Whats the best way to remove this bushing? I noticed a metal disc in the middle of the shaft, can I push against the disk through the square hole and force the bushing out on the flange end?
Yup. Just be sure to support the driving plate in the area around the bushing, so you don't distort the driving plate. A press is the best way, rather than pounding it out.
Thats the way I do it Norman, after you are completly done with the bushing and cleaning the bore you can coat the metal disc with sealer turn it corner to corner in the square hole and slip it back in.
If you have a lathe I would suggest you check the run out where it bolts to the brake drum they are often bent before boreing the bushing.
You can just push it in when you press in the new bushing. That's how the service manual says to do it. Unless of course that has been done before. Or you could use a hacksaw blade in a holder and split it on two sides and remove it. I don't think it can be driven out through the u-joint end of the output shaft that hole is smaller then the outside diameter of the bushing.
Its out THANKS guys and I noticed it will not fit through the square hole so I must remember to put it in before the bushing. Should LOCKTITE be used when reinstalling trans bushings?
Norman, Loctite is not necessary. I did once use it on some triple gears, was interupted during pressing, and that let it cure in quick time and I ruined the bush trying to get it out again to re-install it.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Norman: Not to change the topic, but just a warning. You need to check that plate for cracks. I have been finding a lot of them cracked. Most are between the rivet holes on the back side of the plate, where the bushing goes in. Dan
This morning I pushed a driven plate bushing out with a back up socket and a few others. Notice the disc fits back in to the square U joint hole from the rear. When every thing is done and clean the disc is put back in from the rear and the cavety behind it is coated with RTV then pushed back from the bushing side.
I think one of the most important parts of a T transmission to check is a bent driven plate and the back of the brake drum.
Put a drum in the lathe with a four jaw very carefully indexing the shaft then checking the run out at the rear. A small cut might be necessary to put it at a right angle to the shaft.
The same is done with the driven plate, very carefully indexing from the shaft and checking for a right angle where the driven plate bolts to the brake drum.My last driven plate had 17 thou. If all is right you should be able to bolt the driven plate to the drum with very little run out at the forth main