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How Many Bellhousing Bolts!!

Im takin my tranny out to fix my clutch and i cant get it to drop. How many bellhousing bolts are there? i got five out. two on the drivers side, one pain in the *** one on top and two on the other side. Help please! 1997 stroker.

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not sure on the obs with a manual trans but i know on my 7.3 with an auto its got 6bolts 3 on each side and 2 dowl pins one on each side.

your going to need a long extension and a universal joint to get to the top two bolts

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6 of 'em. I had to get the top two from the engine bay with a 3/4" box end wrench.

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What he said ^^

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How many Bellhousing bolts!!

So you got to the top 2 from the engine compartment? You didn't have to remove any of the exhaust? I am getting ready to do mine and I see the five. The one on the top right must be hidden very well.
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A little trick i learned along the way... Remove the cross member first, this will drop the transmission down giving you a great view of the top 2 bolts on the bell housing. Remove these 2, then reinstall the cross member with only 1 bolt. Remove the remaining 4 bolts, remove the cross member and slide her on out... Works like a charm!!!!

Removing the DP and exhaust will help with removal, but not needed.

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A little trick i learned along the way... Remove the cross member first, this will drop the transmission down giving you a great view of the top 2 bolts on the bell housing. Remove these 2, then reinstall the cross member with only 1 bolt. Remove the remaining 4 bolts, remove the cross member and slide her on out... Works like a charm!!!!

Removing the DP and exhaust will help with removal, but not needed.
NY_ How much can you really drop it down. The engine will be at somewhat of an angle too. I didn't think the engine would move. I like the idea though. I am in my shop working now. I just got the driveshafts loose and going for the starter.....
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Trust me it will work... Done it more times than i like to count... You will still need some long extensions and a swivel... Good luck man!!!

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Trust me it will work... Done it more times than i like to count... You will still need some long extensions and a swivel... Good luck man!!!
NY_ Thanks for the info. I will get to that point tomorrow nite.... You are in Corning I see. My wife and I lived in Rochester for about 12 years. We are now in living in Las Vegas. I will never go back East to the cold winters. We have been here for 3 years and love it.
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Trust me it will work... Done it more times than i like to count... You will still need some long extensions and a swivel... Good luck man!!!
Dropping the back of the tranny a bit does the job. THANKS!
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