Rebuild your transmission using only tools already in your shop!
This video is a teaser of what we have for sale on our website. In our video we help you tear down, and rebuild a M5R1/M5R2 Manual transmission step by step.
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Changing a Shifter Repair kit on a Mazda B2300
This is me installing a shifter repair kit for my Mazda B2300 also the same
on a Ford Ranger too. This link is where to but this kit. Its about $25
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Learn About Transmission Synchro Rings
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Paul Cangialosi from 5speeds.com discusses the function of synchro rings
typically used in Muncie, T10, T5, and T56 transmissions.
1993 Ford Explorer transmission
Here we are fixing a 1993 Ford Explorer. The guy dumped it. He locked up
the reverse shift pin and thought it was a goner. But the cat came back,
and the very next day, we had it up and running. Course we had to take the
transmission out, put it on the floor, fix the reverse shift pin, and
re-install the transmission back in the vehicle. We also removed the Exhaust manifold stud bolts with a blow
torch and pair of pliers. It had to be done.
'88 F150 M5R2 to ZF S5-42 Transmission Swap 1 of 3
This is the first video of my F150 transmission swap from the Mazda M5R2
5-speed manual to the ZF S5-42 5-speed manual. In this video I remove the
driveshaft, speedometer cable and starter.
The old Mazda M5R2 transmission has a leak behind the shifter assembly
where 3 plastic or rubber plugs have dry rotted due to heat. New rebuilds
have brass plugs to remedy this, but I could not find one for a reasonable
price to put in this budget truck build. Luckily I found the ZF S5-42
transmission for $400 used, and that's the main reason this swap is being
done this way. The cheapest M5R2 I could find was $1200.
The other added benefit is that the wide ratio ZF's 1st and reverse gears
are creeper gears that are good for towing and backing up trailers,
carrying heavy loads and slow off-road driving. The overdrive gear is
numerically lower for lower rpm on the highway, which will return better
mileage. It seems that this will be an improvement on every level over the
close-ratio Mazda M5R2, especially considering that the bearings were shot
and it was probably sapping rear wheel horsepower and costing
precious fuel. Since this is a work truck and not a race car, the slower
acceleration that you get from a wide ratio transmission will not be an
4R44E Transmission Teardown Inspection - Transmission Repair
Here we see a teardown of a 4R44E transmission of a Mazda B3000 3.0 V6.
This unit is also on the Ford Ranger and Ford Explorer. Although the unit
changes in name, they're virtually the same unit as I explain in the video.
4R44E has 4 pinion planets on the front and rear. 4R55E and 5R55E have 6
pinion planets. 5R55E has an added speed sensor and reluctor on the output
shaft for an added signal for the computer to make a 5th gear. Most of the
parts are interchangeable between the 3 including valve body. The computer
is the one responsible to make this transmission shift 5 times. The added
gear is between 1st. and 2nd. applying the overdrive band to give you that
extra gear that some call it 2nd prime.
Car Transmissions & Synchromesh: "Spinning Levers" 1936 Chevrolet Auto Mechanics 10min
more at http://auto-parts.quickfound.net/
Auto mechanics playlist:
'"The transmission in the modern motorcar -- the mechanism that makes it
possible to have three forward speeds and a reverse -- is a series of
levers, levers that spin."
VS cartoon of Archimedes trying to move earth with a lever extending from
the moon or another planet in outer space; CU cartoon of Archimedes says
"Give me a lever long enough and I can move the world."
CU disembodied hands using antique can opener to open a can of peaches; CU
can open cutting through top of can.
Two boys playing on a seesaw.
CU pitch bar tool inserted between train wheel and track; man cranks large
lever to move freight car along track; CU disembodied arm pumps lever
lifting antique car off ground.
VS man demonstrates basics of the lever using triangular piece as fulcrum
and a long metal piece, man attaches 10 lbs. weight to one end of the bar
and a 5 lbs. weight to the other end; man hangs various weights from both
ends of the bar balancing the two by moving the fulcrum to various points
along the bar; man demonstrates how a gear is constructed through numerous
VS stop-motion animation of two wheels with paddles added one by one
turning wheels into paddle wheels and then into interlocking gears; cuts to
more sophisticated gear; cuts to metal gears; VS CU different types of
machine gears, worm gears, bevel gears, lopsided gears.
Disembodied arm pieces together piece by piece a basic motor with various
gear components; superimposed text appears labeling various parts;
superimposed arrows identify different gears; motor begins to turn; cuts to
CU car drives across frame; cuts back to crude motor; camera pans to
Revolutions Per Minute dial which reads 100 rpm, camera pans to another RPM
instrument dial which reads 30 rpm; CU crude model of gears in motor,
superimposed arrows show flow of energy through the system.
CU RPM instrument dial reads 60 rpm; CU churning gears of motor,
superimposed arrows she flow of energy through gear system; VS man
demonstrates on gears how shifting to various gears works.
