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True Slide

RP71C #2 Trans Rebuild

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So my HR32 started making some crazy noises while driving a few weeks ago. At first it sounded like I had a rod knock just at idle but when stepping on the clutch the noise would go away and while driving it would make some loud winding/grinding noises in all gears except 4th. So after a bit of research and call some transmission shops around by me, nobody wanted to touch the old transmission in fear of not finding parts so that left it up to me. I did quite a bit a research but couldn't find an exact matching bearing kit for this trans. I took a chance at comparing pictures once I had the casings off and I was able to fit a kit on fully reassemble the trans. This thread is to help anyone with a RWD R32 who needs information in attempting to repair them.

I did not need syncros but I took a kit with them for the couple $ extra they charged. Now the kit I used is BK133BWS from cobra transmission. The RP71C #2 does use the 3 piece 2nd gear syncro but the 3rd and 4 do not use the smaller syncros found in the later model trans. The earlier 80s kits do have the larger 3rd and 4th syncro but all the bearings are different. Maybe there is a kit that combines it but I couldn't find it and again I didn't need the syncros. Reverse is NOT synchronized on this model.

The tools I used where a table vice, bearing puller, hammer and fire. Im not going to do a step by step breakdown but be weary of many little springs and balls falling all over the place.IMG_20201019_202841.thumb.jpg.67282082abd28d230b4fa3e1c5af91b4.jpgIMG_20201019_205254.thumb.jpg.4e54f8d38988cdb3162a5969786f340f.jpgIMG_20201019_221057.thumb.jpg.2084d49ce11032a731f5454cd9d7fb55.jpgIMG_20201019_232145.thumb.jpg.2968c9a5099b8c61cb596bb94dad6560.jpgIMG_20201020_135527.thumb.jpg.25661d22cc2e4cc9bb274d7e1b2a5bcd.jpgIMG_20201020_144409.thumb.jpg.705e3347a89f9c2fe411d6663fc830f9.jpgIMG_20201020_150832.thumb.jpg.1a4cf973150e86b5857b24cacbb7101f.jpgIMG_20201020_150451.thumb.jpg.3d68bbbd1ea467cf3302d086228be45f.jpg,IMG_20201019_202825.thumb.jpg.44aa2a0124f609ba0c32aa74b6f58034.jpg

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