patrick.anderson1 at patrick.anderson1 at
Thu Aug 17 18:22:23 EDT 2006

Check the hard heater pipe that runs underneath the water manifold. There is a bracket that one of the tranny bolts runs through. It really likes to get right in between the bell housing and tranny. It caused me that same 1/2" gap during reassembly. 


-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Kneale Brownson <kneale at> 

> I got the retaining bracket for the cables off my transmission, but that 
> didn't free up the cables to allow me to put them over the top of the 
> structure on the transmission that sits in front of the cables. I imagine 
> that if I had removed the bracket before disengaging the transmission from 
> the engine, there would be just enough slack to allow them to slide over 
> that structure. And now I can't seem to slip the tranny back against the 
> engine to see if that's the case. I can get to about where I have a 1/2" 
> gap between the cases, but can't close it. So what's keeping the 
> transmission from sliding back next to the engine? I've tried jacking it 
> up more, lowering, pushing side to side, etc. 
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