kneale at coslink.net
Thu Aug 17 22:45:56 EDT 2006
I have that connector tucked behind some vacuum lines. I wasn't aware of
the bracket, but I did try to look all the way around the joint with
lights, but maybe I didn't look closely enough.
Of course, I'm also concerned something inside is preventing complete
alignment, because when I was separating the cases, little bits fell out,
including several ball-bearings. I'm afraid maybe the bad throwout bearing
fell apart and some shards are keeping things apart. Is that possible?
I'm thinking I may have to try dismounting a cable-end bracket to try to
get some slack.
At 09:21 PM 8/17/2006 -0500, S Crosbie wrote:
> I had two issues with getting the transmission back together, one
>was this bracket. The other was one of the round wire connectors that
>had been previously disconnected. Both got caught between the engine
>and tranny (on two different tries). I squished the connector, but it
>still worked after reshaping with pliers. The hard part is trying to
>see these while trying to muscle and align, they are both on top in the
>middle under piping and wiring. I should have waited for my son to help
>me put the halves together, but who can stop when your having so much fun?
>patrick.anderson1 at comcast.net wrote:
>>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 coslink.net>
>>>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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