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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ooops....

Ok Im in the process of replacing my transmission, long story short I was worried about leaving my car on jackstands for the next few days, went to lower it and OPPS forgot a jack under the bellhousing. I used it to jack the engine up a little to get the weight off the cross member... Anyways I cought it rather quickly but...... Did I just cost myself a lot of money? I heard some creaking but after getting the car on the ground all the motor mounts looked ok.

Boy am I stressed about this...

Oh yeah and in a panic that I may have damaged my motor mounts, I tried to start the engine to see if I could see or hear anything with the engine on, cought myself again... no trans in. Did I screw up anything in the bell housing and clutch by pushing in the clutch pedal and bumping the ignition?


Boy do I feel STUPID!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 12:56 AM
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Re: Ooops....

I'd guess the motor mounts are probably fine. By pushing in the clutch pedal, however, you might have allowed the clutch disk to fall and it may need to be aligned before you can get the trans in.

An easy check would be to see if you can get an clutch disk alignment tool seated all the way to the pilot bushing. If you can't, you'll need to re-align the clutch disk and that will involve pulling the bellhousing, loosening the pressure plate enough to align the clutch disk with an alignment tool and then torquing down the pressure plate (with the alignment tool in place).

All in all, it doesn't sound too bad. I've screwed up worse.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Alright, sounds easy enough!

Thanks!

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 03:12 AM
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Be glad the jack did not catch a fender or rocker panel! or worse an open car door. I agree with Mike. It should be fine and you hear creaking, that happens with old cars... Ask me a how I know about the fender, yep all the way up the fender... Nice custom work..

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 03:56 AM
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Ask me a how I know about the fender, yep all the way up the fender... Nice custom work..

I believe without a doubt that the Rat Rod craze was started solely by things like this and by people like me too lazy to do body or paint work. Bank it.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 02:17 PM
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Can't you realign the clutch, Push the clutch in realign with tool, release be done.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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/\ I'm sure that would work.

Boy that sucks about your fender bro, I nearly pooped my pants when I heard creaking and my car wouldn't lower any further... yikes haha

Everyone Iv talked to said it should be fine no problem, so Im not worried anymore.

Still feel stupid haha as I swore I got everything out from under the car... I could have done more harm then good.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 10, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can't I just use the input shaft from my old transmission instead of buying an alignment tool?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 10, 04:06 AM
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Yes an old input shaft is the best, a lot better than most tools,
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