Tranny support PLUS bolts

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Sat Aug 12 17:29:10 EDT 2006

I got the bolt out of the support finally.  Well rusted onto the broken
rubber.  Lots of 1/8 turns using a gearwrench and big ViseGrips to hold the

So, now I have all the big and little bolts out of the bellhousing, but I
can only get the tranny to gap away from the engine at the bottom about the
thickness of a credit card.  I'm pushing firmly but gently on a 3/8"
extension inserted into one of the holes in the bottom of the tranny next
to the engine and the tranny will spring slightly away to create that gap,
but goes back closed when I let off.  I removed the three big bolts up each
side and the funky Alan head bolt at the bottom, all going in from the
back, and the three smaller bolts that insert from the engine side.  What's
keeping the tranny on?

At 03:11 PM 8/12/2006 -0400, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>What's the secret to "remove transmission support"?  
>I have all the bolts out of the bellhousing (and what's up with that one
>Alan-head bolt on the bottom?) and I'm trying to take the bolts out of the
>"bonded rubber mounting", which, of course, has become unbonded so the
>rubber turns with the bolt.  

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