2009 Jeep Patriot - Elbows deep in the transmission

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#1

Rebuilding a T355 Five-speed manual transmission. Why is the output shaft serviced as an assembly? I would like to replace first and second gear syncro rings, but service manual indicates output shaft must be replaced as an assembly? Why? Will it break if I disassemble unit?


#2

Maybe because it took some special tools to assemble or it just makes sense to have a good unit to use . You don’t really want to do the work but once so why not follow the service manual.


#3

Probably because the manufacturer does not sell any replacement parts individually. They may be available through aftermarket sources. I doubt it will break if you remove it, just may be difficult if not impossible to buy replacement parts to repair it if anything is already worn or broken…