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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 01, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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I just pulled this tranny out of a 1980 Z/28 and I noticed that the input shaft has a little bit of play to it. There is approx 1mm of travel from on extreme to the other in all directions. Is this normal?
If it's not normal what should i do about it?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 01, 09:07 AM
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There is always a little play in the front bearing. Since you have it out they are not hard to change and if the tranny has many miles on it it's probably bad.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 01, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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The tranny was rebuilt (all bearings, seals and warn gears) 15,000 kms ago... so it's fairly new. I was thinking about cracking it open and taking a peak inside anyway though...

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 01, 01:10 PM
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The input shaft will have play in it. It relies on the pilot bushing in the crankshaft to stabilize it. This is why it is important that you have a good pilot bushing.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 01, 04:41 PM
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Better yet, a good pilot BEARING - $12.00, and they last forever.

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