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Old 01-02-2011, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Ebonix View Post
...I will point out that most people FAILED to explain in this and other forums when changing a guibo, is that when removing all bolts and brackets, EVERYONE who wrote about their repairs in the forums failed to let us know that the gearbox is tail end heavy and will drop at least a good 5 - 10" SUDDENLY when the last bolt has been removed, ask me how i know, the back end of the gearbox suddenly gave way and just missed my head anyways i quickly borrowed the scissor lift jack out of the other vehicle and using a few blocks of wood helped secure the gearbox back into place...a crude but an effective manner
Excellent pics....but:

- Any time you replace the Trans Support Bracket, always support it with a jack/wood combo as you said, however.....

- The reason your Transmission dropping down is because you removed the Transmission Support Bracket, which you did NOT have to do:

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