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rebuilding T3 turbo-need help
longbedGTs Offline
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#1
Hey guys, since my T3 killed itself, Ive decided to either rebuild or get a new center portion. Anyway, Ive got it disassembled to the point of removing the turbine on the hot side. How in the world do you get this wheel off?! Is that weird looking center piece a nut that threads off? If so, are they reverse threads? I tried removing it, but to no avail. Granted, I didnt put much pressure on it in fear of bending the fins. Please let me know about this because Im stumped. Thanks!

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87 Ranger 2.3T 5spd
(2) 88 Ranger GT 2.9 5spd
86 Daytona Turbo Z 2.2T auto trans
88 TC 5spd~money pit
88 TC 5spd~78K miles
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karnage Offline
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#2
You will need to somehow grab the turbine at the end and use a 12 point socket to loosen the compressor wheel nut.It is not reversed threads but does come off fairly hard.I just used vice grips to hold the turbine.
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longbedGTs Offline
Senior Member
#3
I should have been more clear. Its the turbine at the outlet end. The one that the exhaust actually spins. I think you are talking about the turbine at the inlet side? I got that one off because the little nut unscrewed itself and sat in the inlet housing when the turbo took a dump. lol

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87 Ranger 2.3T 5spd
(2) 88 Ranger GT 2.9 5spd
86 Daytona Turbo Z 2.2T auto trans
88 TC 5spd~money pit
88 TC 5spd~78K miles
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martin0660 Offline
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#4
Quote:Originally posted by longbedGTs:
I should have been more clear. Its the turbine at the outlet end.

The turbine wheel (rear) and shaft are an assembly. You need to remove the compressor wheel (front) to get it out. The wierd looking flats on the turbine wheel are so you can hold it to remove the compressor wheel.

Here is a generic exploded view for reference.
http://www.htturbo.com/7.html

Bob Myers

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longbedGTs Offline
Senior Member
#5
Ok then, I guess the shaft/turbine assembly is stuck. How do I remove it without bending the shaft?

*edit* Ok, I got it. Thanks Bob!

[This message has been edited by longbedGTs (edited 05-18-2005).]
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