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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
getTOhome
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New here, but I need help!

First and foremost, I've got to say I already love the forum. I've never thought of taking any vehicle off the beaten path except for my XJ
But I've got a problem.
I'm not sure how exactly to put this into words, but I'll try my best. The bolts that connect the bell housing of my transmission on to the back of the engine block are coming loose, making this horrid knocking sound. I've fixed it myself once before, and to my best interest the problem has come back.
What I'm trying to get to is what could the easiest way of me going about and fixing this be, and preventing it from happening again? It's a major pain to get in there from the ground and work on my back, but it's looking as if I'm going to be in that position all over again..
PLEASE HELP, and thank you to those who do!

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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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Locktite Red on the bolts? Or read the labels and decide which thread locker is best, and use a torque wrench, although that may be useless or impossible with the trans/engine in-situ.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
getTOhome
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I've used the Red Loc-tite once before.. I'm not sure if the motor vibrations just broke them free or what..
There's honestly barely room to fit my hand in there, getting a wrench in there... Now that's another story, lol.
I'm gonna get under the thing soon as I have some driving to be done, but all help is appreciated.
Thank you
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Unread 03-12-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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Did you torque them to spec?
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