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.
03-10-2006, 09:56 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.
03-10-2006, 11:14 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. ;)
03-11-2006, 04:53 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:
03-11-2006, 05:47 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?
03-11-2006, 12:04 PM
Yes, a little anti-sieze (after a little light sanding to clean them up) on the dowel pins is a good idea. :thumb:
Got the bellhousing off this morning !thanks! for the help and ideas.