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Unread 01-03-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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Trans Installation

I have finally put my trans back together now and I am looking to install it. I left the bellhousing on the engine for ease of removal.

When I go to put the input shaft in it seems to get stuck with like about 3/8-1/2 away from the bellhousing. I can't see in there to find out what it could be. Everything is clean in there but still will not go in all the way.

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Unread 01-03-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like the input shaft isn't fitting in the pilot bushing. I would say try turning the output shaft as you wiggle it in, but it is not the clutch you are sticking on. you may have to try moving the whole backend of the tranny up,down and around to get the end of the input shaft to seat in the bushing. I too will soon be re-installing my 4 speed, which i left the bell housing on the engine also. I will keep watching for more answers. Good Luck!!!
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Unread 01-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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Most likely that last little bit into the pilot bushing....... If you don't keep it straight all of the way in, you can pull down (or push up) just enough to throw things off. Muscle the trans up as you attempt to push it in (use two people) and you should be able to get it in place.
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