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I'm planning to use a different/newer transmission for a klze swap. However, I've heard horror stories that if you don't insert a plug or socket in the "differential side gear" that the gears may possibly fall out of place creating havoc upon reinstallation. Link/thread I've found as an example:
http://www.mx6.com/forums/2g-mx6-other-performance/195057-v6-manual-transmission-freak-accident.html

IS there anyway to visually tell if the gears have fell out of place prior to buying the new transmission? Pics would be great.

Basically I don't want to purchase a transmission which already has the gears out of place requiring me to take apart the transmission in order to re-align them. TIA
 

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its specifically the spider gears you're talking about. I don't have pics handy, but you want to look into the axle holes, and make sure you see 4 gears, all facing inward.

imagine this with a tranny case over it, and without the pin in the middle:



also - it doesnt have to be a socket.. i typically use rope or wire - whatever will keep 1 gear tightly in place (this will keep all of them in place)
 

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no clue.. it was image 3 or for with a google image search lol.
 

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its specifically the spider gears you're talking about. I don't have pics handy, but you want to look into the axle holes, and make sure you see 4 gears, all facing inward.
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Well I took a look at the transmission i'll be might be using and I didn't see the spider gears you were referring to, can you double check, here's a shot from the passenger side (intermediate shaft side):



And from the driver's side:



What do you think?
 

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I do believe thats an ATX. Mine came with a coathanger through the hole. Only problem is that it messed up the seals, so i had to replace them.
 

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I do believe thats an ATX. Mine came with a coathanger through the hole. Only problem is that it messed up the seals, so i had to replace them.
What's an ATX? I'm just trying to find out if the gears are placed correctly before inserting a socket...
 

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I never had to stick anything through my trans when I reinstalled it. I may be one of the lucky few though, who knows! :D
 

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That's right nisif. I don't believe you would see any spider gears through the axle holes as GC had mentioned.

However, using GC's picture as an example, it is possible that one of those gears you see in the middle could rotate down/up and cause you to not be able to insert an axle. That is why it is suggested you place something in there to keep it in place during transport.

I've never put anything in or through the axle holes when doing any of the engine / transmission swaps I've done. I've also transported many (and have 2 MTX, 1 ATX, and a 323 GTX manual tranny) without ever having the spider gears slide around. I'm not saying it's impossible, just not the most likely thing you should be worrying about.
 
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