1.4 gearbox removal

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1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:54 pm

Does anyone have a link to a tutorial to remove the gearbox on my 1998 1.4 corsa?. Looked through the Haynes manual but someone said its a bit long winded and half the stuff it says isn't necessary. Thanks

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by stanc3w0rks » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:57 pm

Haven't done it personally but i would guess just pull the drives from gearbox, unbolt from engine, undo gearbox mounts watch it hit the ground :P or have someone lower it down slowly lol.

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by coupe77 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:04 am

You will need to support the engine

1 remove the wheels
2 remove bottom ball joints
3 pop out the drive shafts
4 undo the gear linkage
5 remove the speedo cable or unplug the connection
6 place jack under the sump
7 undo the bolts around the bell housing
8 undo the gearbox mounts
9 get ready to catch the box will then slide out


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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by stanc3w0rks » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:48 am

Thats a SLIGHTLY more detailed explination than mine ;) haha jk

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:45 pm

Sounds like a piece of p**s when you put it like that ha ha

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by coupe77 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:53 pm

It's not hard its just heavy


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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:45 pm

Weight shouldn't be a problem, got 2 jacks. Just never done one so not sure

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by stanc3w0rks » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:50 pm

I've lifted a civic gearbox

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:44 pm

Thanks for the replys, from what's been said it seems much easier than the Haynes manual makes out, I'll have a bash at it next week and let you know how it goes.

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by coupe77 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:31 pm

I find it better to remove the drive shafts by undoing the 30mm nuts as it gives more room and drop the anti roll bar its a bit more work but gives you more room to get the box in and out


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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:18 pm

As long as I can get at the clutch plates and the bearing ill be happy

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:32 pm

If my gearbox has the inspection plate where you can change the clutch without removing the box, where abouts would it be?

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by coupe77 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:47 pm

Think so you need to remove the gear box end cover on the input shaft you should see a circlip and a 7spline head bolt remove the circlip and bolt then
With a slide hammer pull the shaft out
Take off the inspection cover if you have a flat flywheel you should be fine


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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:03 pm

Think I'm better off taking the box out because thats just gone straight over my head. Thanks any way

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Re: 1.4 gearbox removal

Post by tonyhugill » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:23 pm

Passenger wheel off, gearbox end cover off, (I think). Looking at cogs, am I looking in the right place?. Sorry if I sound numb as f**k