01Tailhousing.jpg
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Before. Tailhousing bushings are prone to wear because they are only lubricated by the splash of fl...
02 TailOff.JPG
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Tailhousing removed. With the transmission tilted up, no fluid was lost, and the gasket remained in...
04LinePort.jpg
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The LINE port is at the back of the bellhousing on the L side.
05 Bushing.JPG
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The tip of the driveshaft slip yoke is reduced, so it appears loose in the bushing.

The green pla...
06 Shaft.JPG
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If your gasket has to be replace (I reused mine), buy F7AZ-7086-A $3.16 at the dealership.
07Short20.jpg
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The TCCoA article recommends an 18" tube, but this 20" one is obviously short. I used a 30" line.
08DrilledBent.jpg
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I drilled too far forward - I should have drilled in the dimple of the casting. Considering the rot...
09Bushing.jpg
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I almost missed the bushing.
10Elbow.jpg
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After drilling, tapping, grinding, & sanding, I rinsed the tailhousing thoroughly with carb cleaner ...
11Side.jpg
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Finished Side
12Top.jpg
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Finished Top
13 Rear.JPG
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Finished Rear
14 Tunnel.JPG
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Finished installed in the tunnel
15Shifter.jpg
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Finished installed view of the shifter. There is no interference.
16 Below.JPG
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Finished installed view of the shifter from below. There is no interference.
17 Leak.JPG
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Fluid leaks out of the slip-yoke's vent hole in the center behind the U-joint, and drips off the bot...
18 RightStuff.JPG
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Since I couldn't really seal the vent hole with the U-joint in place, I just made a bridge of sealan...
PanDrain.JPG
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After a few hundred miles, I dropped the pan, changed the filter & gasket (it was leaking), and adde...

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