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Pulling Motor, Stuck Guibo


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Hey all,

I'm pulling my motor and transmission together out of my 76 02 and I'm stuck. Everything is preped, disconected and ready togo except my guibo. I cant for the life of me get the bolts to break loose so I can pull everything! Is there an alternative to this method where I can disconect from the drive shaft and still pull the motor and transmission out as a combo? Thanks in advance for everyones words of wisdom!


1976 Sierra Brown 2002

VIN 2375253

Second Owner

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Guest Anonymous

you can hold the nut or bolt head nearest the tranny with a wrench (the bent one in your car tool kit) and then get a socket with a long breaker bar on the rear side and break them loose.

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What Bill said. Or a pipe (and safety glasses on your eyes)

on the wrench nearest you...

They can be pretty tight.

You CAN cut the rubber webbing on the guibo, but that would be

a lot harder than getting the 4 easiest bolts loose, I think.


"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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If removing the guibo with the trans in the car is posing serious challenges, you can remove the 4 bolts connecting the driveshaft to the differential, the 2 bolts connecting the center bearing to the tunnel, and the two bolts connecting the transmission support to the tunnel. At that point, you should be able to pull the motor out with the trans and driveshaft attached.

Warning: you've got to be careful or you'll bang up your car when you pull the motor out with such a long tail wagging behind it. If this worries you, I suggest you lift the body off of the front subframe. You can then drag the entire drivetrain out from under the car, fully connected. I've done it this way a half dozen times with good success.


'76 2002 "Verona" / '12 Fiat 500 Sport "Latte" / '21 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road Prem “The Truck”


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sometimes the bolts hang on the metal webbing of the guibo which makes them particularly hard to remove. first a liberal application of pb blaster or equivalent. next take two large hose clamps and make a clamp large enough to go around the guibo and tighten enough to remove the outward pressure on the bolts. you only need to remove 4 to remove the trans but while you in there loosen the other 4 while you have something to hold the drive shaft up and also to keep it from moving around. good luck

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