ok, well we have the 4 bolts at the diff end of the driveshaft unscrewed. the shaft seems to be rusted or something.. i've tried pushing it forward, backwards, and up and down, and nothing is giving? any ideas? my haynes manual doesn't say much about that, just about the 4 bolts?
dude i tried tapping it with a hammer onto a screw driver between the u joint and diff and it worked! drive shaft is out, starting on the bellhousing bolts.
having a tough time with screws and almost stripping them, and it's tough reaching the higher-up bolts and maintaining good balance on the screw. any remedies for the higher up screws?
and do i have to lower the tranny and engine at all to reach those? i have some pieces of wood under the oil pan and the jack with a piece of wood right on the flattest part of the tranny. and is taking the starter off an absolute necessity?
have fun with the starter bolts, there are 3 of them, use a long extention with a wiggle, and a shallow 13mm socket. go from the front of the motor and guide the socket on the starter bolts that way. also use the long extention and wiggle for the top bolts. once they are all out you will see a small slit at the bottom of the bell housing. i place the pry bar behind the flywheel and gently pry the trans loose so i can pull it out. also remember there are 3 diff size bolts that come out of the bell housing, 2 short ones on the bottom hold the dust shield on. the 2 long ones go where the guide dowls are. btw dont forget to unhook your battery when messing with the starter. its a easy job you can get it.
oh man forgot to tell you to mark your drive shaft so you know which way it came out. sorry. if you have a vibration when your done installing your clutch rotate your drive shaft in 90 degrees untill the vibrations stop.
If you support the transmission with the floor jack and lower it slightly you get extra room to get the bell housing top bolts. And don't let that tranny roll on you on the way out, could do major damage.
got past the starter, it actually wasn't that hard. i used a small socket behind the k member.
the top two bellhousing bolts are screwing with me. i can't get them off. i have the tranny hanging, i've tried jacking it up and trying from the front... NOTHING! its becoming slightly stripped also. what should i do?!!?! i have two 12' extensions... should i put another like 10 inch one on there?
and you guys should be more supportive. i saw what looked to be the starter, but read on other posts thru the search bar that said drivers side, so i decided to ask. isn't that what this forum is for?! come the **** on!