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How much does a 1st gen, 5spd tranny weigh?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Moco, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Moco

    Moco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My clutch is starting to make some funky noises when I engage it (the noise goes and comes). This is sounding like I will need to replace the clutch at some point not in the too distant future.

    I've never pulled a tranny or done a clutch in any car/truck before, but think I'm up for the job for this truck. My main concern is the physically manhandling of the tranny - I will be doing this job on 3 ton jackstands. I'm figuring the money I will save on labor will more than offset the $80 cost to get one of these:

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    http://www.harborfreight.com/450-lb-capacity-transmission-jack-39178.html

    For you guys that have pulled transmissions in these trucks without a lift, what tips and tricks did you pick up? Is handling a transmission possible with one person? Whats the weight of the unit?

    Also, apparently there is a need to resurface the flywheel? I know Eric the Car Guy has his own homemade method that he claims works pretty well for him using sandpaper. Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. TherealScuba

    TherealScuba Well-Known Member

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    I've had my trans out 2 times now.
    The trans with transfercase unit is probably around #110.
    My truck is about 4-5" higher than stock and that floor jack worked fine.
    I borrowed that one from my buddy last time.
    I'm 5'8" and #150 and can wrestle the trans/ tcase without issue.

    Resurface the fly wheel no matter what.

    Go for it, if you're handy with a wrench its not a hard job. Just tedious.
     
  3. isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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    View the build. Too much to list.
    2 moderately strong guys could hold each side and drop it out without much struggle. The hardest part will be the lack of space to move around.
     
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    Slodgetto Über Posre

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    I've dropped/reinstalled my auto (which I think is heavier than the 5 speed), I used that exact jack and did the job myself. Totally doable.... just tedious like Scuba said.

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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    HA! You KNOW that auto R&R is a pain in the ass, def. easier doing the manual..:)
     
  6. Moco

    Moco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!

    Thanks guys for the input. I'm planning on doing this in the summer, when I have a bit more free time. I may just do a DIY writeup if the situation presents itself as I didn't see one here on this board.

    Thanks again.
     
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