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Jeff Longo Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I removed the front cover which holds the front trans seal on my 93. Mazda P/N 16-220 "cover, front clutch". The shim apparently spun and was partly crunched up like an accordion. I see that Mazda offers 3 different sizes / thicknesses. Can someone please shed a little light on the shim? How do you determine which thickness is required? Installation tips? I did a search on front trans shim and did not find answers. Thank you in advance for your help. Jeff

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If the shim is "crunched like an accordian" somebody has been in there before. The shim fits in a recess in the front housing. It is easy for it to fall out of place when reinstalling the housing. I use a couple small daps of RTV to hold the shim in place on reassembly.

Measure the shim thickness with a micrometer and order the same thickness. Unless you are changing the bearings, you can use the same thickness shim.

Dave
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Jeff Longo Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Thanks for the quick reply Dave.

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