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  • removing the bell housing and tranny

    How does this come off of the engine. Note the engine and tranny are out and its a 53 land cruiser with automatic drive.

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    The engine is out of the car! Set it on the ground, block under the oil pan flanges so the engine is steady. Block under the tranny so it doesn't rock the whole assembly around. Unscrew the four screws holding the transmission to the bell housing, slide the transmission back until it is clear, set it aside (you did block under it first, didn't you?)

    Unscrew the numerous screws around the bell housing. It's pinned (it should be) with two dowel pins, one on each side. put two nearby screws back in, in a couple of threads, and with a screwdriver, pry the bell housing off the dowel pins. Between the screws and the dowel pins, it will eventually come off.

    The torque converter will still be attached to the flex plate on the end of the crank shaft. I believe there are four screws holding it. unscrew them and pull the torque converter off, but be aware that it has oil in it, probably lost some when the tranny came out, and it will be heavy.

    Thats' it.

    It goes back together the same way, but not nearly as easily.

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    • #3
      What Tom said. But, I would drain the torque converter first,(there are drain plugs on it), as well as the transmission.And also remove the starter and lower bellhousing seperator plate.
      Be careful Detroit Gear transmissions are quite heavy.
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      • #4
        Put a floor jack under the tranny to hold the weight. Make sure all the wheels (of the floor jack) are pointed towards the back. When you pull the tranny, make sure you never let the weight of the tranny hang on the shaft.

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