How to remove bellhousing bolts, help!


Old 11-08-11, 05:58 PM
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How to remove bellhousing bolts, help!

I have a 2002 Ford F-350 with a 5.4 motor. I'm ready to pull the engine but can't get to the 2 top bellhousing bolts. Does anyone know of any tricks or an easy way to get to these top bolts, do I need a special tool?
Also there is a cross member right in front of the oil pan, can this engine be pulled with the oil pan on? I'm only pulling the motor and not the transmission. Any help would be great, thanks......
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Old 11-09-11, 07:08 AM
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Sometimes it's easier to pull the trans w/ the engine, especially when reattaching trans to engine. Try putting two bolts back in the sides, remove the rear crossmember, lower trans and remove two top bolts. Then raise trans up and reinstall rear crossmember.
Old 11-09-11, 03:12 PM
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I'll have to agree with mla2ofus. Pulling the "unit" is much easier. To get to those top two bolts, you need wobble socket, wobble extensions (long ones), magnetic insert for the socket, a mirror, light and very good dexterity to pull it off.
Old 11-16-11, 07:49 PM
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ok, thanks for the help....

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