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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 01:09 PM
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engine replacment

Is it totally impossible to get to the upper bellhousing bolts without lifting the body. This is on an 88' blazer. 4-whell drive with the 4.3 and auto. trans. I just don't want to bother. But if I have to I guess that's what I'll do.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 01:36 PM
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Re: engine replacment

It is possible to get the bellhousing bolts without lifting the body. It just takes patience and something to protect your knuckles, I've done it three times on my own 88 4x4 blazer. Good luck and be patient.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 03:59 PM
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I didn't have a problem removing the bell housing bolt on my 91 S10 Blazer 4x4!!! Yes it was tight but nothing a long extension and a swivel can solve!!! Just remove the tranny crossmember and use a jack to lower the rear end of the tranny down. Will give you more room.

1991 S10 Blazer Tahoe 4x4. Edelbrook Headers, Holley 670cfm TBI, K/N filter charger, 30-9.5-15 tires, rebuild worked tranny
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 09:53 PM
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Re: engine replacment

If you are doing it to remove the trans, lower the rear of the trans by removing the cross member, it makes the bolts much easier to get to. If your just taking the engine out, impact swivel sockets and super long extensions really help.
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