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Old 05-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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OK, so I've got everything disconnected, and all the bolts out (6 bolts and 2 nuts) and I've pulled the Clutch fork shaft out the side. There is, as far as I can tell, nothing left holding on the trans. It will not come off. I've pried at it with pry bars to the point that they bend, I've taken a chisel to the seam and just gouged it up, it will not budge. What the heck am I missing? Help please!
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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I've used a block of wood and pounded the trans back from the top where the pitch rod connects. It's never been that tough to wiggle off after doing that for me at least.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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There is pins on either side, heat around them red hot and it will come right out.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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the clutch locked in to the trans shaft. u need to put the fork back on and try move the fork toward the front then it should unlocked to shaft to the clutch. i had the same problem when i did my clutch.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:31 PM   #5
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prybar between tranny case and front crossmember.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:36 PM   #6
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prybar between tranny case and front crossmember.
That's where I bent my 2 prybars...
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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All good suggestions. Keep them coming. I hope to go at this thing with a full arsenal next this time
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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Also is the fork suppose to come all the way out or is it just suppose to flop around in there? I couldn't see how to pull it out the top.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:41 PM   #9
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:00 PM   #10
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Also is the fork suppose to come all the way out or is it just suppose to flop around in there? I couldn't see how to pull it out the top.
yeah, it just sits in there flopping around after you pull it up.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:25 PM   #11
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try hitting the seam a little harder I had my motor pulled last weekened and we had to go at the seam pretty hard with a chiesel and mine was particularly hard to seperate since the trans and motor had not been seperated for 55k miles.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #12
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Jack up the front of the engine on the oil pan and the pins will line up and it will drop out. No need to undo the motor mounts.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:45 PM   #13
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I used a VERY large chisel. 18" maybe? I combined it with a sledgehammer... It mangled up the aluminum a little, but nothing that I couldn't clean up with a file. Make sure you take a little sandpaper to the pins to clean them up before you reassemble.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:58 PM   #14
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pins are rusted, big chisel and big hammer will do the trick..
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:35 PM   #15
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I use a 4lbs sledge. Works like a champ as long as the block of wood doesn't splinter on you.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #16
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Woah, chisel and sledge sounds like a terrible idea to me. This is what works for me every time. If you already have an inch or more gap between motor and transmission, you MUST get the angel of the motor and transmission right for it to come out and go in easily. I just put a jack as far forward on the motor as you can. When removing it, lift on the front bottom, where the drain plug is and push back. You have to really give it some love but it should pop right out, just don't drop it on yourself. Good luck. I hope this helps.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:42 AM   #17
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Obviously, the chisel and sledge are used to crack the cases apart. If you don't live with salted roads, you don't know what we're talking about...
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #18
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the clutch locked in to the trans shaft. u need to put the fork back on and try move the fork toward the front then it should unlocked to shaft to the clutch. i had the same problem when i did my clutch.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:01 PM   #19
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Obviously, the chisel and sledge are used to crack the cases apart. If you don't live with salted roads, you don't know what we're talking about...
O M G .. I am like so totally sorry I didn't think about salted roads. I was like just trying to help out.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #20
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Dine-E-Mite then you can do the six speed swap.Sumi
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:36 PM   #21
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No biggie. I grew up in So Cali and never realized what it's like in the midwest until I moved here. I miss the days of cracking loose a 100,000+ mile suspension bolt with an open ended wrench in my driveway at 2am in February.
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:12 AM   #22
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Yea, the bellhousing has zero gap between it and the block. I mangled it up with the chisel pretty good so far, so I guess I'll try harder, and maybe a little heat on the pin area...
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I banged on mine for a good 2 hours before it came apart.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:52 AM   #24
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Yea, the bellhousing has zero gap between it and the block. I mangled it up with the chisel pretty good so far, so I guess I'll try harder, and maybe a little heat on the pin area...
Are you 100% sure that the trans has no bolts holding it to the block. Did you take off teh crossmembers / driveshaft? Is the shifter rod stuck?

Mine was difficult but it came off with a 36" prybar alternating from the top and the bottom. As long as you dont crack anything you can marr up the surface its not that big of a deal.
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:18 PM   #25
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Everything is off the trans, and the trans crossmember is off. I took 6 bolts and 2 nuts off, that's what I could find and that's how many the book shows.
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