Originally Posted by shovelmike
Unless you got really rough trying to reinstall the tranny, such as part way in and letting the weight hang on the fingers, I doubt that you bent a finger.
When bolting the pressure plate to the flywheel, did you snug all the bolts down? That's the only "loose thing" possibility in that area that comes to mind.
The tranny was on a jack the whole time. Slide right out and slid right in.
As for the bolts on the pressure plate, I only tightened them to the point where the flywheel would spin if I torqued them any further.
No matter. It's coming back apart weekend after next and I'm doing it right this time. That means actually taking the exhaust off so I can pull the tranny ALL THE WAY OFF, instead of nudging here and there for an extra 1/32nd of an inch to fit a socket in there.
Lastly, I'm going to replace all of the seals on the tranny and tear apart the 4wd shifter assy, have it sandblasted and painted, then put the whole mess back together.
LOL all this before the snow hits NEPA.