CU arrow point to 90 rpm on deal labeled Revolutions Per Minute; VS man
demonstrating different gears.
Great shot 4 lanes of cars stopped at stoplight on city street; Travel
Bureau sign in background.
CU disembodied hand in white glove shifts clutch of car; CU motor shifting
gears; CU tire with Chevrolet hubcap begins to move; 1920s and 1930s cars
stopped at traffic light begin to move; CU inside car woman shifts gears;
car driving down tree-lined highway in possibly New York, what appears to
be the Statue of Liberty is seen off in the distance.
Woman enters drivers seat of Chevrolet, man waves start flag; car drives
off down street; CU disembodied woman's foot on gas pedal beside break and
clutch pedal with Chevrolet logos; CU speedometer shows car hitting 60 mph;
CU woman downshifts; CU speedometer goes down to 35 mph; car stops at
bottom of hill.
CU sign along rugged road 'Steep Hill Use Second Gear"'
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
A machine consists of a power source and a power transmission system, which
provides controlled application of the power. Merriam-Webster defines
transmission as: an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears
and the propeller shaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to
a live axle. Often transmission refers simply to the gearbox that uses
gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a
rotating power source to another device...
Manual transmission come in two basic types:
- a simple but rugged sliding-mesh or unsynchronized / non-synchronous
system, where straight-cut spur gear sets are spinning freely, and must be
synchronized by the operator matching engine revs to road speed, to avoid
noisy and damaging "gear clash",
- and the now common constant-mesh gearboxes which can include
non-synchronised, or synchronized / synchromesh systems, where typically
diagonal cut helical (or sometimes either straight-cut, or double-helical)
gear sets are constantly "meshed" together, and a dog clutch is used for
changing gears. On synchromesh boxes, friction cones or "synchro-rings" are
used in addition to the dog clutch to closely match the rotational speeds
of the two sides of the (declutched) transmission before making a full
Ford Ranger & Mazda B-Series Pickup Clutch Hydraulic Release System Bleeding Procedures
Video shows an easy way to bleed the clutch hydraulics on a Ford Ranger or
Mazda B-Series pickup. We also have a video Ranger Bleeding Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91IYY_YENRw that shows the procedure on an
actual truck. (Presented by Gary Croyle of Perfection)
Video Topics include:
- Describing symptoms of air trapped in the release system (i.e. no
release, poor release, gear grinding, can't put into 1st or reverse)
- Bench Testing & Bleeding of Clutch Master Cylinder
- Testing Clutch Master Cylinder on Vehicle
- Inserting clutch line into new Perfection TECH-Link™ connector
- Gravity Bleeding of Slave Cylinder
- Demonstration of proper plate lift after successful clutch bleeding
This whole clutch bleeding procedure was done using absolutely NO special
tools. Only a Philips screwdriver was used. You can easily do this too!
Try this procedure on your next Ford Ranger or Mazda pickup clutch job. You
will be glad you did. It works, its easy and you will save lots of time!
Perfection Technical Hotline:
1-800-258-8312 then dial 4
TECHnovation™ Clutch Hydraulics....
Designed and engineered to install faster and easier than original equipment,
using existing lines and no special tools!
Perfection offers a complete line of TECHnovation™ Clutch Hydraulics
including concentric clutch slave cylinders, external clutch slave
cylinders, clutch master cylinders and pre-filled units.
TECHnovation™ is the natural evolution to Perfection's "Service the
System™" approach to clutch repair which leads to longer life and more
Removal and Servicing of Clutch Master Cylinder to Slave Cylinder Connections
This video demonstrates the proper techniques for disconnecting and
connecting the clutch hydraulic line at the concentric slave cylinder.
These procedures apply to clutch hydraulics on various vehicles from the
Ford, GM, Chevrolet and Dodge families.
(Presented by Gary Croyle of Perfection)
If you need help bleeding a clutch hydraulic system on a Ford Ranger or
Mazda B Series pickup please refer to the following video:
Perfection Technical Hotline:
1-800-258-8312 then dial 4
Trans & Clutch 1 - Remove Transmission
This is the first in a multi-video series regarding clutch tech. The
clutch itself is a simple mechanism, but it's buried deep in the engine, so
you can't just cover the clutch. First, you have to cover how to remove
the transmission to get to it.
This project started off strange, got kind-of not-good, and then took a
turn for the worst. The typical clutch job is not as difficult as the next
video will display, but it's good this happened to me because I film this
kind of crap. If for some asinine reason you encounter the kind of failure
I experienced, you'll know what to do after the next video. Clutch
assembly will be covered in a third video.
About the car:
You saw the other assembly video. You know when I put this thing together.
You know it doesn't come out to play when it's cloudy. I've had it on the
road less than an earl change. Freshly rebuilt TRE Stage 2.5 trans with a
brand new ACT 2600 and a sprung 6-puck (MB1-XTG6) on a stock flywheel.
This is Transmission #4.