This page is only part of my maintenance page .
See the PULL page, how to pull motor, tranny etc.
The TOWING RULE's & transfer case issues ! ( when towed, there are bearings, that are not lubricated (a hard cold fact !) Deal with that, as you may.
My clutch (5sp) is slipping , dragging, chattering, causing gears to grind, or balk?
Never replace any tranny or clutch with out replacing the clutch cable FIRST ! Please ! or those 2 silly shifter tip bushing for $5.
How to replace the 5speed clutch , if the above steps fail to cure those symptoms.
How I rebuilt my 5speed manual transmission? (new bearings and synchronizer rings) for slow (or dead) syncho's or noise in the box.
REAL AXLE BEARINGS AND OR SEALS. 1989 to 2004.
Front wheel bearings 2wd or 4wd , what ever.
Front wheel 4wd hub service for auto and manual locking hubs. (stock parts)
Accessory belt replacements or adjustments.
Tips for the Automatic Transmissions ! (do the stall tests or main line pressure tests fail?)
Automatic transmission Shift "PARK Lock out", gear selector , failure? stuck in PARK?
TCC failure diagnosis. "Torque Converter Clutch lock up failure" 3sp and now 4speed.
1.6L USA Track-kicks.
GEAR HEADS, How to count axle gears R&P on car, a super simple way? See below test.
The basic 4WD test, including speedo corrections and head gears sets.
See my 3000 rpm table showing all axles and tranny and motor COMBO's sold in USA. , including the equations.
What do the front axles look like and how to drop the engine pan?, via front PIG (3rd member gear carrier) drop. ( one can replace CV axles this way too)
My all SideKick, etc, axle ratio list. (a text file)
What are my 5sp gear ratios?
What are my Transfer case ratios , stock, 1.82:1 in 4L
What are my A/T ratios. (see 3L30 and the 03-72LE sections)
3sp is ratio: 1,2nd ,3rd.
Ratio's: 1=2.83:1, 2=1.49:1, 3=1.0:1, D=0.73:1 and R=2.7:1
R&P (ring and pinion Ratio checks)
How to test the ratio , on my axles the easy way? (1 wheel off the ground using the 2:1 spyder/side gear rule)
Answer: (open axles raise only one tire)
On Flat ground... (not for LSD, as LSD (limited slip Dif..) both rear tires must be off the ground. (you will not be able to overpower the clutch pack by hand...)
Whatever you count you get at the pinion- that's the axle ratio for your car.
The trick is , turning wheel 2 times, this cancels out the spider 2:1 ratio to 0. This makes the readings very accurate.
Hint, If the tranny is in neutral (brakes off), and you can't turn the 1 rear tire, that means you have LSD or some form of closed axles.
I will not cover the front axle, but if you know how to lock your axles up front (both sides), the same tests works, perfectly. (so many kinds there are...)
OFF SITE, COOL Information:
WHAT OTHER WHEELS FIT MY SIDEKICK TRACKER.?
My front axle PIG (3rd member and friends?) broke , wheeling and I want steel pig , how do I do that.? (offsite)
Check out Trail Tough products for axle upgrades ! (offsite)
Want the best, and have deep pockets.? the Straight Axle Coil Spring Conversion Kit $2800 bucks (offsite)
What axles gears were put on my car, based on tranny type, etc (offsite ).
For many great ideas on TRACK-KICK modifications, no place on earth, is better than here. IMO (offset)