Hello I will help you with your question,
Yes you will have to remove the transfer case and the top bolt can be a pain. A gear wrench type tool is my weapon of choice, wobbly extensions with a swivel socket might work for you also, just work at it there is no easy solution.
This shows the transmission with the tailshaft housing installed, your will not have this housing the transfer case attaches at the same point instead
This shows the transfer case and where you seperate the two
Let me know if you have further questions about this
Thanks, I've seperated the transfer case from the transmission, I thought I had all the bolts but the top left one is left. That is the one that looks like it needs a swivel between the socket and the extension. I need to go pick one up then I need to unbolt the cooling lines from the side of the transmission and I can lower it down with my transmission jack. I'm so close. Thanks for your tip on removing the transfer case. I did one of these once before about 12 years ago but it was on a 77 Blazer and I don't remember having any question about seperating it. Maybe because its newer and looks intimidating. Anyway I'm off for the swivel socket. If you have any other advice about the cooling lines or anything else I would appreciate it. Bret
Do your self a favor and put a couple of the bottom nuts back on then remove the top one. Once you break it loose it should turn right off. The transfer case is going to try to rotate once you pull it off the trans so watch it.
The lines are straight forward, is there a question about them?
Let me know.....
For the flywheel bolts put a socket with a rachet on the harmonic balancer bolt and you can turn the crankshaft to the position required. I am not sure what you mean that there is a bracket around the bolt for the torque converter? Is this a washer that is bent?
You will have to remove the transfer case and set it on the ground then remove the transmission.
I got the accept and I thank you for that.
Let me know what bracket you are refering to
I am sure you will get it, let me know if you have further questions