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Old 04-03-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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y doesn't the tranny go all the way?

I am putting my tranny back onto the engine and it wont go all the way to the back of the engine, its about a few cm's away...wtf?
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:37 PM   #2
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did you check if the torque converter is properly seated in your tranny, that is most likely your problem
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:32 AM   #3
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he wouldnt have a torque converter ..he doesnt have a automatic
is that the 325 tranny on the m3 motor ?
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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The motor and tranny need to be lined up 100% true. If not, your gonna struggle for a while. Try wiggling it back and fourth, as well as up and down, until they line up. After that, it should slip in nicely.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:08 AM   #5
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did you remember that metal plate (forget the actual name) its suppose to be on and has to be on perfect.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:30 AM   #6
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hahahaha, i don't mean to laugh, but i remember the frustraion i went through with the same problem!


First off, did you use a clutch alignment tool to line everything up? If not, use that first, that'll line up everything in the tranny. If its only a few cm away then (like mentioned above) you just have to wiggle it around till it lines up. This is a PAIN IN THE ASSS!!
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:37 AM   #7
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could be the release bearing ?
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:20 AM   #8
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could be the release bearing ?
Nope ... as stated above, it's a clutch alignment issue. The clutch MUST be centered perfectly, or it won't go. The friction on the clutch from the pressure plate will NOT allow it to move at all, so if you're out by more than even a hair, you're going to have to loosen the PP bolts, and try aligning it again. Did you try mating it with the PP just lightly tightend first, as I suggested in the other post?

Also, there is a dowel near the starter ... make sure this lines up correctly with the hole in the block or tranny (depending where you put the dowel) Might want to polish that dowel a bit as well since it can get a bit dirty and won't go in nicely.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:35 PM   #9
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And to add to ScotcH, since the clutch is not properly aligned, the transmission input shaft cannot engage the pilot bearring. Hence, the 2-3cm gap you are seeing. Get a clutch alignment tool from Canadian Tire.

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Nope ... as stated above, it's a clutch alignment issue. The clutch MUST be centered perfectly, or it won't go. The friction on the clutch from the pressure plate will NOT allow it to move at all, so if you're out by more than even a hair, you're going to have to loosen the PP bolts, and try aligning it again. Did you try mating it with the PP just lightly tightend first, as I suggested in the other post?

Also, there is a dowel near the starter ... make sure this lines up correctly with the hole in the block or tranny (depending where you put the dowel) Might want to polish that dowel a bit as well since it can get a bit dirty and won't go in nicely.
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:46 PM   #10
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Thanx for all the help guys, went back into the garage after having a shake, and took out the slave cylinder got a tie to hold the everything inside back, (big bar thing behind the bearing) don't know the proper term for it, then used the clutch alignment tool to check the disc inside, everything was lined up, and then round two started, I must of wiggled it for about 10min straight, then as I gave up it slide in soooooooooooo easily without much force (at this point I had none left n e ways) all in all for anybody tryin to learn from all the good advice and my experience from all this - make sure ur ****in shit is lined up! and ur bearing and (big bar/plate wtf is that thing called???LOL) is all the way back. I want to thank everybody again for all ur help, I am currently now struggling with bypassing the steering column as I am tryin to get the motor and tranny back in :-(
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:48 PM   #11
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P.S. Does anyone know someone who has a 93-95 obd1 vanos ecu and harness? It's the only thin I now need to complete the m3 obd1 conversion, Thanks for any help/direction!
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