Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'85 Plymouth Voyager, Transaxle Bearing Replacement
like to know how to replace the transaxle bearings on my '85 Chrysler
Voyager. It has a 2.6L engine and a 3 speed FWD automatic transmission.
Unfortunately, I don't have the exact model number of the transmission.
I have the driveshaft and half shaft removed so I can reach into the transmission
and grab the bearing with my hand but cannot remove it.. Can they be removed
with a special tool while the transmission is still in the vehicle? If
so, what tool is required?
we replace the bearings you're referring to, we do remove the drive axles.
Then you remove the plates on each side of the transaxle that hold the
bearing races. But to remove the bearing themselves, the engine and transaxle
have to be rotated. The front lower engine mount is removed to allow for
this. Once this has been done the differential cover to the transaxle
has to be removed and the oil drained. With a little work you can slide
the final drive/carrier assembly from the transaxle. Once on the work
bench you can remove the bearings and install new. Just reverse the procedure
and you're done. One other note, you do need to do some press work to
remove and install the bearings on the carrier.