I'm trying to remove the 5th gear from the cluster shaft on a '95 T-5.
I am stuck on the synchronizer hub. It won't come off.
I drove the pin out of the 5th gear shifter fork, and I also removed
the external C-clip from the end of the cluster shaft. This allowed me
to remove, in order, (1) an internally splined washer which locks into
the fine splines on the tip of the cluster shaft and which retains (2)
a black conical washer which fits inside of (3) a brass "blocker" ring,
which fits inside of (4) the synchronizer sleeve. Also removed are the
three "inserts" (the little metal rectangles that look like tiny cars,
that fit into the gaps of the synchronizer hub) and outermost of the
two synchronizer springs. Also, the shifter fork necessarily came off
with the synchronizer sleeve. But the inner ring, the synchronizer
hub, will not come off.
(You can see most of these parts in p. 16 of Chris Neighbor's PDF at
. You can also see some of
these parts, with the names that I'm using, as used in the pre-'92
T-5's, at Figure 3-14 of the Tremec Service Manual (
So that's my question. Why won't that synchronizer hub come off?
What's the trick?