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From: Nashville, TN, USA
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posted 03-27-2001 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What should you look for in evaluating a 4spd toploader that has not run in 10 years. I am curious if I should take it out and go through it or just refill with fluid and try it out. I have no idea about its condition and in addition I have never worked on one either. What should I look for and how difficult is it to rebuild if necessary? Thanks for all the help.

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posted 03-27-2001 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Pull the top cover and look for signs of wear on the gear teeth and syncros. The edges should be sharp and crisp. If they look rounded off, or if you see metal in the oil it may be time for a rebuild. If it's just the syncros then you'll need a bearing/syncro job. That's the basic rebuild, if the gears or shafts are worn then the cost goes UP.

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