T45 tailshaft bushing and seal replacement

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  1. 1bad95

    1bad95 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever replaced the tailshaft bushing and seal on a t45? Getting some noise and vibrations from the tailshaft area of the trans and i believe this could be the culprit. Driveshaft has a good amount of play where it enters the back of the trans. Havent found much info on how to tackle this and if i can just pull the tailshaft of the trans while still in the car if its needed to come out. Any info or tips are greatly appreciated!!
     
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    Like this...lol. This guy wanted a roller bearing inplace of the bushing, but to answer your question, yes both bushing and seal can be replaced. And you might be able to dismount the tailshaft housing with out dropping the entire tranny. Their is enough room to get the bolts out. Ive never done this, because the tranny had to always come out for other reasons.
     
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    Thanks 96! So I'm assuming the tailshaft def needs to come off for the bushing replacement? Roller bearing def seems like a good idea too

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    Yes...Tailshaft housing will need to come off to replace bushing. Send it my way with your desired bearing of choice if you want it like the picture.
     
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    It's getting ready to go on Jack stands for the winter and I'm gonna get it apart. Might have to go that route. How much to machine it for a bearing?

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    Idk.... $50hr for 2hr job.... $50bucks...lol. The bear will probably cost more. Ill check with the guy and his bearing part #. Its Jacob Lambs ...if anyone keeps up with drag racing. Ill report back.
     
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    OK thanks man! I'll def let you know. Might try to he new. bushing 1st but I definitely like having this option available

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    Its mostly a racers science to try and win
     
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    Is that a drop in replacement or is machining required?
     
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    im pretty sure that it needs to be machined to fit the bearing
     
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    Machining required.
     
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    Does the stock output seal still fit with the machining done to it?
     
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    Yup. Two separate area but all in the same.
     
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    This is awesome, I will have to go this route. Let me know when you get the part number on the bearing and if you want to do another one we will talk business when the time comes.
     
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    Will do. I also offer machined pullies, flywheel lighting, rear gear ring lightning, head decking, ...really just about any type of machining. You can think it, ill try it.
     
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