Gearbox Shaft Seal/Clutch Pivot Arm Removal

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Gearbox Shaft Seal/Clutch Pivot Arm Removal

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Hi, I've got the gearbox out of the 4x4, removed the transfer box, separated the gearbox and clutch housing, and had the flywheel ground. Is it necessary or advised to replace the gearbox shaft seal? To remove I have to take the pivot arm out, which the Haynes manual states you drive out the "roll pin". Has anyone done this, any advice on how to do it, since I can't see any way you can get a punch into position to drive the pin out.
Any advice gratefully received.

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IT'll only go one way.
Apply some heat, and belt it like you REALLY mean it.
Imagine it's the face of someone you really hate and go at it!
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Post by Gordon »

Thanks for the advice, but is replacing the seal a must do? I can't see any way to get at the "roll pin" from one side, so would have to resort to cutting off the end that appears threaded, and then try to either drilll out or drive the pin through. I assume that in getting the pivot shaft out I'd need to replace the nylon bushes as well?
Any advice gratefully received.
Gordon
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1991 BX 1.9GTi 4x4
1994 Xantia 2.0SX

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Post by docchevron »

It shouldn't need a seal, unless it's leaking of course, but they last forever.
Once the release shaft is out look for wear / cracking on the nylon bushes, but again, it's unlikely they'll need replacing, just clean them up and slap a bit of lube on them upon reassembly.
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Post by Gordon »

Thanks very much for your help. Not aware that the seal is leaking, and the nylon bushes are ok.
Cheers, Gordon
Gordon
1948 Light15
1966 ID19
1991 BX 1.9GTi 4x4
1994 Xantia 2.0SX