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I've pulled my tranny out to change the clutch and slave cylinder. I'm just having a hard time getting the tranny back in place. Any tips for me? I got a transmission jack but there isn't much space for me to work with when I try to lift it in place. I tried benching it into place and got pretty close but it's too much for me.

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I either drop the subframe or get my son to bench it up in there.
 

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It's a pain to get the splines lined up with the flywheel sometimes. If you can get it close, thread in a couple of bolts on the housing and loosely push in an axle and turn it. That should rotate the splines on the input shaft and push the transmission in the rest of the way.

I've done it with a jack while balancing it and another time with a cherry picker with a chain rigged through available bolts.
 

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I don't think I've dropped the subframe. I'm gonna do that and see what happens. Thanks!
 

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Pretty easy imho. Wheels straight ahead, remove steering shaft bolt inside the car. Disconnect the 2 power steering lines. Disconnect lower balljoint and the lower sway bar end links. Unbolt the subframe and lower. Make alignment marks with a felt tipped pen. Good time to r&r your sway bar bushings and the steering rack bushings.
 

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I've not had an issue on realignment on installation. The subframe wants to go back where it was. Finger tighten the bolts and bump it with a hammer if necessary. Although the bolts are listed as one time use I've reused them with no issues.
 
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