Two top bolts on the transmission

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  1. martinbaca18

    martinbaca18 New Member

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    What is the easiest way to take off the two top bolts on the transmission? I have a 3650 tranny.
     
  2. DeepList

    DeepList Administrator Admin SN95 Supporter

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    You can try a flex socket and a long extension, or a combinations of different length extensions. What I do is loosen motor mounts and rear transmission support. This allows you to lower the transmission down a bit and get a little better accessibility to those bolts. Make sure everything is supported!
     
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    Ok would o need a cheater bar for those two bolts? Or do they unscrew pretty easy?
     
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    I've never had any problems getting them loose, but if they seem tight, I'd spray some PB blaster and let them set for a while. Use a 6 point socket.
     
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    We did what deep said and it worked like a charm.
     
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    I jacked the tail of the transmission up which tilted the motor forward enough to get my fat ass arm behind the motor from the top.... 13mm racheting wrench
     
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    Couldn't you remove the rear trans cross member and use a jack to lower it so the 2 bolts are at an angle and can be reached simply using a long extension?
     
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    This is also what I did when I pulled my tranny from a junkyard with basic hand tools.

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    ^ I wonder if there is enough room for that on a dohc. Looks really tight back there (hehe). But that's a great idea.
     
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    Yeah you'll be good even if its DOHC
     
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    Nice! That looks way easier
     
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    I used a lot of extensions and flex socket to drop my t45 an a t5
     
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    Easiest way hands down is to pull the intake. Then it's any ratchet and socket you want. I can pull an intake in less than 30 minutes and the gaskets are reusable.
     
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    This is how I do it on Mustangs and F-series trucks. Pulling the intake is really easy and gives you a whole lot of room to work from the top.
     
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    Ive always had good luck from-unda the car.