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Hay guys,
My buddy and I are replacing his FWAkeD up 4L with a new one on his '92 wrangler. I'm doing most of the work because he's realy new to this wrenching stuff, but I can't figure out why the motor won't seperate from the tranny????
I got all the main bell-housing bolts out and all of the bolts off of the I guess is the inspection plate... and removed the exahust.
The motor mounts are off and it's hanging on the hoist... It's level, but wont pull back out.
I was wondering if there is something I may have missed or what????

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I know you said you got all the bh bolts out, but did you get the 3 bolts on top of the engine. They are real hard to get to because the firewall is in the way. They are a 12 point 1/2" bolt I think. If you got them then I would disconect the tranny mount and try to pull the tranny backwards instead of pulling the motor forward.
 

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it's strange, the new block has 3 bolts atop and I felt around the top of the old motor, and couldn't find anything...is it real long? the top center bolt...

any way, I'll try it tonight, thanks for the info.... <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> cheers! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Here is another tip for you. Unbolt the tranny mount and rear ds. Also, pull the fan and move the whole drive train forward so you can access those bolts. The fire wall is way too close to those bolts and you will curse up a storm trying to get them out. Replace those 12 point bolts with standard hex hed bolts. It will be much easier if you ever have to pull the tranny back. HTH
 

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Those twelve point bolts are a PITA. I'm right in the middle of getting a tranny back in my XJ. I replaced them with grade eight studs to act a locators when stabbing the tranny back in.

They are 3/8-16 thread.

Good luck


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Oh yeah, we also used a prybar to get the tranny to seperate. Slipped it between the bell and engine where they bolt up. Gently, to avoid bending the thin plate sandwiched between them.
 

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I looked at it real close this time, and there isn't any top center bolt hole on the bell-housing. I guess it may be time for the BFH <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> .
Is there any way that the slave cylinder could be hooked to something??? It's a FAWLKen internal unit. <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0">
Oh well I'll keep trying it...Thanks for the help...
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[ 10-02-2001: Message edited by: 89YotaRunner ]
 

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The bellhousing and motor could be galled together, you might need a hammer and a small chiesel.
good luck
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Originally posted by CrazyCraig:
<STRONG>The bellhousing and motor could be galled together, you might need a hammer and a small chiesel.
good luck
Craig</STRONG>
I tried that for about an hour last night, and all it did was, tweek the plate in the middle... <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> I think I'm going to put the motor mounts back on and bolt down the engine, and try to get the tranny out first, or at least loose...any thoughts???

If I do so is it looks like the skid plate needs to stay with the tranny/t-case. Is that common???

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If you think you can pull the tranny, then why not pull the engine and tranny, in one shot. Get the whole mess out of the vehicle then you'll have all the room in the world, or just your garage, to swing a big ass hammer.

The radiator, grill and fenders all come right off with very little trouble. Get that stuff out of the way and slide the motor and tranny right out. That's the beauty of Jeeps, the engine compartment comes apart in three easy peices.

Good Luck.

P.S. Sucks to be you. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by murrar1:
<STRONG>If you think you can pull the tranny, then why not pull the engine and tranny, in one shot. Get the whole mess out of the vehicle then you'll have all the room in the world, or just your garage, to swing a big ass hammer.

The radiator, grill and fenders all come right off with very little trouble. Get that stuff out of the way and slide the motor and tranny right out. That's the beauty of Jeeps, the engine compartment comes apart in three easy peices.

Good Luck.

P.S. Sucks to be you. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
OK, Then I'll still have the tranny stuck to the motor>>>>>! and a bunch more jeep parts I just have to put back on, when I just need the motor out(sence there is so much fwaken hood room anyways). Look, I know your trying to help, and if I come across as a dick, sorry. I don't work on these hardly ever, I just need to know of any little tricks you guys might know...
Thanks anyways
 
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