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Unread 11-28-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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fml....the bell housing is stuck

91 YJ got all bolts loose on the bellhousing to my manual trans and pushed away from engine about an inch or so.....wont go any further. anything bad happen if i crank on it?

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Unread 11-28-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
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Bell housing

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 !
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Unread 11-28-2011, 06:45 PM   #4
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yeah...everything is out and cleared dowl pins...i might be my trans jack w stuck wheels....i just wanted to b sure before i crank it...this is the first time i ever pulled a trans/clutch
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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
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yank it !

I have some spare parts if you need them !!LOL !
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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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You can use some looong bolts for a guide (like studs) on it way out. Let us know whats hanging up ...
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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:37 PM   #7
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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...

(Wait, that sounded really dirty, didn't it )
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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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That's a flyweight transmission, forget the jack. Get under there and muscle it out by hand, put your knees under the bellhousing and grab the trans by the tail.

It's just the input shaft binding in the clutch and you're gonna have to work the transmission around while pulling on it.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 08:12 PM   #9
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That's a flyweight transmission, forget the jack. Get under there and muscle it out by hand, put your knees under the bellhousing and grab the trans by the tail.

It's just the input shaft binding in the clutch and you're gonna have to work the transmission around while pulling on it.
Keep yer knees together and your feet spread out when you do this. I forgot to once, and the trans dropped onto a certain part of my body. It greatly improved my singing voice.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:17 AM   #10
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wtf...are the flywheel n clutch supposed to stay attached to the engine????!!! the further i pull...the flywheel and clutch assembly stay attached to the engine
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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:30 AM   #11
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Yes, they stay with the engine. Once the tranny is out, you unbolt the pressure plate from the flywheel to get to the clutch disc. Then if you are removing the flywheel, unbolt it from the crankshaft.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:40 AM   #12
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You probably have to tilt the engine down further as the top of the bell housing is probably hitting the tunnel.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 02:11 AM   #13
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Check to make sure you are not getting caught up on the exhaust. I cant count the times we have forgotten to remove it only to have it get in the way after about an inch or so from the engine...
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Unread 11-29-2011, 05:23 AM   #14
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Did you take the shifter off of the top of the transmission?
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Unread 11-29-2011, 05:27 AM   #15
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I say man up on it.

Oh and your thread tags are funny.

bell housing, girls, hot girl with tat, manual transmission
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