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Old 05-06-2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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I'm a little frustrated, long story short had to replace my throw out bering. Removed replaced went to start nothing. So round two me and the tranny and two friends now the transmission wont come away from the engine? Everything is removed just like the first time but we've been prying and wiggling for oh seven hours and still nothing. We've also tried tow straps and that didn't even break it loose. I am at my whits end this is my DD and its been down for two weeks. Any suggestions would be appreciated I will even take te did you get all the bolts out? Responses

Also any and I mean any dfw help would be appreciated the car is at a friends house and its getting hard to keep leaving it there even though he's being super cool about it.


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Where/what the F is dfw?
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Pilot bearing has twisted sideways and is holding the input shaft of the trans. Get a pry bar on each side and have them both push hard. Same thing happened to me.
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I had the same issue, ony the idiot 'helping' me forced the trans onto the motor with the bolts instead of lining everything up. Input splines on the trans were not where they should be and were pressed on top of the splines in this disc. Took a LOT of force and wiggling to get the damn thing back off too. Luckily in my case the trans wasnt damaged... The disc and engine block however were damaged.
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I had to separate the engine via prying it slightly, then, unbolting the clutch pressure plate via the resulting crack between the block and tranny housing.
One bolt at a time. Frozen pilot bearing.
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I say give it a good try with the other methods above then pull the damn engine and trans as one and hit the ******* thing with a sledgehammer til it falls off. Or if its a 5 speed sawzall throgh the bastard.
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One time two of my neighbor's dogs were humping in my front yard...so I yelled at them, didn't stop. I go inside and get the BB gun, plink the one on top, and he starts to run off, while the female runs in the opposite direction after his yelp. They didn't separate...poor bastard, they just stood there for a few minutes looking stupid, *** to ***, until the swelling went down.

I do not recommend using a BB gun in this situation.
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I do not recommend using a BB gun in this situation.
If not a bb gun, what would you use? Maybe water. I'd think you would have to make sure it's cold water. I've heard this same thing happening with, um, two male dogs. Yes, dogs go bi sometimes, true story.
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What do you mean by 'pry bar'?

A pickle fork might be your freind here, the wedge shape will naturally seperate the two if you can work it in there and then hit it with a hammer. Not exatcly the proper use, but it will have a lot of force being precisely applied.
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