- Oct 21, 2019
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- Ford Ranger 3.0
Literally in the process of dropping my transmission. We've had a hell of a time getting those bolts out. We finally got them out yesterday. What we did was use liquid wrench, and a mix of 50/50 ATF/Acetone to soak the bolts for an hour or so. Then we used a 1000 f/p impact with extensions and swivelsGurus -
I have a 96 Ranger 4x4 v6 4l, with the M50D 5 speed. I am getting close to dropping the transmission (exhaust removed, drive lines removed, shifter etc). Any tips on accessing the two bolts on the top of the bellhousing? So far every bolt that I removed has required a LOT of heat to get it to free along with a prayer of 'please, please, please don't snap'. The last thing I want to do is snap a bolt and have to extract, which I suspect would involve pulling the engine.
This can't be a unique problem. Looking for advice good or bad.