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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:32 AM
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BMW Z3 Transmission Removal Problem!

I am trying to remove my tranny so I can put my engine on a stand. I removed all the bolts but the transmission won't pull out, though it can rotate. Anybody have an explanation for this??
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:42 AM
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Could the transmission still be hanging on the engine's shaft? Might need to lift or jack on the transmission. I remember laying under my 2002, bench pressing the transmission to get it off, and then feeling its crushing weight on my chest.

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Old 03-23-2014, 10:54 AM
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The transmission is out with the engine, and it still stays on when I lift the engine up using a crane. I might have to wiggle it off. I don't know if that will work.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:47 AM
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Just keep pulling. You can also use a pry bar between the engine and transmission. Just be ready when it lets go. Really, it should be supported by a jack.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:03 PM
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The transmission is out with the engine, and it still stays on when I lift the engine up using a crane. I might have to wiggle it off. I don't know if that will work.
Lifting the engine then lifts the transmission, which is the same as the transmission hanging off the engine shaft. How about lowering the engine with transmission onto a support under the engine, then jacking under the transmission until it easily pulls off.

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Old 03-23-2014, 03:00 PM
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Problem solved. I wiggled it off.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:48 AM
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Might not wiggle back on so easily ;-) Might have to support the engine and then align the transmission with a jack to slide it on.
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Problem solved. I wiggled it off.
Just wondering what part are you working on the engine or the trans , and what engine you have and any problems ?
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