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Not The 1st Kink

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by SWC87, Jun 3, 2022.

  1. Jun 3, 2022
    SWC87

    SWC87 New Member

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    This isn't the 1st kink I've worked on in my '57 CJ-5, but it is the current one - it had a bit of water in the tranny...:rolleyes::rolleyes: and in the transfer case...:)
    tranny.jpg
     
  2. Jun 3, 2022
    Twin2

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    not sure if anything there might be saved
    I myself would be looking for another one
     
  3. Jun 3, 2022
    duffer

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    I think it is pretty safe to assume that you will find what you did in any Jeep parked outside without a hard top. Unless you perhaps live in the Atacama.
     
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  4. Jun 3, 2022
    SWC87

    SWC87 New Member

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    It's actually cleaning up pretty good. My '59 Farmall Cub's tranny looked far worse and its running like a champ now. A little kerosene can work wonders.
     
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  5. Jun 3, 2022
    cj2atruck

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  6. Jun 4, 2022
    SWC87

    SWC87 New Member

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    It's looking better. tranny2_HDR.jpg
     
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  7. Jun 4, 2022
    nickmil

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    I’d tear it down and really evaluate it. Those are easy to work on. I’d bet the bearings and at least some of the gears are not good.
     
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  8. Jun 4, 2022
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    X2! It would take a miracle for the bearings and races to not be pitted.
     
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  9. Jun 5, 2022
    SWC87

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    10-4 - It'll be a while until I can give it a test drive, but I'll check it then. Thanks all for the comments.
     
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  10. Jun 5, 2022
    jeepdaddy2000

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    Running the gears will probably be OK, I too would be worried about the input/mainshaft bearings. Perhaps the pocket and countershaft needles as well.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2022
    Glenn

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    Do you plan to drive it on the road?
     
  12. Jun 7, 2022
    SWC87

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    Not initially. Just trying to get it up and running as the PO left it uncovered in his yard for 6+ years (hence the rust in the tranny, I guess). It won't go on the public highway for at least several months. BTW, I dropped the oil pan on the TC yesterday and the gears there look very good - there was some oil in there, along with some water.
     
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  13. Jun 7, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    I've seen bad on here but that is likely the worse. I'd run it and see what happens. You can clean up the worst of it with a brush and any lube or Diesel fuel. Cycle in clean oil after an hour.
     
  14. Jun 7, 2022
    txtoller

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    The transfer case on my 71 had water in it mixed with oil....I rebuilt it.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2022
    Glenn

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    You would be wise to pull the transmission at this stage of the game rather than later on wishing you had done it previously.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2022
    SWC87

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    I'll post more pics and results as I can on this thread, but for now - summer, the pool, and grandkids are eating up my wrenching time. I'm like the window washer on the Empire State Building - I just wash one window at a time - eventually I get 'em all done...then I start over. :)
     
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