I needed to open IB5 gearbox taken out from Ford Ka. After opening the rear section and removing a couple of parts I noticed that I cannot go any further without a proper puller tool. Unfortunately I did not had one for this need, but fortunately this wasn’t the first time such issue occurs. 😉
So I started to create a puller tool for the fifth gear:
I started with cutting a fork from stainless steel since it is a little bit stiffer than regular steel. Regular steel would probably have worked as well, so it was a bit overkill to use stainless steel I believe.
Here is a photo of ready product:
But it worked as expected and now I have IB5 fifth gear puller:
If somebody is creating something similar I recommend using M16x1 thread instead of standard M16x2. I would used that, but I don’t have tooling to create such threw. But even with this coarse threw the tool was able to do its job very nicely.
And just in case you wonder about the standard M threads, here is a rather nice table about those: