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Pulling EJ22, Can't remove Flex Plate bolts...
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:24 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:35 PM
Yes you can pull the TC with the engine. it's tight but it will come out.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:45 PM
3/8s stuff may work, but with the intake out of the way it is a no brainer.
i resisted this technique for too long, but it is the easiest way.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:59 PM
A 1/4" drive ratchet works as well. Most you can fit the handle of a small floor jack over the handle of the ratchet for extra torque.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:03 AM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:13 AM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:14 AM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:43 AM
Theres only 4 bolts and you can access them from the hole on top of the bell housing. Its to the left as you look at the engine and may have a black rubber cover on it. I use a 12mm socket (make sure its a good 6pt one) and a 3/8 ratchet. It can be a pain to break them loose sometimes. What I have done is smack the handle of the ratchet with my hand or use a soft blow hammer.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:52 AM
i've pulled motors with the torque converter attached, it can be done.
though if you don't need the flexplate i wonder if there's enough room to get in there and cut it off around the bolts.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:23 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:08 PM
I ended up removing the Intake Manifold (IM) (which I will probably do in the future), getting two of the bolts off the plate, and then completely rounding off the remaining two.
Bought a Dremel, and cut those babies off.
The two bottom nuts for the bell housing were my next nightmare. I couldn't get a good angle on them for the life of me. But I kept my cool and got them off.
Again, thanks for all the help!
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