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OK. Been up since 7am tuesday morning, trying to get used motor swapped into my truck. Everything been going ok, til time to split motor and trans.(AUTO). 100% sure all bell housing bolts are out, and all four torque converter bolts are out. I have a floor jack under the trans, and an engine hoist with a spreader bar to which I have the motor hung by the exhaust manifolds. The best I can get is like an 1/8 of an inch seperation between the two. Been fighting with this damn thing for 2 hrs now, tell me there is something I am missing please. If not any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. THX.
 

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Have you taken the trans cross-member out? And completely removing the trans? I have always found this to be the easiest way if you have not done it. It sounds like less work to not remove the tranny from the frame untill you try to put the other motor in, PITA!
 

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That's exactly what i was thinking about doing. But got turned away from the idea cause of the length with the 4x4 output. ERRR. I prob just break down and pull it all at once then. Thanks.
 

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Nope, Welcome To The World Of Different Metals(aluminum And Steel) Spray Penatrating Oil All Over The Steel Motor Dowels Where They Go Into The Aluminum Tranny Bellhousing. The Steel Tends To Rust(especially Where Youre At) And Seize In The Aluminum Holes. Then Double Check All Bolts Out Again And Knock Either Wedges And Or Pry Bars In And Around The Meeting Surfaces. Youll Eventually Get It. Its Not Going To Be Any Easier Trying To Pull The Trans And Transfere Case. Been Here, Done That All Day Long...youll Get It
 

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Thanks Brutal. Never thought to lube the dowls. Will try that and see what happens.
 

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turn the crank afew times with a breaker bar,could be jamed if its not pulling straight apart.
 

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Nope, Welcome To The World Of Different Metals(aluminum And Steel) Spray Penatrating Oil All Over The Steel Motor Dowels Where They Go Into The Aluminum Tranny Bellhousing. The Steel Tends To Rust(especially Where Youre At) And Seize In The Aluminum Holes. Then Double Check All Bolts Out Again And Knock Either Wedges And Or Pry Bars In And Around The Meeting Surfaces. Youll Eventually Get It. Its Not Going To Be Any Easier Trying To Pull The Trans And Transfere Case. Been Here, Done That All Day Long...youll Get It
lol what i was going to say.
dont drop the member on the trans. thats a lot of extra work for nothing.
slow and steady, it took us about 30 min to get it unhooked and off the pins.
 

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WOOHOO. Thank you Brutal, and i'll give Andy credit too cause he said he was gona post that too, lol. Sprayed the dowls, and let sit for a few hours. Came apart like butter. Now I can get to swapping parts from motor to motor.

You guys are the best. I would have probably smashed something out of frustration with a hammer if you guys hadn't suggested something. Thankyou.
 

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lol didnt save me from all the dents i have on my t-case.........
i have a bunch of flat head marks all over than thing
 
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