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Old 11-12-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default How to remove top t5 transmission bolts

Wasted a whole freaking day trying to get the top 2 bolts off and still nothing. Im bout to rip my hair out. What did you guys use to remove the top 2 bolts? Oh and by the way reason for removal is clutch replacement.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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You gotta get the car up high enough so that the swivel fitting will turn. And you need about 4ft of extensions. My new edge was a pitfa to do. Ideally you want a lift. If no lift is available you gotta get the car about 3ft off the ground to make the swivels work. And an impact gun
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did you remove the trans first? then the bellhousing ?

ive never had an issue. is this a foxbody ? or the '04,'08, or '11 trans...cuz sometimes clarity helps for better answers
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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^^^^ Ditto its always easier to take the trans off the bellhousing first
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^^^^ Ditto its always easier to take the trans off the bellhousing first
Or at least remove crossmember let tranny down a little gives you alot more room to work between firewall.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #6
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The top left bolt, I managed to get this combo to work.

15mm shallow socket 1/2 drive, uni joint, 6" extension, 150ftlb torque wrench, or ratcheting breaker bar
Removed the other bolts with the trans member in place, removed the trans member for the last bolt.
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I am removing the trans and bell housing together. I have everything removed but the 2 top bolts including crossmember. If its easier to take off the trans and bellhousing seperately i will do that. I will try that later on today. Thank you guys for the ideas, i hope they work.
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If its your 87 with t5 should be very easy.! I take off my tranny in about 2 hours at the most includeling exhaust n all. Take off tranny then off with the bell.
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Remove the 4 bolts that hold the trans to the bell housing and slide it straight back and out...THEN remove the bolts for the bell housing...

10000x easier

make sure you remove the shifter before you try to pull out the trans....just sayin...
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If its your 87 with t5 should be very easy.! I take off my tranny in about 2 hours at the most includeling exhaust n all. Take off tranny then off with the bell.
My best time is 15 min.
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