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how to remove speedo drive gear?

PostPost by: jono » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:58 am

Can anyone tell me how to remove the drive gear from a 4 speed gearbox as I need to replace the O ring?

Many thanks.

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:57 am

Drain the gearbox.

Remove 7/16 bolt (9) that secures the forked hold down (6).

Pry lightly on each side (alternating) of the "bearing" (3) with a very small flat blade screwdriver.

Out she comes!
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:55 pm

piss-ant wrote:Pry lightly on each side (alternating) of the "bearing" (3) with a very small flat blade screwdriver.


I agree that this is the method, but in my experience "prying lightly" often turns into a cursing exercise.
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PostPost by: jono » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:40 pm

Thanks guys - she popped out no probs, just need a new O ring now to keep the Redline MTL in check :)

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