Tuesday, January 10, 2012

All Parts Are here

It turns out that the transmission is the same as a Geo Metro so they got the bearings and seals easily.
They are starting to put it back together today and I should have him back as early as Friday. He showed me the bad bearing which I will try and get some good pictures of and post them here. The ball bearings and the surfaces that they ride on were very pitted. I am not sure what caused the premature failure but when I get the bearing apart and inspect the wear pattern it should give me a clue. My guess is that it is excessive side loading of the bearing.

As soon as he is all back to normal I am going to get back on the trailer hitch installation, and wiring.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

There is a light at the end of the tunel

I just heard from the transmission place that it was a bearing that was bad, and they have it on order. All they have to do is find the axle seal, and Mac will be on the road again. They said as early as this Friday, or early next week.
YA WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!