This car.... Unscrewing pretty much anything from the bottom of my '01 P71 borders on #$!@ing impossible. Seriously I'm almost at the point where I would call up AAMCO and just ask how much they would want to remove the rest of this transmission.
So here is where I am: I got two torque converter nuts off, but the other two were pretty badly rounded before I even started! Did a previous mechanic put stripped nuts back on the flywheel when he changed the starter or something?! Seriously. I haven't been able to get those two round nuts off the TC.
My exhaust is rusted fast and has been soaking in PB Blaster all winter long. I mean, sitting all winter long, and I've sprayed penetrant on it regularly all winter long. Still, nothing will move and I can't seem to make enough space to get tools in just to break it!
So since the exhaust is still attached I can't reach the bolts on the driver side to get the trans off. I thought I'd just remove an O2 sensor so maybe I could fit a tool up there and even it won't budge a nanometer.
The starter side... Should I even begin to describe my pain with that? The exhaust is just as rusted together on that side and it is tight when everything is out of the way!
Am I going to have to cut through these exhaust pipes and pull the motor to get all of this out? Should I just stick a piece of dynamite in the tailpipe and call the time of death? How did Locke's father get to the island? I need answers!