[Vwdiesel] Re: [Vwdiesel]tranny flange press

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Tue Apr 15 14:58:15 EDT 2003

At 06:53 AM 4/15/03 +0000, you wrote:
>That's nice!
>Well, I hate to think about it, but I might try it again.  I have to make
>one of what you have, that's good.  Man, you get that clip on with
>vicegrips?  You've got some skills Sandy!

I may have been fuzzy about the vicegrips, not for the circlip, but for
ajusting the 2 flange bolts against the bar.

The circlip I fiddled in with 2 screwdrivers once the flange is pressed in
against the spring, past the groove, using the "press"

I believe the big spring is there on all the trannies, to force the flange
against the circlip and prevent wobble. Otherwise it would tend to wear out
the splines as someone already complained about.
I also think the spring preloads the tapered roller bearing inside the diff.
Leaving that spring out is inviting premature diff. bearing failure!
The spring behind the flange (including the big washer) and the circlip, are
all parts of the grand scheme of holding the diff. together.

Any one else want to see a picture of my flange press?? idiot simple.


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