On Mon, 24 May 1999 08:30:05 -0400 email@example.com wrote:
> I am doing an off frame restoration of a tr4 and when i bought the car the
> transmission would pop out of gear in 3 rd gear. I have another trans. that
> i could put in the car but i was wondering if anyone has run into this
> problem and are there any ideas if it is an easy fix so i don't have to
> switch trans. Any ideas would be helpful.
> thanks kirk rau
This is a classic problem of a gearbox with excessive wear. The solution is a
gearbox rebuild which is not very expensive if you do it yourself. But I would
rate the rebuild as not for the beginner. If you do your own work and consider
yourself "mechanicly inclined"... give it a shot. A Haynes manual will take
you through it step-by-step. The Triumph Workshop Manual is a reference source
but does not have enogh info to do the job.
The problem is likely a result of too much play in the bushings and spacers
between the geras on the mainshaft.
If you can try the other gearbox convieniently thats a good path. But you a
gambling on "what's behind curtain 3"
62 TR4 CT16260L - Groton, MA