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You are probably wondering how hard may this job be. Do you have to drop the tranny? What would the correct speedo gear be? Well, for all you guys that are so curious and would like to change the gear yourself, here is a little help on how to install it.

It's not hard at all. The speedo gear is located on the tail shaft of the tranny; you can get to it by jacking up the front end of your car. You don't even have to drop the tranny.
  1. Look at the rear of the tranny where the driveshaft enters. Above that, on the driver's side, is a plate with a single bolt on it. It also has two wires coming out of it as well.
  2. Remove this bolt and the plug that has the wires coming out of it. Take care as the aluminum tail shaft and steel bolt has probably oxidized with age - you don't want to snap off the bolt!
  3. Once you have done this pull the plate straight off. It's a solid aluminium piece with a rubber O-ring seal at the base of it.
  4. On top is the plastic "speedo gear."
  5. The gear has a c-clip at the base of it. To remove the gear, just simply pry up on the c-clip as not to break it - you have to reuse it to hold on the new gear.
  6. Put on the new gear on the end and reattach the c-clip.
  7. Clean off any dirt from the O-ring so it will seat properly and not leak, and oil the gear with a little tranny fluid.
  8. Push the whole assembly back into the tail shft of the tranny. You might have to jiggle it a little to get the gears to mesh into place.
  9. Re-attach the plug for the wires and snigh down the bolt.
It takes about a total of 15-20 mins. for an average person. It's not hard at all.

J-Bird



 
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