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Top bell housing bolt rounding out

ya...happened while trying to swap the transmission. any ideas? really starting to hate life. I have a dead ranger, a totalled S2000, and no space lol.
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flank drive snap on socket might work.. 13mil.. or a easy out, few long extensions and a universal joint adaptor works pretty swell
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any hope of doing this with the transmission still in the truck? or do i need to drop the whole thing out?
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any hope of doing this with the transmission still in the truck? or do i need to drop the whole thing out?
i pulled the engine out of my 05 in july and that top bolt isa total mother fvcker to get to. i would probably unbolt the cab next time and jack it up if i were to round off the bolt head
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i pulled the engine out of my 05 in july and that top bolt isa total mother fvcker to get to. i would probably unbolt the cab next time and jack it up if i were to round off the bolt head
yeah i just swapped my tranny, if i didnt have a body lift i would have had a terrible time. if its your last resort lifting up the cab on one side might be a pretty good idea.
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i didnt round out the bolts on my trans but trying to get hose bolts out and back in easily added a few hours to my engine swap
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my give a s*** ran out, so I towed it to the shop. There is a reason I chose finance over turning wrenches lol. I'm surprised i didn't let any wrenches fly around the neighborhood.-$350.00
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yes that works too!.......hope everything turns out good
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When I swapped my trans I used about 4 ft worth of extensions and a lift...
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i just yanked my tranny (3.0L 5 spd) on my 02 ranger edge and i was able to get the impact on every belhousing bolts the ones above the tranny i used a bunch of extensions but they all came out nicely. I couldnt even get the exhaust down but i did get the tranny out lol. The flanges at the manifold came off no problem but some jackass along the years changed the muffler and welded it all as one solid part. Grrr. I am pretty sure all my belhousing bolts were 15mm not 13's
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i do believe the 3.slow mounting is different. i think it is placed slightly more forward or something
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