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Old 02-25-2008
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Transmission Bolt

Im trying to take my manual trans out of my 94 2.3 2wd and I have one bolt left. Its the one at the top on the passenger side. Its on really tight, any tricks or special tools I can use to get it out? Its in a hard to get to place so i cant get much leverage. Im sure someone here has had the same problem. Thanks
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have you removed the tranny crossmember and let the rear of the transmission hang down on a jack? this should give you a bit more room up there. I cant really suggest much more then using a ratchet and breaking it loose, I have arms that cen get into all sorts of weird places so I dn't tend to have issues. You could possibly try going in from the wheelwell and getting a better angle on it from the side of the truck.
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I used a very small cheater pipe on the wrench, making sure I was turning it the correct way since I was laying over the engine to reach in. There was no easy way to do it but with a little effort i was able to free it up. I did accidently knock the vacuum hose loose under the throttle body by reaching in (the same hose that the PCV valve is in) and it whistled for several months before I was able to find it. That hose is nearly impossible to see from a normal vantage point so I had to reach around and feel for the loose connection. I finally applied a snug fitting hose clamp just enough to hold it on without distorting the PCV valve.
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Did you get it?




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I will go for round 2 today
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Try what TireIron recommended, loosen and remove the tranny crossmember (don't forget the 17mm bolt that holds the exhaust), let the rear of the tranny hang down a little and then you can get to the top bolts a little easier.

I believe they are 13mm bolts. Then you can do what coots said. Put a pipe over the end of the wrench and use the leverage. They'll come out! Let us know!



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I used a 24" extension, swivel joint, and socket chucked into my impact gun to drop my tranny. It took all of about 5 minutes that way. Definitely remove the crossmember and lower it first.
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I finally got it. I dropped the trans cross member, lowered the trans, used a 36" extentension, ratchet, about a three foot pipe, and all my weight. Someone didnt want that bolt to come out. Thanks for all the help
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Right on, let us know if/when you need help putting it in. Mine's going back in myself in a day or two.




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Glad to hear you got it out. I remember taking that bolt out and it was a pain. I sprayed WD-40 on it and let it set for a few minutes to loosen up the rust, then it came right off.
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