Author Topic: 6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado  (Read 145 times)

Offline Loveofclassics78

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6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:50:09 PM »
Good afternoon.
I am in search of a working 6 way transmission for my 72 Eldorado Bench Seat.  I believe that other years will fit.  Thanks for looking!

Don

Offline WillingtonCad

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Re: 6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 10:19:20 PM »
Most times these can be disassembled, the caked on old grease removed, cleaned, regreased and the solenoids work again. Are you able to do this with yours?
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 12:02:34 AM »
This is what they look like when they are not working.   This one had a burnt out coil, and I couldn't find the correct replacement, so I got one that was good, and simply stripped both down and transferred the needed parts into the original outer, and had to swap the wiring in the plug to complete the task.

Worked a treat.

This one is out of a '69, and a 40 of the 60/40 seat, but the operation is the same.

Bruce. >:D

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Offline Loveofclassics78

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Re: 6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 05:18:07 AM »
I can take it apart if necessary.  I didn't think that this was a unit that you could disassemble. I will certainly give this a try, maybe that will do the trick.  I wish I did have a another spare transmission around for parts.  I've rarely seen the 6 way seats at junkyards.  Taking a shot that maybe someone has out there they are trying to get rid of.  Still interested in one if somebody has a good one to sell.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 05:11:11 PM by Loveofclassics78 »

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 05:35:33 AM »
Thjey aren't meant to be taken apart to the extent that I went, but I had to do it as I couldn't find replacements down here.

The secret is not to bend the steel tabs to the breaking point of the metal, as they have to be re-pressed back to hold the coils together.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline Giant Jason

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Re: 6 Way Bench Seat Transmission for 72 Eldorado
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 10:45:46 PM »
A friend of mine rebuilds these- along with many other parts for DeVilles and Eldos from 65-75. He rebuilt my steering column excellent. I checked and he currently has a rebuilt one that is all setup and ready to install. PM me and I'll send you his phone number.

 

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