I have a 1989 1500 4x4. I need to change the trans. I don't want to mess
with the torsion bars. Can I remove the trans with the transfer case still
connected? Will everything clear and come out in one piece? Thanks in
It looks to me that I don't have enought room to pull the t-case back to
clear the gear shaft that comes out of the tranny with the cross member
for the torsion bars in the way. With the two connected it looks like I do
have enough room to clear the flywheel and drop the two tranny end first.
Keep in mind I have the short bed not the long bed.
3 things, pay attention, carefull attention.
see my first reply.
do it yer way, I don't really care.
I've pulled at least 40-50 of that type THIS YEAR.
not last year, or the last 5 years. This year.
so....please see #1.
~answering the questions asked...not the ones that aren't~
Ok Mr. Mouth. I saw your reply. I did it my way today. It came out in one
piece. In fact it came out real easy with the trans connected to the
t-case. The problem here is that you have been wrong for so long you
thought you were right. If you have an attitude towards people who post
wquestions because they want to make sure they do things without screwing
up, don't reply. If you can't be nice, don't speak. The world don't need
you. Thanks anyway for the reply and thanks to everyone else and also I am
sorry to everyone who had to read this idiots reply. To the moderator of
this group, thanks a bunch! It's a great group and I hope to learn more
from this group. thanks again.
There will always be someone to do it different just to be different
but the CORRECT way is to take it out in two pieces in that body style
to easy handling of unit and reduce strain on parts as well. THere is
a wrong way and a correctway to do it. How you choose to do it is up
to you. BTW, the GM approved way (and they built it) is removal in two
peices not one. On the assembly line it is set in in one peice,
before body is attached to chassis.
Ok, Snoman, Sorry if we got out on the wrong foot here. I appreciate this
reply being polite and not sarcasm. Humour me on this one. Now, I would
have rather have taken it out in two pieces. Tell me how it is done when
there is only 6 inches of room to slide the t-case back and the shaft from
the tranny is sticking into the t-case about 8 to 10 inches? Every trans
shop I called said the cross member that holds the torsion bars has to
come out. I live in the motor city. there is a lot of trans shops around
here and they all said the same thing. I have worked on a lot of trans
myself. But just not on a 4X4. I am just trying to learn something here.
If you have this knowledge then give it to me. That is what the message
group is for and that is all I want. You say you have done 40-50 this
year. Then you must be a trans tech at a shop or dealer. If they can come
out in two pieces then humour me and type it out step by step. Please and
Well, Eric, I would be glad to share my expierience with you. I will post a
step by step in the message group when I am done rebuilding the trans I am
putting in. I have good info on identifying the transmissions and more. I
will also email you with my personal email address so that when you do
your trans, you can contact me. I have an email that never changes. Thanks
for the reply you posted. You said things very correctly. I don't know why
this is guy is even in this group if he is going to be such an idiot to
other people. Because I am new he looks at me like I am below him. He was
a rookie too one day. He had to ask question too. We all put our pants on
the same way. Chat later. watch for my email.
I do not think you are below me. And....I do not apreciate your
I would be so shallow a being as to think you are without getting to
you a bit more.
and, as far as my have'n been a rookie........
well of course......
36 years ago.
after being told what an idiot I was for 5 or 10 years or so.......
I graduated and now am certifiable.
hopefully, one day, you too will be certifiable like me...
then you can offer up great advice from experience too.
~adds a few more mushrooms to the pot of boiling tea.....sips his
Once again the Mouth has spoken rudely. He thinks he is so smart and laughs
at me about the torsion bars. I guess I wasn't clear. Here is what I did.
I only took out the trans mount cross member. I didn't touch the torsion
bars so NO I won't be getting the truck aligned! I did drop the Y-pipe to
make the job easier. That is all I did. I left the t-case atatched and
dropped right out with no prob at all. So like I said, Mr. Mouth has been
doing wrong so long he thought he was right. Who looks like the idiot now.
Oh yeah here is another neat way to look at this. You have been doing
40-50 a year for years and never figured out how to do it this way and I
figured it out on my first job! Gee who is the smart one now? If I can
figure out how to that on my first try I wonder what i will be like when i
am an old fart like you. HA HA HA. Now lastly, if you don't care, why do
you reply? Why do you read the post? LOL I think you do care. LOL
Correct, you were not clear.
. Here is what I did.
Glad to here your way works for you.
(there will be a quiz at the end of this...)
I left the t-case atatched and
I find this to be a mistruth.
(how's that fer polite?)
So like I said, Mr. Mouth has been
To me.....it's still you.
Please read your own thread. I never stated that I did 40-50 a year for
As a matter of FACT......my post is quite to the contrary of that
However, to your credit, I too was once an idiot, for there was a time
like you, I was stupid enough to attempt it your way. But that was
35 years ago. lmao
Gee who is the smart one now? If I can
yep........and the world is flat. I know, I know.
Now lastly, if you don't care, why do
Because you asked.
Because you wanted me to.
Because you i like to relieve frustration by pok'n fun at ignorant
jest cuz I can, and you can't stop me!!!!!!!!!
you can try to......
but you can't.
(trust me...kill files don't work on me..lmao)
Why do you read the post?
Because....regardless of what you think, I don't care, but I love a
battle of wits.
It's not really my fault if you don't believe me when I give you
or that you don't particulerly care for the way I give it, or that you
able to discern between experienced oversight given with firm rule of
and out right bullheadedness.
LOL I think you do care. LOL
ok.....ok.....i will concede this one point. I care jest a little.
now........for that quiz i told you about............
how easy did that exhaust come off?
~still thinks yer an idiot.....as defined by mr webster~
Ok, I will answer the quiz in a minute. First, I am very open minded. My
problem is your sarcasm. I am new to this 4X4 stuff and don't need a guy
that is smart making me feel little. That is offensive. I had ideas and
was looking for answers. All you gave was short little "No it will not",
"no it will not", And "Then take the cab off!" You never told me why I
should do it that way. You were hell bent on or should I say bullheaded
about doing it your way and not being questioned about it. I was just
asking questions man. That's all. You didn't answer them with the info to
back them up. Again I wasn't clear on the reply about your past years. Yes
you said that you did 40-50 this year alone not counting what you have
done beyond that. Now I notice all your responses to my last message are
all just hurt boy digs. I think that is kinda funny myself. Now, about the
y-pipe. It came off just as I expected it to. All 6 studs broke off. I
know that's what you want to hear. BUT, I grabbed my drill and drilled out
the studs in the manifold and I have 6 new nut and bolts to put back in. I
have already been down that road with my 89 Iroc.
No...you are wrong. I was expecting you to lie like "most" of the
however, you have shown great character in telling the truth.
next time, if you want an answer, ask the question.
if you want to know why now.....
yer still gonna have to ask.
however, I'm think'n maybe........
you know why I do it my way now. lmao
~pours you some shroomjuice...thinks you need it worst than he does~
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