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Old 08-13-2011, 10:07 AM
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I pulled the old T5 out of my '88 Mustang this morning. I left the Bellhousing and clutch attached. I tried for about an hour to get the new transmission back it. Would'nt go. I think I just did'nt have the shaft lined up with the engine. I was trying to muscle it in. I think I will have to go buy a transmission jack to hold it steady so I can turn the shift to line it up while putting it in. Is there anything that I may be doing wrong?

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:29 AM
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the trans jack is a big help in doing that and the splines on the trans need to line up with the splines in the clutch disk to allow the trans to slip in..

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Old 08-13-2011, 05:28 PM
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Yeah, I'm going to try and make something up. I did a little looking, and I hate to pay $150-$200 bucks for a jack I will only probably use once. I have a old small 2ton jack here that I don't use. I'm going to try and make something to mount to it. Hopefully, it will work.
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Cheap and easy, a couple of long pieces of threaded rod in the top two holes, with the ends ground round or to a point, then slide it in on them. Beats trying to suspend it there and wiggle around on your back, worked for me ............... Oh and trans in Nuetral, rotate output shaft to align splines.

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Old 08-13-2011, 06:39 PM
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Cheap and easy, a couple of long pieces of threaded rod in the top two holes, with the ends ground round or to a point, then slide it in on them. Beats trying to suspend it there and wiggle around on your back, worked for me ............... Oh and trans in Nuetral, rotate output shaft to align splines.

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X2 done this before and it worked for me also, but usually just muscle it in with no problems either though.



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X2 done this before and it worked for me also, but usually just muscle it in with no problems either though.



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Yup had luck just sliding it in as well, but if you don't get it in the first couple of stabs it seems to get heavier and heavier with successive attempts, well not so much heavy, as awkward...........laying on your back with the car up on jack stands that is, 90 degrees out with sweat rolling into your eyes ..................and not a lot of wiggle room.
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Trans in neutral won't rotate the shaft, you need it in gear. Also just wondering if you pushed the clutch pedal while the tranny was out. If you did the clutch disc has fallen down and you will need to remove the clutch assembly and use an aligning tool.
also if you use the long threaded rods, they can't protrude more than about 3 inches from the bell housing or you won't have room to get them out. Even then it is tight to get at them on a T5 because you have the web above and below the bolt hole.
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Trans in neutral won't rotate the shaft, you need it in gear. Also just wondering if you pushed the clutch pedal while the tranny was out. If you did the clutch disc has fallen down and you will need to remove the clutch assembly and use an aligning tool.
also if you use the long threaded rods, they can't protrude more than about 3 inches from the bell housing or you won't have room to get them out. Even then it is tight to get at them on a T5 because you have the web above and below the bolt hole.
Good point on the clutch pedal being depressed while the trans is out and you are correct (Trans in Gear) My bad. The rods I used were about 6 inches but then mine is a Camaro box in a 55 Pontiac (may be I have a bit more room) Then again I'm thinking I might have used the bottom holes in the bell, I just don't recall now, it's been awhile.
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