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hey, i pulled my tranny no prob, but now i have to get it back in and that´s a whole nother story. first of all, there´s not much room under there, plus the right hand halfshaft (axle) is kinda in the way. apparently you have to have some special tool to remove it! what a buncha b.s.!! anyway, if i could get the tranny back up in there (maybe using an engine hoist or a jack under it, but a hydraulic jack won´t fit), i would still have to rotate either the tranny or the crankshaft somehow to get the splines to match up. i have to get the splines for the crankshaft AND the axle to match up. jeezus this is a pain. really i don´t see any way of doing it. someone else please help! i know someone out there has pulled their tranny and put it back in....
 

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i just got done doing a pull and replace job on my tranny. you have to take out the half shafts or its not going back in there. you can use a standard crow bar a just pry it out thats what i did while the taraany was still in the car. it made it much easier to drop and put back in place. i ended up hoisting till it was almost in place and then used a jsck and lifted in the rest of the way in. it takes a lot of time but its the easiest way to do it. then just slide the half shafts back in.
 

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I must say that if you have a friend who is mechanically inclined and strong, jack the car up as high as you can. slide the tranny under, one person under the car one person over the car. then together you both pick it up and cuss and swear it into place. Once you see the way things need to move you will be able to do it by yourself for the rest of your healthy life.
 

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sigh....thats sooo the hard way...no dont use a crow bar... just un bolt the rotor from the control arm on each side.. pull back on the left side and the axle will come out....on the right side, just take the cv shaft out of the rotor and that half axle can come out w/ a since....yeh i´d say ur gonna need a second person to help u put that in... one person is gonna have to hold the tranny while the other puts a few bolts back in the bell housing so the thing is actually semi attached..i wrote a 4 page tutorial on it if u would like to read it, you are more than welcome to.
 

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well I really wish you all could have had the luck I did...one day out and in...had a shop with a lift and a tall tranny jack....was a one man job that way also...have fun...
 

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my main break was to the machine shop to get the flywheel resurfaced...other than that I worked retty much all 8 hours or so....I wish the machinist(and I use that term loosely) att he shop could turn more than just rotors and drums...would have saved time
 

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well i got that turd back in... p.i.t.a. though! i had a friend who is strong and mechanically inclined (you need those people) to put a strap around it and hold it up while i swiveled it sideways until the crankshaft splines lined up. once i had a couple bolts in, i turned the steering wheel enough so i could get the right-hand (longer) halfshaft in. the rest is just put-back b.s. but i, not thinking too clearly (it was late) added tranny fluid when the left (short) halfshaft wasn´t in, so it spilled quite a bit of it back out. oh well, i´ll start again fresh today and hopefully i´ll be able to drive that thing. :-]
 

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it might, but i wouldnt recommed that to anyone just for the sake of causing damage....leave it to someone to do it wrong and damage an axle or the teeth on it or the transmission case...personally, i´d rather not be responsible for that because i´m sure taht the person who did it would assume they did it right, and that i told them wrong.
 

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Speaking from personal and very recent experience, the drivers side axle in the GT trannies needs a special tool to get them out. If you don´t need the tool to remove the axle then the clip on the inner joint has probably decintegrated! All the tool is though, is a foot long punch with a U cut in the end to fit over the pin running through the centre of the diff. It is also very possible to R&R the tranny without pulling the drivers side axle, but it is such a pain in the ass!

And note that this is for the 5spd GT tranny, not the auto!
 

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sigh.....no it does not have to have a tool...and no there isnt a clip....all ya gotta do is unbolt the control arm from the rotor
and pull the rotor outward and the damn thing with a little force comes out...not tools required
 
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