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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Middle of clutch install, how does the top right front bellhousing bolt come out??? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; be sure to remove the starter, it makes it a lot easier to get the bellhousing out. You shouldn't need ...
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    Dan_Gurney is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Middle of clutch install, how does the top right front bellhousing bolt come out?

    be sure to remove the starter, it makes it a lot easier to get the bellhousing out.

    You shouldn't need to move the motor any, either a combination of swivel sockets and extensions or a normal wrench should work. I didn't need to do anything besides that to get mine out.

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    Re: Middle of clutch install, how does the top right front bellhousing bolt come out?

    stuby gear wrenchs make all the difference especially for that bolt, also starter shouldn't need to come out, for mine violently wiggling the bellhousing got it out. Once you get rid of the dual mass it's a lot easier to remove/install.

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    Maybe I'm lucky, but my bellhousing came right out.

    Here's how to do it:
    -let engine hang, don't support the oil pan
    -use a pry bar or long screw driver to tuck all the wire looms back and BEHIND THE MOUNTING TABS
    -turn the housing clockwise just far enough to get the next mounting tab at 12 o'clock. The tabs are what hold things up so getting thus tab at the top clears stuff up and clears the starter at the same time.
    -pull down slightly on the cats and watch the bellhousing fall out.


    Maybe i should clarify, the bellhousing came right out after 30 min of fighting those damn alignment pins

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    Re: Middle of clutch install, how does the top right front bellhousing bolt come out?

    This is a good point, has anyone ever tried loosening the subframe bolts and lowering the motor a couple inches?

    I remember running into the problem of a chunk of wiring harness that kept getting trapped between the bellhousing and motor when trying to reinstall everything. Then it wouldn't line up, then I had to tilt the motor while trying to bench press the transmission back in place.

    What a damn nightmare.

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    Re: Middle of clutch install, how does the top right front bellhousing bolt come out?

    Quote Originally Posted by CadzillaTN View Post
    Stock clutch in there?

    Have fun getting the bell out... Turn, yank, turn, cuss, yank, yank, cuss, cuss more, tell wife everything is ok, cuss, yank turn, un-jam, turn, flip out.
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    x2. One of the more frustrating pieces of any car project I've had.

    Hammar
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