I cant get my transmission to drop!

Christian Justiniano

Asked by Jan 19, 2015 at 10:57 PM about the 1996 Ford F-150 XLT SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Trying to drop my transmission in 96 ford f150 4.9 , 5 speed manual transmission. I have
removed the starter, drained the transmission disconnected the slave cylinder line,
removed the cross member , removed the drive shaft all the bolts in bell housing and
transmission still wont drop! What an I missing please help!

2 Answers


have you disconnected the through out bearing from the pressure plate?

Christian Justiniano

I figured it out, I had one of my floor jacks supporting the tail end of transmission. After a buddy came over he told me to remove the jack From tail end and let it hang . Cause it was applying pressure and not letting the transmission separate . Once I removed the rear jack and only the one jack under bell housing and the transmission slid off . I was able to lower the jack and transmission. Truck is back on road, thanks for response .

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