AO Gold Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Two top bolts on gearbox, one front and one rear above starter motor, remove starter motor, this can be done from above but is awkard as the awkard nut is below starter motor. (2xbolts on starter motor). Remove bottom bolts on gearbox. Remove bottom bolt on gearbox mount (passenger wheel arch) Disconnect gearselector rods rods (3) Unbolt earth strap, disconnect slave cylinder and undo front electrical connection and rear electrical connection. Then get below car and undo rear engine mount. Then remove drive shaft from gearbox on passenger side. Position car jack below gearbox with a block of some kind and wiggle the box to the right and it should come free after you fill the swear jar. I found wiggle and drop to be the best way to free from engine ie twist down and wiggle and it should pop free altough a bit of soft wood wedge in any gap you see develop between gearbox and engine did help me to sep the box from the engine.