Drivetrain T-45 Removal Tips

Discussion in 'SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech' started by maks3031, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Good afternoon,

    I am in the process of removing a t-45 transmission from my 1996 GT for a clutch replacement. I have the transmission pulled back but the input shaft needs to go back about 3/4 of an inch to clear the clutch pressure plate. The bellhousing is hitting on the driver side. I wanted to see if any of you know any tricks to get it back any further. Thanks
     
  2. Have you loosened the motor mounts bolts passing through the K-member?

    Have you supported the Motor?

    Sometimes what will happen is broken motor mounts will allow the motor to sag inside the K-member. Loosing the motor mount bolt will allow the motor to rotate within the K-member. By supporting the motor, it will be higher in the K-member. This should give the extra clearance to separate the transmission.
     
  3. "wmburns, post: 8809264, I endedember: 152830"]Have you loosened the motor mounts bolts passing through the K-member?

    Have you supported the Motor?

    Sometimes what will happen is broken motor mounts will allow the motor to sag inside the K-member. Loosing the motor mount bolt will allow the motor to rotate within the K-member. By supporting the motor, it will be higher in the K-member. This should give the extra clearance to separate the transmission.[/quote]

    thanks
    Thanks for the advise. I ended supporting the engine and used a bigrr crowbar and she separated. the throwout bearing is trashed like I thought. Thanks again.
     

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