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Hi,Is this a manual transmission?Are you only able to move the transmission a short distance from the engine?
YES AND YES
You haven't pried too hard on it yet have you?
Hopefully not too much damage was done here... if you pried real hard you are probably going to need to replace the pressure plate here......
The way this clutch works is it is a pull-type clutch as opposed to a standard push clutch
O NOT THAT HARD
Because of this, the pressure plate needs to be pulled away at to release the clutch, as opposed to a push style where pressure is pushed onto inverted springs
The way this pulling is done is the throwout bearing is engaged to the pressure plate; this is what is holding the two together right now
In order to separate the transmission, we need to release the throwout bearing from the pressure plate
So the first thing you are going to want to do is bolt the engine and transmission back together (just one bolt is sufficient, we just want them flush together.
Then position the engine/transmission so that the front of the transmission is facing upwards a bit (rock it back toward the rear cylinder head) We need to do this since it is on the ground and you can not work from 'below' the vehicle
on the front (radiator) side of the transmission, there will be a rubber plug, about 2" diameter, you need to remove this plug by prying it out
Using a flashlight, look into the hole and you should see the throwout bearing where it meets the pressure plate. We are going to need to slide a long flat head screwdriver in there in between these spots
Give me just a moment I believe I have a diagram of this
Ah, even better, it has the procedure to release it on there too, just a second
Once the bearing releases (it will be obvious as the fork will spring forward when it releases) you can then unbolt the transmission and they will separate
?I HAVE THE ENGINE /TRANSMISSION HANGING FROM AN ENGINE HOIST
No problem, that will work fine too, you just may need a helper to hold it steady while you pop the bearing loose
Now be aware that the more prying that is done on it, the more often the retaining ring jams up and it may be more difficult than normal to remove
As long as you didn't go animal on it you should still be able to reuse the plate and bearing though. Just inspect the wire ring on the pressure plate for kinks/damage... if anything looks out of place, replace the pressure plate or bearing as needed
OK I WILL DO IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INFO.
No problem at all!