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It appears your tranny is just mounted directly to the bell housing. You'll need to remove the top rear motor mount bolts and loosen the top fronts about 3/4" then jack the engine enough to clear the tops of the rear motor mounts. Once the engine is jacked high enough place blocks of wood under the oil pan to support it.
Depending on your arrangement you may need to disconnect the wet exhaust to jack it up.
You are now ready to unbolt the bell housing and slide it off the engine.
It's a good idea to replace the damper plate while you are in there. They are usually good for about 1k hours of use but it's still wise to replace it while you have everything apart. When you replace a damper plate always purchase new retaining bolts... Oh and use an impact wrench and PB Blaster to get the old damper plate bolts out of the fly wheel. Using an impact wrench to break them free will reduce the risk of breaking a bolt dramatically.
Impact wrench & PB Blaster:
There is 100% NO WAY to avoid an engine alignment after doing this job!! You must re-align after you're done..
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 01-18-2009 at 09:56 PM.