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#1 Old 08-03-2006, 11:57 PM
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Please help. Transmission stuck to motor!

Sorry guys, I look around and email people and they seem not to remember how they remove there stuck transmission from the motor. I remove all the nuts and bolts, starter, shaft and everything. Does anyone have any tips on how to break these two apart? Thank in advance.
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Alot of elbow grease and a very good pry bar.
When i did mine it took a long time. Just have some patience.
I took a large flat head screwdriver and started working it in along the seam. Eventually it came loose. Took quite a bit of time though.

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Alot of elbow grease and a very good pry bar.
When i did mine it took a long time. Just have some patience.
I took a large flat head screwdriver and started working it in along the seam. Eventually it came loose. Took quite a bit of time though.
I don't even have a crack to slid in the flat head or a pry bar. I'll give it another try later night, because a buddy is coming to help me out.. What did you use to stop the motor from swinging? I call the dealer asking for that specail tool that they use to hold the motor and they told me it not for retail sale and it's only a dealer use item.
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Hahaha, have fun with that bro. This sucks bad. I had to actually use a BFH and a chisel to get mine separated. One thing to remember, the dowel pins are a big part of the problem too, there's not alot of clearance between them and the hole that they go into. That's another reason it sucks so bad. Make sure that the engine and tranny are both supported evenly as well. As for engine support, I used 2 floor jacks. As for the "special tool" my brother and I fabricated one using 1/8" flat stock. Never used it though. FWIW. Also, use alot of penetrating oil. PB Blaster is good.

Just so you know, I'm not laughing at you, I just remeber how crappy this job was.

My car is well, it's like 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag...

<------ Click to see what I'm workin' with. ;)
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I don't even have a crack to slid in the flat head or a pry bar. I'll give it another try later night, because a buddy is coming to help me out.. What did you use to stop the motor from swinging? I call the dealer asking for that specail tool that they use to hold the motor and they told me it not for retail sale and it's only a dealer use item.
Didn't have a problem with the motor swinging.

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Didn't have a problem with the motor swinging.
now when i think about i should have just paid the shop $600.00 to pull it out. lolz.
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now when i think about i should have just paid the shop $600.00 to pull it out. lolz.
Naw... Just tough it out. You'll get it eventually. Keep trying...

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All I did was take my time with a hammer and old wood chisel.. Be careful as to not gouge the alumn on the block or the bell housing.. Take your time and work across the top and down the sides.. The matting faces will lock together but that is easy to separate.. The problem is the dowel pins half way down each side.. These gauld up in the hole and freeze in place.. Take your time here and pop them apart... Good luck, it's definitely a PITA.. Put never seize on all mating surfaces and the pins when you put it back together, it will help next time...

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alright guys. thanks for the help, i'll give it another try tonight, saturday, and sunday. hopefully it will come off one of those days. lolz. i'll keep you guys posted. thank again
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did u pull out the pivot for the clutch fork cause otherwise the throwout bearing gets stuck on the clutch fork and wont come out ??????????
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Alright!! Finally got it out last night!! Took three people, two at the top and one under the car with ratchet straps pulling on the transmission.. the only issue i have left is my ACT clutch didn't come with an alignment tool, so I'll have to figure something out.
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