ZF Transmission sleeve. It's kicking my butt! Technique requested.

Poway

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Nov 22, 2021
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In the process of changing Tranny fluid, filter and transmission sleeve.
I'm killing myself trying to figure out on how to reinstall. I understand their is a notch. But getting the sleeve to rotate, to find the notch is kicking my butt. Any advice greatly appreciated.
 

discostew

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Lots of grease. Make sure the lock lever hasen't moved and is keeping the sleeve out. Then when it is seated into the trans you may need to move it back outward to get the lock bar to slide in.
 

Poway

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Nov 22, 2021
14
1
Fl
Lots of grease. Make sure the lock lever hasen't moved and is keeping the sleeve out. Then when it is seated into the trans you may need to move it back outward to get the lock bar to slide in.
Thank you, great advice
The victory came after:
1) complete removal of the transmission bracket. Allowing great access to the sleeve
2) Use a 24mm socket to drive the sleeve into the wall.
Success!
 
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