Although it’s not all that common for the input shaft, sometimes referred to as the snout or quill pictured below to become worn, when it does it can be expensive to the uninformed.
What we have observed is this type of repair is on the rise, and whether that’s from inferior repairs such as not enough lubrication applied to the input housing and throw out bearing during the course of a clutch replacement or perhaps the use of inferior lubrication products, or just low quality “Made in China” clutch components during the course of clutch replacement, one thing is for certain we are making this repair more often than in the past at a time when the number of manual transmission to automatics produced is less every year.
I recorded a quick video showing the installation of a repair kit which can be used in lieu of replacing the transmission housing. The kits are available to purchase from us and I imagine elsewhere as well. I want to stress that you must use the throw out bearing supplied in the kit and would need to the next time the clutch had to be replaced as well.
- Don’t forget to lubricate the pivot point for the Clutch fork while your in there!
- Use a high quality anti-seize type lubricant with some staying power.
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