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If you are removing the transmission this is how to do it. First put the two side bolts back in the transmission. Now if you have the crossmember out lower the trans as far as it will go. Now find the longest 3/8 extension and use the extension and a universal joint and a 13mm short socket and it will get the bolt out no problem. Dropping the trans first gives you the room to get the socket on it. You have to feel for it as you probably won't be able to see it.
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I've done this but the transmission does not drop low enough to get a universal on with out being almost at a 90 degree angle
Do you have any impact style universals. This is what I use but most diy people don't have them. These are a ball and socket style. If you can't get it this way then jack the trans up as high as possible and get the bolts from up top. A little harder but if you have a ratchet wrench you can do it this way also.
no impact style tried from top to close quarters what is holding the engine from lowering down are the mounts holding it even with the tranny jack off it still doesn't move
Have you removed the exhaust?
Check and see if the cooling fan is hitting the shroud. You may need to take the shroud bolts loose so the engine can tilt a little more. Also check if the back of the intake is hitting the firewall. If so this would cause it to only go back so far. Sorry, but when I do these I use a snap-on 3/8 drive 13mm impact swivel socket with a 3 foot extension. You can get right to it with that.
fan is still clear and its not hitting the firewall I'll see if I can get someone up top to try and force the socket up on the bolt . ive been trying 30" of extension I will go by a impact style socket and see if helps. Thank you for trying to Help. Removed many a tranny and never had this problem before.
Like I said, 13mm impact swivel and this will solve your problem. Use this and go directly over the top of the transmission and they will come right out.