1987 Ford F-250 motor removal

Tiny
DHRACER6061
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  • 1987 FORD F-250
  • 138,000 MILES
I have everything unhooked. (Bell housing bolts. Starter. Exhaust. Fuel line. Everything off of the front side and the motor mounts) but can't seem to get the motor off of the transmission. Any hints. I've tried jerking it around but not a budge
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Monday, November 4th, 2013 AT 3:16 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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HOW 'BOUT UNDOIN' THE TORQUE CONVERTER BOLTS FROM THE FLYWHEEL. YOU'LL HAVE TO TURN THE ENGINE OVER A LITTLE WITH A RATCHET TO GET TO ALL OF THEM

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Monday, November 4th, 2013 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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Its a 4 speed standard and I can't get to the belts that hold the flywheel to the clutch
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Monday, November 4th, 2013 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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Oh yeah allitle details on the truck. Its a 460 4 speed Borg warner. With 11 inch clutch.
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Monday, November 4th, 2013 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Sorry I ment bolts not belts
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Monday, November 4th, 2013 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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First put motor mounts back in so everything doesn't fall out
Working from inside vehicle, remove floor mat and body floor pan cover. Remove gearshift lever, shift ball and boot as an assembly. Remove weather pad. Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect speedometer cable.
Disconnect back-up light switch from rear of gear shift housing cover. Disconnect drive shaft from transmission and wire out of way. DO NOT allow shaft to hang free as damage to universal joint may result. Disconnect clutch linkage.
Remove skid plate (if equipped) and heat shield. Support transmission with jack. Remove crossmember gusset-to-frame bolts and gusset-to-crossmember bolts. Remove transmission-to-insulator bolts. Raise transmission and remove insulator-to-crossmember bolts. Remove insulator.
Remove right gusset, crossmember-to-frame bolts and crossmember. Remove transmission-to-clutch housing bolts. Move transmission away from clutch housing until input shaft clears housing. Lower transmission out of vehicle
make sure all 4 bolts are out of trans hooking to flywheel housing.
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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How to I unhook the slave cylinder from the side of the transmishion?
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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I screwed u p you arepulling themotor not trans sorry here is instructions for pulling slave cyl.
Note routing of tubing to slave cylinder. Lift 2 retaining tabs of slave cylinder retainer bracket. Unhook tabs from bellhousing. Slide slave cylinder outward to remove. Disengage push rod from release lever while removing slave cylinder. Remove system from vehicle sorry no pics on this.
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 AT 9:19 AM
Tiny
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Ok thankyou I thought it would be eayser pulling trans and motor at once because trans is only 2 feet long on this truck with the t case off
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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How do I get the shift stick out it doesn't really look like the Chevy ones I've delt with
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
HMAC300
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D see pic, you should be able to push on cap and twist it and then let it up and take shifter lever and boot out as an assembly
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 AT 12:03 PM
Tiny
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I broke one of the tabs that hold the slave on the bell housing
What can I do to fix that I don't think you can weld cast
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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If it's cast aluminum take to a weld shop and they can reweld it for a minimal charge if it's cast iron they can do that too but may be more money cause they have to h eat it prior to welding.
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 AT 6:32 AM

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