Transaxle install after transmission fix

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mhebb1
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Transaxle install after transmission fix

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Hope this thing works after all the work getting it out and rebuilt. This is the poor mans lift out in the yard. In Vermont I have a LOT of tercel parts *85.86 if anyone is close enough to come get them. (S Straffrord).
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SirFoxx
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Re: Transaxle install after transmission fix

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rebuilt with what parts?

thats a shame to roll a clean looking wagon on its side like that
1988 DLX 4wd Tercel Wagon w/ weber (RIP)
1985 4wd Tercel SR5 (RIP)
1986 Base 2dr Hatch (RIP / PARTS)
1986 DLX 4wd Tercel Wagon with ???
1985 DLX 2dr Tercel Hatch w/manual swap
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Re: Transaxle install after transmission fix

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I agree with SirFoxx. I'm sure it was nice to not have to crawl under the car but this approach seems like it would have its own challenges.

What was wrong with the transmission?
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Re: Transaxle install after transmission fix

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Wow... I was shocked when I saw those pics. But this forum could use a jolt, so thanks for providing one. If it works, it's called innovation. If not, well... lesson learned.
mhebb1
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Re: Transaxle install after transmission fix

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No damage to tercel. Just lay out 8 or so tires for it to rest on, Transmission was missing 5th gear. Teeth turned out to be stripped. Support under hubs and door post where the body strength is. I drained the gas first. A lot easier to work on vs a lift where everything is over your head. I have a few spare transmissions to scavenge. And hoards of other parts.
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mhebb1 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 4:47 am No damage to tercel. Just lay out 8 or so tires for it to rest on, Transmission was missing 5th gear. Teeth turned out to be stripped. Support under hubs and door post where the body strength is. I drained the gas first. A lot easier to work on vs a lift where everything is over your head. I have a few spare transmissions to scavenge. And hoards of other parts.
no damage? uhuh, sure. i dont think the side of the car is meant to support 2300lbs. but you do you boo boo
1988 DLX 4wd Tercel Wagon w/ weber (RIP)
1985 4wd Tercel SR5 (RIP)
1986 Base 2dr Hatch (RIP / PARTS)
1986 DLX 4wd Tercel Wagon with ???
1985 DLX 2dr Tercel Hatch w/manual swap
1981 2dr Toyota Tercel w/7age (RIP)
1981 3dr hatch Toyota Tercel w/Turbo 4AGE
1981 3dr hatch Toyota Tercel SR-5
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Re: Transaxle install after transmission fix

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These cars have no frame so the body is like an eggshell and has good strength if spread out.I don't see an option to add more pictures to show there was no damage to body. Should I start a new topic?
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Re: Transaxle install after transmission fix

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mhebb1 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:09 am These cars have no frame so the body is like an eggshell and has good strength if spread out.I don't see an option to add more pictures to show there was no damage to body. Should I start a new topic?
No need for a new topic, you're good here!

For adding more photos: below the white box, just click on 'Full Editor & Preview.'

Then below the white box on the next screen, click on the Attachments tab, click 'Add files,' do that and then click 'place inline.'
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ImageBelow see how the car was rolled over. Here it is tilted enough so I can get fluid into the transmission. Before I had the tractor I used a comealong (hand winch). No tires under it because it's not going all the way over.This was not ideal for installing the transaxel. I ended up setting a saw horse next to the car with boards running from it to the frame rails. This made a table on just the right level so no lifting was needed to slide the beast into the engine. It was necessary to tilt the engine down towards the back to get the input shaft to enter the clutch. In the other picture I'm piping gear oil into the transmission. The body shows no damage from being previously rolled on it's side. (Not the first time either)
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