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1994 explorer manual transmission install

I'm having a problem clearing the bell housing between the front suspension cross member and body.Is there a best position for the the transmission to be in for it to go forwards?

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  • bradybusch Nov 26, 2008

    No, that is removed.I meant the cross member that is just under the y-pipe,about six inches in back of the motor.I am also using a motorcycle jack that I modified by attaching a box made of two by fours to make a cradle.I'm thinking of renting a tranny jack,maybe that will help.Thanks
    PS The Y-pipe is disconnected and loose,but still in place.


  • bradybusch Dec 03, 2008

    Hey thanks,
    I was able to get it in by turning it about 1/4,so that the top was pointed towards the passenger side.


  • jason May 11, 2010

    do you mean the trans cross member?

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It is a pain in the ****, the best thing to do is take a hammer and flatten out the body seam in the trans tunnel, it will go in then but its still kind of a pain, the best position for the trans is to go in kind of sideways and with the back angled up a little, hope this helps

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