I'm confused. Are you sure you're an inch away? At that point the tranny should be clear of the dowel pins.
Whenever I do it I take a pry lever and gently nudge it one side at a time. Wiggle it back and forth until it clears the splines and it SHOULD drop right out.
(Usually I have the opposite problem and can't get the splines to line back up! ha ha)
Did you support the oil pan with a block of wood on top of a jack? I don't know if it really matters, but I prefer to not have the entire weight of everything on the motor mounts. Like I said, don't know if it matters. Just my personal preference.
94 YJ w/ stuff. All the work/money I put into it, and the comment I get most is my $20 mod: "Hand throttle?!? That's awesome."
Originally Posted by dmcanally
You know you drive a YJ when it is no longer getting older, but slowly becoming brand new part by part.
Can't leave it there ! Sounds like all the bolts are out . Just pull it apart. Anything you break can be fixed later. The throw out bearing is binding up. or worse. Try not to bent the transmission shaft. Starter ,shifter and driveshafts are out ...Right ??
Ok GO ! Let me know how it goes !
Don't be afraid to put some real muscle into it. I've lost count of how many times I've pulled trannies.. count of 3, grunt and shove it around or yank... Just make sure everything is securely supported...