This has been a heck of a project. I hurt everywhere! So far I'm 3 days in, and this is as far as I've gotten . In my defense, I spent a good deal of time cleaning up that Toyota frame spray, and I only broke one bolt (it was on the support ear bolted to the exhaust manifold from the bell housing).
Separating the bell housing from the engine was by FAR the worst part of removal. There were 3 hours between having it unbolted and actually having it separated, filled with shaking, tapping, prying, etc. The thing that finally busted it loose was a 1" solid steel bar 6 feet long (used to be a weight lifting bar); dad snuck it in next to the battery all the way down to where the starter mates up, and gave it a few whacks with the hammer. That dowel was a stubborn little snot.
Anyways here's some pics
The 5spd has the same kind of 2 piece shifter the 6 speed has, with rubber separating the upper and lower shafts
These two bell housing bolts were a bugger. Best way is through the shifter hole with 20" worth of 1/2" drive extensions on the 17mm socket.
The whole mess on the floor, you can see the dowel of death right there under the starter hole. Get one of those tranny jacks if you're gonna do this, it makes SUCH a difference
Found my clutch squeak. No grease on the fork pivot...
...or on the quill! Wow how did it never stick
Transfer case off. You can see how the input shaft from the transfer case goes through the transmission rear seal. It's clean in there because there's an air gap between the transmission and the transfer case.
Another shot. Back on the jack because those bell housing bolts were TIGHT, and I had no more hands lol
In the vice. I put bolts through the plate at the bottom so the vice doesn't mar up the sealing surface. Looks a lot like a Jeep tranny at this point
I think I know why she whines so much in 5th. The input and countershaft bearings both have a small amount of looseness to them, and the 5th gear bearing also, but look at the small 5th gear pressed onto the output shaft. Pitted, worn, probably overheated when towing something. Frick. At least all the other gears including the constant run gears have no significant wear I can see.
More pics when I get farther I suppose