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Why won't the transmission separate from the engine?

I am trying to remove the transmission from the block (out of the vehicle)and nothing I do seems to be working. I have tried several suggestions from mechanics I have spoken to and still no success! I'm stumped! Please help me solve this dilemma.

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    spikedude41 May 18, 2014

    Hi Mark, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Automatic or manual transmission? engine size?

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Double check there is one more bolt.

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