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Old 12-22-2003, 12:52 PM
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700r4 bellhousing bolts

im removing the 700r4 from my 86 and replacing it with a new 700r4 that has been slightly modified, but i have one MAJOR problem, the bellhousing bolts, the bottom 4 i got out without any problems, but the ones on the top, i cannot even feel with my hand, let alone get any tools in there, i have the distributor cap off with the tranny tilted down, to the point that the actually distributor is hitting the firewall, so if anyone has ANY tips on getting these top bolts please please please help

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What kind of car?

If you remove the distributer, you should be able to get at them. At the very least, you should be able to tilt the motor back more.

On my S10 Blazer, the manual said that I would have to undo the body mounts and lift it to get at the bolts, but I found that tilting the motor back worked, with a long extension on my rachet.
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the car is a 1986 z28 camaro with a 305, i have the trans crossmember dropped the whole way and its tilted back so far the actual distributor is hitting the firewall, any info would be greatly appreciated


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Remove the distributer. Just make sure that you reinstall it in the exact position that it was when you remove it.
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Old 12-22-2003, 02:23 PM
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is it true that to remove the distributor i should first set the motor at TDC?


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Raise the trans back up and take the bolts out from the top... Much easier that way. Put a couple of the bottom bolts back in first so it doesn't come apart on you until you are back under the car and ready to pull it.
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Old 12-22-2003, 02:28 PM
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i tried that already and i dont think i can quite reach them, do u know for sure if you can do that in a camaro, cuz i looked, and really didnt think i could get to them, but i might be wrong


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It's going to be pretty tight... Do you have a ratchet style boxend wrench? That is the best tool for getting those top bolts out.
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i dont have the ratchet style box ends, but i definately have access to them, ive been using a 14mm, does anyone know if that is actually the right size?


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I don't know if the bolts were metric in '86 or not but 14mm and 9/16ths are pretty close. Whatever worked on the bottom bolts will be the same for the top ones...
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ok, i ordered a set of those ratcheting box ends from my work tonight, and they'll be here tomorrow, ill try that tomorrow night and let u guys know how it worked out, if anyone has any other suggestions i would greatly appreciate it, thanks a lot

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700 bellhousing bolts

try chrome flex socket 9/16 or snap on 9/16 3/8 drive impact swivel socket never had that much trouble remove those bolts for me( screws not bolts) I always refer to them as bell bolts
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air, what kind of car was your 700 in and did u get to them from underneath or from above, fill me in on your techniques

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bell bolts

use long bar and swivel socket, do it everyday on all different cars and trucks since 1978. yes from the bottom
don't think you can get them from the top firewall to close and bolts to long
wrench will break them loose if you can get to them???I use snap on tools here along with the other brands
good tools make the job much more fun than a pain in the a..
you need a flex socket or swivel to make to bolts accessible fro the bottom
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yeah im using all quality tools, snap on, matco, mac, and craftsman, i have swivels and extensions and air, and all that good stuff, but still i cant seem to get to those top bolts, u said that u access them from the bottom, im assuming by dropping the trans crossmember and allowing the tranny to be tilted back, thats the same thing i did, i removed the distributor cap and now the actual distributor is hitting the firewall, have u ever had this problem and if so how did u avoid it?

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