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Post  Kimba 06/08/09, 08:28 pm

Does anyone no how hard it is to fit a replacement gearbox? Me and ma mate are planning on doing it this weekend. Do we need anyhting in particular?
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Post  STEVEGTI 06/08/09, 08:54 pm

no not hard a clutch aligning tool would help but you can do it by eye aswell

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Post  Miniswift 07/08/09, 09:26 am

Hi,

Anything is easy if you know what you are doing.
Make sure you drain gearbox oil first.
Do you have an owners service manual?
You will need to take out both pot joints. To do this you will need to take out both front hubs from bottom arms. Also, don't forget to take out speedo drive which has bolt on the side!

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Post  STEVEGTI 07/08/09, 01:45 pm

you dont have to take the front hubs of just undo the bottom ball joint push the leg up and pull out the shaft

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Post  swift_turbo 07/08/09, 02:53 pm

You only need to take pssinger side drive shaft out leav the other 1 it makes it a lot easier. and as for speedo drive dont undo bolt. just remive metal clip ind the cable will slide out.
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Post  STEVEGTI 07/08/09, 04:12 pm

right you are i normally take it out just for the space and habit

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Post  dbssgti 07/08/09, 05:35 pm

I also take out the battery tray for more space also dont forget the earth cable, reverse switch & the startermotor!

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Post  dominator 07/08/09, 06:31 pm

defo get the clutch tool, bout a 5er from halfords
the hardest part is putting the new box on
take off the other shaft aswell coz it will be easyer to put it on
its bad enough trying to persuade 1 spline to line up let alone 2
this link takes you to the factory manual for the g/box
pages 14+15 should tell you all you need to know
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14856

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Post  Kimba 07/08/09, 08:31 pm

Thanks very much guys. Fitting it Monday so we'll keep all the advice at hand.
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Post  dbssgti 07/08/09, 09:40 pm

good luck!!!!!!!!!!!! Twisted Evil

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Post  dominator 08/08/09, 07:59 pm

i just realised that you dont need the clutch tool for just a box change Rolling Eyes
are you changing the clutch aswell?
i would atleast have a good look at the plate, cover and thrust bearing whilst your at it, just to be sure
there would be nothing worse than a month down the line and the cluch go`s then you gota do it all over again

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