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Old 05-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Who has removed there 5sp?

So is it nearly impossible to do in a weekend? Keep in mind I dont have a lift,I would be doing it on the ground.Maybe go to Harbor Freight & get one of those roll around trans jacks. So come on,is it just too much of a pita??

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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If you are handy with tools air tools are nice and rent a tranny jack 3 hours too take it out longer if the bolts that hold the tranny support they seem to be rusty and they will have too be cut out. Then the fun begin you have too feed the new bolts through the frame.

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Old 05-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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It's possible to remove it in a morning. Get that HFT transmission jack, you'll thank yourself afterwards. That's what I have used for removing/replacing/converting transmissions and it works nicely.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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As long as non of the bolts/nuts during removal aren't seized it should take no more than a few hours using basic hand tools. I have done it a few times already, and it gets easier and easier. A tranny jack is a very very helpful tool. If you have the extra $$ get one. Air tools make everything easier as well.

Get these...there are two bolts at the top of the bellhousing that require external torx. After you remove them, replace them with standard hex head bolts.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input everyone,being on my back working blows.I could get away with using a lift at work but I know I will feel rushed & Ill have to finish it in a day,cant have it apart on the lift I need to use each day.And I know I will need that one part I didnt get.
mollyg- the bolts will come out easy.Not that long ago I did a frame swap so I know every bolt will come out.
KBR97- I have those sockets,and some air tools at home.
Jerry- thanks for the input,get it removed without a lift in a morning??.Would a cheapo Harbor Freight jack work ok?

I know Im repeating myself but were talking about not using a lift,correct? Thanks again.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:49 AM   #6
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Get some long extension bars too with wobble or universals to reach the upper bell housing bolts

I removed my t-case separate from the tranny

While everything is apart remove the flywheel and check the rear seal.i always change mine while I have the chance no matter if it needs it or not

I had trouble finding a pilot bearing,the wrong one came in my dura last kit

Buy some anti sieze lubricant to use on the bolts for assembly
I done mine in one day alone with no tranny jack
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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Well I am starting it tomorrow evening & luckily i will do it at work.I plan on splitting the work between two nights.ill just push it out then back in.Thanks for all the input.I recruited someone to help me.Sucker lol.

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