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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Floppy Reverse/5th fork

I’m reassembling my Alfetta gearbox with new (used) reverse gears and have a question about the fork that holds the reverse idler gear. It wants to simply hang down. I realize when it’s all together, the idler gear will be on a shaft which will also hold the fork in place, but concerned about how the assembly will go together if the fork won’t stay in place.

Is this normal? Any recommendations when installing the front casing?

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Dangling Fork

It`s normal, but not a problem.

When assembling transaxles and transmissions, everything comes together far easier with the trans standing vertically..

The fork will stay in place with the small idler gear in it while the front cover is slid down in place. Same for inserting the gear assembly & center bearing carrier into the rear section, as well as putting on the rear cover on a transmission.
On the transmissions the two roller bearings on the main and layshaft, will stay tight in their inner race (which should be heavily greased with thick axle grease to keep them there) while the rear tower cover is slid in place...

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