Highly embarassing DIY Screwup

Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Sun Jun 1 21:53:14 PDT 2008

toomanyaudis at aol.com wrote:
> How badly did I screw up?? Is there a way to separate the engine and
> tranny case to give me 1/2 inch or so gap to let the bolt out?


Look for something like that at FLAPS and various other places that have 
cheap tools. I once found one at Big Lots even. With luck that should pull 
the bolt down to where you could grab it with some long needle-nose pliers 
and yank it out. Maybe even some double jointed extra long needle-nose from 
the start would work.


If you cant get to the outer edges of the bolt head to grab on maybe a pair 
of lock ring pliers would help you grab internally in the allen socket in 
that bolt.


Short of that I'd say you could loosen the bellhousing bolts and pry the 
engine and trans apart far enough without any major dissasembly. Just don't 
pry against the aluminum oil pan which forms the lower flange that mates the 
engine and trans, you'd be in a world of hurt if you cranked or broke it.

-Cody Forbes
'87 5ktq - Fast.
'87 5ktq QLCC'd plus some
'86 5ktqCD
'86 5k
'86 5k 

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