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Re: Trans removal question?? (archive)

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Posted by Mark on February 22, 2002 at 07:40:22:

In Reply to: Trans removal question?? posted by comment adam on February 22, 2002 at 01:19:46:

The clutch is really a completely separate assembly. It stays intact, inside the bellhousing. So this is not a worry. There are 4 bolts that hold the tranny to the bellhousing. That is it. The bell housing stays attached to the engine. You will be surprised how small the tranny is, because it looks much bigger with the bellhousing attached. While I said you could do this yourself in a previous post, I DO recommend you have a decent manual with you (or an experienced friend to reference) to answer the few questions that may come up. A tranny jack is recommended (the tranny is small but heavy, and you don't want to drop it), but they don't cost that much, or maybe you could borrow or rent one.

During reassembly, sometimes you have to "futz" with the tranny to get it remated to the clutch/bellhousing. I have found that if you can get it mated up enough to get the bolts on by a couple of threads, then you can tighten the bolts down to finish the mating process (this will make more sense when you are putting it back together).

Good Luck...

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