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Transmission Bolts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Rockit, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    Rockit

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    I am trying to get the transmission off my 2001 S Runner and can't get to the last two bolts at the top of the bell housing. I can't even see them. It's a 3.4L engine. Any suggestions.
    Also, the cross member, beam or whatever its called, that holds up the transmission is in the way when I eventually lower the transmission. (its welded, not bolted onto the frame, so I can not remove it) Once I get the transmission unbolted, how do I lower it with the cross beam in its way. (directly under the transmission).
    I hope this makes sense. Any questions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Rockit
     
  2. Dec 30, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    There are some posts on trans removal on this and http://ttora.com/forum/

    The bolts are removed with Mega extensions for the sockets, feel for the location or stab and hope for a while.

    Crossmember is something I can't help with
     
  3. Dec 30, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    FlyingWil

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    X2... We use a bunch of extension at our shop.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    fireturk41

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    or put it in N and turn the fly wheel...

    if i recall correctly, you unbolt the trans from the cross member
     
  5. Jan 1, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    Rockit

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    I finally got it out. I had to go in through the shifter hole to break them free. All my extensions put together took too much power away from my discount store cheap air wrench. What the Haynes manual doesnt't tells you is that once you get the transmission broke free from the engine block, you have to rotate it 90 degrees clockwise. (if you dont rotate it, the shifter nub will hit the floor when you try to back the transmission out. By rotating the transmission, it doesnt get caught on anything.) Then you pull it back from the engine, lower the front of the transmission, then move the transmission forward enough (under the engine) so the rear of the transmission clears the cross memeber, which you then lower to the ground.
    No fun, No fun.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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