Flooded 1990 - 2.3 2wd - Transmission Removal
First off, I wanted to say hi to everybody. I am brand new to the forums and have been digging through this awesome site for a couple of days now.
Here's my story: My ranger was flooded in the recent flood of 2008 in Cedar Rapids, IA (didnt expect it to get that high). The water went pretty much up to the Ranger symbols on the fenders and its a mess. Once I finally got the house taken care of, I started working on the truck and found out the motor/trans were completely full of water. After a bunch of work, I got the motor running (a lot of water shot out the exhaust lol) now and have replaced the fluid in the differential and the transmission.
The problem is that the flood caused the clutch to rust shut and it will not allow me to engage the clutch at all. I would like to install a new master/slave cylinder, hydraulic line, flywheel and a new clutch.
I have the transmission 95% removed, although I cannot access the top 4-5 transmission bolts for anything. Throughout my research I have found others saying it is very difficult and requires many extensions and a breaker bar.
Would anybody be able to guide me to access these top tranny bolts? If I can just get this off, I think the rest of the work will all fall in place.
Sorry for the very long post, I wanted to introduce myself and my situation to everyone. Also, I have tried multiple searches and apologize in advance if there is a how-to already on the site.
I should have the M50D-R1 tranmission.
Thanks in advance.