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GEARBOX REMOVAL hELP DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW IF THE CROSS MEMBER HAS TO COME OUT TO GET THE GEARBOX OUT?????

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Hi you need to remove x member, engine cradle,propshaft etc to remove gearbox just in the middle of doing one myself.

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