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Old 02-06-2014, 10:59 PM
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The input shaft runs pretty deep into the TC. The only problem I could conceive is that you would damage the tranny somehow if it tilted downward while being pulled off and put too much torque on the input shaft.

I would say to jury-rig a platform with plywood, cinderblocks, and other junk at the level of the tranny so that you can pull it straight back on that surface and it will not fall down. Then figure out what's wrong with the TC.

Also, make sure to partially rebolt the TC so that it stays in place during removal and doesn't unstick itself and fall off while you are removing the tranny .

If you find that the TC is rusted on, then I would partially loosen the bolts that you used to hold it in place during the above-suggested tranny pull and then pry it off... that way it won't fly off when you break the rust.
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