WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET THE BOLTS STARTED ON THE TRANMISSION BELL HOUSING?

  • Tiny
  • joe1953
  • 1989 Ford Ranger

I am puting the tranmission back in but having trouble getting the bolts started, is there a easy way.

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 4:33 AM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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OTHER THAN JUST MAN HANDLING IT

GRAB YOU A FEW BOLTS THE SAME SIZE AS THE ONES YOU ARE INSTALLING

TRY TO GET THEM A FEW INCHES LONGER

CHOP THE HEADS OFF AND SORTA GRIND THE CHOPPED END A LITTLE TAPERED (NEED NOT BE A BULLET SHAPE, JUST SOMETHING THAT WILL EZily JUMP INTO A HOLE

NOW YOU HAVE A THREADED STUD ON ONE END AND A SLICK SHOULDER ON THE OTHER

INSTALL THEM IN VARIOUS HOLES

SHOVE THE TRANNY ON

INSTALL THE ORIGINAL BOLTS IN THE OTHER HOLE (MAYBE NOT TIGHT YET)

REMOVE YOUR CJ MEDEVAC-O-MATIC SLICK ALIGNMENT STUDS (PLIERS MAY BE NECESSARY)

INSTALL THE REMAINING BOLTS

FINISH YOUR JOB CORRECTLY

LET ME KNOW HOW IT'S GOING AS YOU PROGRESS

I DO ANYTHING TO MAKE A JOB EZer---IMPRESSES FOLKS TOO!

THE MEDIC

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 5:07 AM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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The transmission must be aligned correctly and flush with engine block before you attempt to tighten the bolts. Failure to do so can result in damages.

Is this a manual or automatic transmission?

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 8:27 AM
  • Tiny
  • joe1953
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Your message was very helpful to me I grab a couple of bolts and inches longer than the original bolts and the transmission fell into place, thanks for your help.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 2:13 AM
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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IT'S ALWAYS GOOD WHEN A PLAN COMES THRU!

THANKS FOR COMING TO SEE US

NOW THAT YOU'RE ALL FIXED UP, SEND YOUR BUDDIES

THE MEDIC

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 2:25 AM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Outstanding, Doc

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 3:50 AM

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