DISASSEMBLY - FRONT SECTION
G. Removal and Disassembly of
NOTE: Refer to the illustration provided at Part D of this section. Except for the PTO gears, the left and right countershaft assemblies are identical and disassembled in the same manner.
3. Using the rear face 3rd speed sear as a base, press the drive gear, PTO gear and 3rd speed (or overdrive) gear from each countershaft (left). This will also remove the front bearing inner race from countershaft of models so equipped (right). IMPORTANT: NEVER USE THE PTO GEAR AS A PRESSING BASE. The narrow face width of this gear makes it very susceptible to breakage.
Move the right countershaft assembly to the rear as far as possible so front of shaft can be re- moved from case bore and moved to the center of case. Lift the assembly from case and repeat the procedure for left countershaft assembly. NOTE: The left and right reverse idler gear as- semblies are identical and disassembled in the same manner. If removal and disassembly of this assembly is necessary, refer to Part C of this sec- tion.
2 . Remove the drive gear retaining snap ring from front of each countershaft.
4. Using the rear face of 1st speed gear as a base, press the 2nd speed and 1st speed gears from each countershaft. NOTE: Always use caution when pressing a clus- ter of gears from countershaft. It is necessary to press these gears off in a cluster of three and, then, in a cluster of two.