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Getting auto trany out

How do I get to the top bolts and get the trany back far enuf

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To pull the top transmision bolts you need about 3 feet of extentions so your ratchet is backat the tail stock of the transmision. or drop the trans mount and allow the trans to lowwer to the ground . you may want to remove the fan so it does not hit the radiator. as well as use a floor jack to lower the trans. good luck

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