1989 Trooper R/S
Manual says to remove transmission before I remove engine. Why can't I just remove engine and leave transmission installed. 1985 trooper with 1.9 engine
I agree. Trans jack under the trans, and bring it down so it's all at an angle, makes removing the trans to engine bolts so much easier.nfpgasmask said:Why is it that everyone always wants to do it this way? Is it easier for some reason? I found dropping the tranny first is usually the way to go...
With the early model jackaroo "with the early light chassis" and I think the pre 1987 troopers would be the same you can't just "lower the back of the transmission" because the crossmember the transmission sits on is welded to the chassis rails making it part of the frame. To remove the transmission you have to take the cast iron drop box off the side of the gearbox and then with the crossmember the back of the gearbox sits on still in place move the box backwards while turning it almost 90 degrees to clear the bellhousing from the back of the engine, then after jacking the engine up as far as you can get it you move the transmission forward and under the rear of the engine to clear the back of the transmission out of the crossmember. You have to take the drop box casing off so the gearbox will fit between the crossmember and the floorpan of the vehicle. The only other option is to cut the crossmember with an oxy acetylene plant or some type of angle grinder, meaning you have to weld it back together or fabricate something so you can refit the gearbox to the car. Removing the transmission with the engine in place can be done, I have done it twice, but it is a "BRUTE" and I advise anyone doing this on a light framed vehicle to leave the gearbox in place as much as possible and take the engine out through the engine bay in the normal way. I forget whether I had to move the box back a little to get the extra clearance to dissengage the clutch input shaft from the back of the engine, but I remember having clearance problems when the sump moved forward and hit the axle assembly.Med!c said:I agree. Trans jack under the trans, and bring it down so it's all at an angle, makes removing the trans to engine bolts so much easier.nfpgasmask said:Why is it that everyone always wants to do it this way? Is it easier for some reason? I found dropping the tranny first is usually the way to go...