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Old 09-27-2013, 04:44 AM
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Hi Samy, it's been a while since I did the rebuild but I think snap ring 78 did sit tight in a grove when I rebuilt my transmission (page 5 of the rebuild thread.) In your case: you don't see the grove at all or does the snap ring not provide enough pressure? Did you replace the right number of clutch plates? If you put in more than came out (remember there might be more plates in your rebuild kit than necessary for your particular transmission) they might sit higher than the grove and therefore not allow to put in the snap ring? Am not really sure how critical 78 is since the clutch assembly is really held together by snap ring 89 after using the press. Personally; if the problem is just that snap ring 78 sits in the grove loosely, I would order a new one and replace it to be sure.
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