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Old 11-29-2003, 01:56   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, just tried taking the auto out today, and all I can say about it is after a day of getting practically no where, I think I'm about ready to put the shit on a trailer and tow it to a mechanic.

I must admit I started late in the day, but after spending a few hours trying to get the top starter motor bolt off (there is no space in there it's a nightmare), I realised how impossible it is to get to the upper bellhousing bolts. There is no space, no access, and I can barely even see these top bolts. How in the hell do you manage to get the stupid things off? Can someone explain this to me because I'm confused as buggery and I have to somehow manage to take this tranny out and put the T5 in by tomorrow afternoon. Can someone tell me the trick to it or the procedure for taking this crap out? PLEASE GOD SOMEONE MUST KNOW!!!!

I was on the verge of pushing the crap off the jack stands and setting it alight, but not before I arrange for someone to shoot me in the head after doing so.

By the way it's an EA S2...

HELP!!!

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Old 11-29-2003, 02:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Problems removing the auto

you need a flexi joint and a foot long extension bar
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Old 11-29-2003, 02:08   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Problems removing the auto

no you dont need that !

get a really long extension actually get 2 of them and undo the bolts from the back of the gear box! Use a jack to lift the front of the engine about 8cm that will bring the bellhousing down a bit so from the tailshaft you can point the long extension all the way to the bolt!


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Re: Problems removing the auto

I'm sorry about this but can you please explain it in a little more detail? Do I just somehow shove this extension bar up above the tranny because it seems to me like there isn't enough room... Should I drop the back tranny mounting or something similar?

Please people I need in depth explanations, I feel dumber after today...

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yes you remove the rear mount and the box will tilt downwards... then you will be able to see the bolts.. if you have a flexi head use it...if you dont it no biggie

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Re: Problems removing the auto

ok, here we go:

take tail shaft out
undo the 3 bolts from back of gearbox (near yoke)
put a jack with a piece of wood on top (small) and point it to the harmonic balancer or anywhere on the front of the engine and lift it up about 5-6 cm (your engine mounts will be OK if you are scared just undo their bolts)
get a really long extension bar and from back of gearbox (yoke) slide it all the way to the bolt, it works trust me I just done it yesterday in my EF.
Undo the top 2 but not fully
Undoo the rest but not fully
support the gearbox with something (heavy bugger!)
Undo the top bolts completely and the lower ones and slide gearbox out
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