The Mothership Maintenance Log #98


I’ve been walking around with a re-plated washer on my keychain, and it hasn’t held up well:


So, as much fun as it was, I’m shelving plans to electroplate car parts. I’ll just scrub everything down and go from there with rebuilding the transmission.

Speaking of which, I still haven’t ordered any parts, but I got the transmission cracked open to take a peek and start cleaning.

I’m using this manual, since I cannot find site to buy one from: http://www.clubcivic.com/forum/threads/96-00-service-manual-free-to-anyone.176563/

The setup:


Took off the hanger and bearing-spring bolts:


Opened the port to the snap-ring:


Unbolted the case, following the recommended zig-zag pattern:


I’m trying to do this as methodologically as possible:


Got the case cracked… And then it seized and wouldn’t separate :x Called a friend over to help, and we determined that one of the aligning dowels was rusted and stuck. A couple hours of carefully prying on the two halves and they finally came apart:


There it is! :D



–ctag