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Old 03-30-2012, 01:52 PM
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help with 5 speed install

i had to pull the zf-5 trans from my 94 f350 cc dually to replace the throw out bearing, it blew up last week.. i got everything ready to go back together but cant get the trans bell housing to clear between the truck floor and engine.. im doing it all on the floor of my garage with a motorcycle jack.. it is like i need the engine to lean back more(it is just laying back on the motor mounts rite now), or i need to lift the body up for clearance..i have read it isn't hard to change the trans, but i don't know how i got it out, it sure don't fit going back in too well.. what am i doing wrong?? is there some tricks i don't know about??

i tried knocking the floor weld up with a sledge hammer,it didn't do much good. i just need a few inches for the main shaft to slip in to the clutch and the bell housing to move forward past the firewall/floor weld

i am going to go back out and try some more.. i would appreciate any comments because im sure i will be back in here for tips before i get it done.. thanks..

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:54 PM
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On my SD I gotta go in then up in then up in then up quite a few times to get the input shaft in
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put a jack on the crank and lift the front of the motor up
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i got it done.. the engine was leaning forwards, every trans i have ever done, when you dont support the engine, it leans way back, this one was the opposite, a powerstroke must be front heavy because i jacked the front up, and had 4-5 inches to clear the floor pan. i hope i never have to do that again.. while i had the trans out, i took the case off and resealed the nosecone..it was full of some 90w sludge, no wonder it was so hard to shift till it got hot.. put atf mercon 5 in and now i can shift with two fingers
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