Im replacing the motor in a 98 corolla. I removed the tranny and motor together but am installing them separate. I already have the tranny in and bolted up to two motor mounts and the motor in place but cant seem to get it together.
I installed the torque converter on the flywheel before putting the motor in the bay.
I can get one bolt on the top and one on the back to line up and start to thread but I cant get the bottom to get close enough to start a bolt.
Engine is on a hoist and tranny is on two mounts and a jack to it has some wiggle room.
I have tried shaking the shit out of the motor and it will not slide in there.
Ive never really worked on automatics before so do I need to have it in neutral?
Any tips on how to make this happen?