HOW DO I REMOVE TRANSMISSION TO REPLACE DAMAGED FLYWHEEL?
1999 Chevrolet Silverado
October, 5, 2011 AT 7:39 PM
I have removed exhaust, torque converter shield, removed torque converter bolts, disconnected lines, removed heat shield, removed cross member support, removed wiring harnesses, and removed the 6 stud bolts from transmission to engine. Pull straight back to remove, and nothing happens. Am I missing something here, other than it might be stuck? On left and right side between lower 2 stud locations, I see what appears to me a bolt end, without a head. Are these just guide pins, or might have there been bolts there and broken off? This is where I'm at on this, let me know if you need further info. Thanks and 2 thumbs up for the site.
If you have not removed the starter, it will get hung up on it. Also, you have to pull it out very straight becasue any angle to the input shaft cannot only cause damage, but the fit is tight enough that it will make it nearly im[possible to remove. Sometimes the dowel pins, there are 2 to locate the engine to transmission, get stuck. Spray some WD40 or even beter PB Blaster around the seam between the engine and transmission, the pins are at the bottom on either side, let it soak and that may help. I know I said to keep it staright, but if it has not moved off the engine at all, you may have to bang at it with a rubber amllet or use a peice of wood and a hammer being careful not to damage anything and keep in mind that if you get it to move a little bit you must go opposite of where you got it to move and move it there. If you don't do this it will **** sideways and you will never get it out.
Here is a full set of removal instructions.
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