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    1985 Nissan 720

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  1. Having a two post lift really helps!!
  2. Noise is gone, changed the release bearing and it’s good as new again. 🙂
  3. yeah that's what I thought, thanks
  4. there is a small icon on the bottom right of the video you have to click to enable sound. Also ignore me trying to shift into reverse a little early :-)
  5. https://imgur.com/gallery/tH9PAjn Here is a link to the video but I am guessing that won't work either. I tried to use the insert image from url but it didn't work. I am guessing that is because it's a video.
  6. not sure if anyone can even get to this video, I put it on imgur. First time i have used the site. If you can get to it sorry for the beagle barking in the background.
  7. Any chance this noise is a throw out bearing? It only does it when I am either letting the clutch out to take off or sometimes it will do it the entire time the clutch is pressed in. It seems to it more often when in reverse. Once the clutch pedal is no longer pressed the noise goes away which makes me think it's the throw out bearing. <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/tH9PAjn"><a href="//imgur.com/a/tH9PAjn">Nissan720-transmission-noise</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  8. I'll give that a try. Mike, the squeak has been fixed. That was the counter shaft bearing. Now I have the gear whine noise. I did not touch any of the roll pins. I am wondering if I could have somehow pushed the counter shaft back a little when I put the bearing on the shaft and now the gears aren't making perfect contact. I had to barely tap the center race of the bearing to get it on the shaft. I was extremely gentle with it so I didn't risk any damage to the bearing in the center plate of the transmission but I guess it's possible that it moved the entire shaft a small amount.
  9. Thanks for the response. I don't think that is the case. The countershaft bearing had not gotten loud enough to hear at full speed over the road noise and exhaust. It was mainly at idle and moving slowly in first and second gear that I could hear it. I did not check the nut. The transmission worked perfect other than the squeak so I figured everything else was probably okay and I didn't see any visual damage anywhere. I also don't think it shifts as smooth as it did before I took it apart.
  10. I got everything back together. After replacing the countershaft bearing the "squeak" is gone. Unfortunately, now I have a whine in 5th gear. Not sure where that came from. It was not doing that before I tore it apart and I did not remove any of the gears. All I did is replace the countershaft bearing and reassemble. There may be some very slight noise in 1st-3rd gear but it is definitely whining some in 5th. It's not real loud but it's there.
  11. Thanks, I am hoping the two in the adapter plate are fine. I don't visually see anything wrong and I don't feel anything when spinning the shaft. I will check the two rear bearings tonight if I get home in time and then get any that I need ordered so I can get the truck back on the road to keep the miles off my big truck.
  12. Finally got it apart after work today. Everything looks really good, the reverse gear has some wear on the front corner of the gears which I expected on a 35 year old transmission but other than that everything looks great. How much side to side play should the front shaft have when the front bell housing/cover is still on the transmission? I thought the main front bearing was bad when I first got the transmission out of the truck because there was a little side to side movement of the front shaft but now that everything is apart that bearing feels good and it wasn't exactly a press fit of that bearing in the front cover. It slid out easily once I separated the cover from the middle part of the transmission. The countershaft bearing doesn't feel like it is worn too bad but I do hear/feel something that isn't quite right, it isn't perfectly smooth when I hold it and turn it. I will probably go ahead and replace both while I have it apart to be safe. I haven't inspected the bearing on the tail side yet.
  13. Thanks, that's exactly what I was doing. I guess I just didn't hit it hard enough. I don't think the bearings are severely damaged. I think the transmission would have sounded worse if it was that bad. Guess I'll find out soon enough.
  14. Well, I got the transmission out but I can't for the life of me get the front cover off to be able to see the two front bearings. is there a trick to getting it off when it is stuck? I don't want to pry on it too much because it's aluminum. I believe the main shaft bearing in front may be bad because there seems to be a little too much play in the front of the main shaft. I back bearing feels good and I believe the center bearing is okay as well. Can't tell if the counter shaft bearing is bad yet because I can't get to it.
  15. I hate Facebook but it I think it is worth having an account now just to use Facebook Marketplace, that's the only thing I use Facebook for anymore. I think it has quickly gotten much better than Craigslist, lots of things for sale and you can also view people's Facebook page so you get to see who it is you are dealing with. I have sold many things on there, posted the same items on Craigslist and the replies from Marketplace were at least 4 to 1 over Craigslist replies. I don't even try to sell on Craigslist anymore.
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