Manual Transmission - Need help with Bellhousing




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Red
03-10-2006, 08:31 PM
I got a 98 SS and after taking the 8 bolts out of
the bellhousing I still cannot get the damn thing off.Any ideas
will be helpful.Don't laugh too hard.


smokeum99ta
03-10-2006, 08:56 PM
Sometimes they are a motherf---er to get off. I just found a place to use a prybar with damaging anything and it will come off. Sometimes I also use a rubber mallet and hit a few times around the alignment pins and that works for me also.

Camaroholic
03-10-2006, 10:14 PM
Many of us have been there.

I had to take a 2x4 and place it where the starter was. And then to proceed to beat the absolute hell out of it. I destroyed the 2x4... but the bellhousing eventually came off. ;)


Red
03-10-2006, 10:53 PM
Thanks I 'll keep at it.

ninobrn99
03-11-2006, 03:53 AM
a few screwdrivers and alot of muscle and shaking while pulling..just becareful if your using jackstands...you dont wanna shake the car off of them :no:

chpmnsws6
03-11-2006, 04:47 AM
maybe try sprying some PB blaster where the pins are and let it soak in for a few minutes. after you get it off, would it help (in the future) to put anti-seize on the guide pins?

Camaroholic
03-11-2006, 11:04 AM
Yes, a little anti-sieze (after a little light sanding to clean them up) on the dowel pins is a good idea. :thumb:

Red
03-11-2006, 06:00 PM
Got the bellhousing off this morning !thanks! for the help and ideas.