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Old 12-19-2018, 05:37 PM   #1
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6-Speed Transmission Re-Mount

Hello gang-
I have haters already, but whatever-
To install the 6 speed Transaxle, I am doing something revolutionary.
1. go to hardware store and buy a few 100mm bolt that will fit the bellhousing.
Cut the heads off and grind a straight edge on the cut end as to allow you to turn with a screwdriver at the end.
2. Mount stud one at 10 o'clock and another at 3. Just a couple of turns into the engine side.
3. Raise up the transmission on your REGULAR floor jack and begin to align the holes. Pause there.
4. Take 2 pieces of 12 inch dog chain, 100 lb strength, and thread the regular transmission bracket bolts thru the chain and eye of the transmission holes, also on the transmission mount top, both sides.
5. You are now locked in and secure to do everything alone, easy peezy.
6. With jack that isnt doing much now still there, align your bolts studs on the case and slide in. The chains guarantee no falling disaster.
27 seconds and I was in
Enjoy

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Old 12-20-2018, 06:59 AM   #2
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Hello gang-
I have haters already, but whatever-
Enjoy
Hey Blackroot,

You should worry when people are No Longer talking about you..
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:11 AM   #3
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Hey Blackroot,

You should worry when people are No Longer talking about you..
Learn to take the high road, partner.
peace.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:59 AM   #4
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Hello gang-
I have haters already, but whatever-
To install the 6 speed Transaxle, I am doing something revolutionary.
1. go to hardware store and buy a few 100mm bolt that will fit the bellhousing.
Cut the heads off and grind a straight edge on the cut end as to allow you to turn with a screwdriver at the end.
2. Mount stud one at 10 o'clock and another at 3. Just a couple of turns into the engine side.
3. Raise up the transmission on your REGULAR floor jack and begin to align the holes. Pause there.
4. Take 2 pieces of 12 inch dog chain, 100 lb strength, and thread the regular transmission bracket bolts thru the chain and eye of the transmission holes, also on the transmission mount top, both sides.
5. You are now locked in and secure to do everything alone, easy peezy.
6. With jack that isnt doing much now still there, align your bolts studs on the case and slide in. The chains guarantee no falling disaster.
27 seconds and I was in
Enjoy
I haven't yet dropped my transaxle... but I am not see this in my minds eye. Did you take pictures?
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:25 AM   #5
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I haven't yet dropped my transaxle... but I am not see this in my minds eye. Did you take pictures?
I will this weekend when I get back under it.
It is one of things that a picture is a better option.
Basically, the short chains are in the same spots as the transmission mounts, but allows movement so one can easily press in the shaft.
The bolts act as alignment at the same time
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:35 AM   #6
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I did the same thing with my water pump and oil pan. Works great when you're going solo.

Saves a lot of time and, if you're applying an RTV sealant/gasket, ensures no spreading necessitating cleaning surfaces and re-applying the RTV.

Kudos!
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:31 AM   #7
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I did the same thing with my water pump and oil pan. Works great when you're going solo.

Saves a lot of time and, if you're applying an RTV sealant/gasket, ensures no spreading necessitating cleaning surfaces and re-applying the RTV.

Kudos!
Yup-
My only problem was finding really long M12 bolts (100mm +) that I could cut with the correct thread (1.5 I think without looking).
Most US hardware stores are still stuck in the non-metric world, so you have to be patient.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:42 AM   #8
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Old 12-24-2018, 06:47 AM   #9
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Ahhh, now I understand... cool. Thanks for the pic.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:07 AM   #10
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Make yourself a couple of these to screw into engine and guide the transmission. These are 100mm long. Huge help. Notice the cut to remove via screwdriver
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:59 PM   #11
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Okay, car was started and runs great
Couple of thing to mention-
1. Make sure your serpentine belt is back on after all the cam locking work.
2. Make sure the intake hose is on after the top bolt of the transmission was removed.
3. The whole oil pressure pre-startup cranking thing makes no sense to me. You will damage parts if the engine is rotated without it running or not. FIRE IT UP.
oil pressure will not be normal unless it is under normal running condition.
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:56 AM   #12
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Something important i forgot to add.
Make sure your transmission is in neutral when you try to mate it with the engine.
If you think about it, the engine side is nearly static and wont move easily.
If the shaft on transmission is allowed to rotate (in neutral), you can press in and it will move to align.
Always use your alignment tool though to be sure your clutch disk is centered on the flywheel pilot bearing.

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