Can’t get side cover on 833

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  1. drewmac

    drewmac Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a old thread but I need some help. Can you install the forks and side plate with the trans in the car? I replaced my side gasket and got it all back together. But when I installed it the reverse and 1-2 lever will not budge. I think I just got it installed in-correctly. I can pull the trans but for the life of me I don't want too. :(
     
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      I've done it so I know it's possible :) Not a lot of room to work next to the tunnel, but there is enough.
      I think your diagnosis is correct... don't pull it yet!
       
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        I was able to do it! I used a piece of cardboard to hold the 2 forks up and then slid the side cover on and it looks like everything is moving the correct way. Fingers crossed. I install the shift linkage today so we will know. I made a template of the cardboard piece. If anyone wants it I will post it.
         
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          Hi DrewMac. Please post the template. I may have to remove the side overs of a few 833s shortly.
           
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          Here you go. The hole is where the reverse lever bolt comes out. You'll have to bend it slightly to get it under the forks and leave room to get the cover over them. Once you have the forks in the cover you can pull this out and slide it the rest of the way in.

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          When I say bend it I mean towards the inside of the transmission at the top of the template. If you need more info let me know.

          P.S. If anyone makes this and sells it I want my cut! :)
           
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          Let me know how thus works and PM me if you have any trouble.
           
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