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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2001, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dropping the Tranny

how hard is it to drop the transmission out of a samurai? i need to get the thing rebuilt but would rather keep the mechanics out of the inside of my car... i figure ill save money as well by just taking the tranny in...

also, how hard is it to replace the rear main seal?

anything else i should do while its out?

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It's easy to pull, hardest part for me was having to keep my elbows bent for such a period of time. Jack that thing up as far as the jack stands will allow. Remove the shifter, drive shafts, engine bolts. Pull back and then rotate the tranny about 45* and it will practically fall out onto the bell, so have a jack ready underneath. You'll see how it will want to come out when you get to that point and have plenty of time to put the jack underneath it and let it down easy. That is how I have done it.

The rear seal can be popped in with a socket and a soft tap from a hammer.

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I wish mine was easy. I hade to move the engin fwd 2 or 3 inches for the tranny to come out. Without moving the trans it was impossible to get out. This also gave me lots of room to work so it was not to bad. You need to put a block behide the dist between the fire wall and the dist. Or you call pull it.

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I knew for certain I was going to have to pull the motor until I rotated the tranny 45* by accident and it almost fell on my head. It will roll off to the drivers side and then drop right out.

And absolutely, I forgot, put the block up as JHS suggested.

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IM DOIN IT NOW THE REAR MAIN IS SIMPLE WHEN TRANS IS OUT YOU CAN EITHER DROP THE OIL PAN AND TAKE THE HOLE PLATE OFF OR BE REAL CAREFUL AND CHANGE IT WHERE IT IS . MIGHT AS WELL DROP THRE PAN AND CHANGE THAT GASKET TO GOT BOTH THE SEAL AND GASKET AND OIL PAN GASKET FOR $20 SO WHILE YOUR THERE DO IT ALL.

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Re: Dropping the Tranny

pullen tranny is simple had mine out in 45 minutes

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Looks like I'm in them minority on this one. I won't pull the tranny out by itself ever again if I can help it. I'd rather pull the engine/tranny out together.

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Re: Dropping the Tranny

I SLID THE TRANNY BACK AND REMOVED THE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY THE TRANNY COMES RIGHT OUT

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thats true when i did mine the tranny never went to the floor i just left it up there

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Re: Dropping the Tranny

hey 4xRonin, believe me man, your not in the minority. done 2 stockers. no body lift. forget it, wont do it again. will notch crossmember first. never did get the second tranny out. just did clutch AND rear main with it in truck. now on zuktanic, i can do it easily. remove front d-shaft, pull tranny. no prob. but mees gots 2 inch body lift on it. biiiiig difference.
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