If everything (trans, fluid, subframe, axles, suspension, hoses, etc.) is back together, it may be worth trying brute force to pull the slave line out of bell housing further. However, this may end up damaging nipple, having to replace entire pigtail, and removing everything again. Using a Dremel or other rotary tool, I'd try modifying a cheap pair of locking vise grip pliers so that the end of each jaw has a round ridge that fits around lock pin groove on slave nipple. Sounds like some of the plastic plug in bell housing might need to be removed with Dremel to give jaws enough room to reach groove. Would not recommend putting jaws on more accessible O-ring groove, because damage there might affect hydraulic fluid pressure seal. Once vise grip pliers is secured on lock ring slot, use two long flat bladed screwdrivers or pry bars simultaneously and equally on each jaw against bell housing to force nipple out of plastic plug in bell housing. Small blocks of wood might need to be added under screwdrivers to maintain leverage as nipple rises. A slide hammer might also work if you can attach it to vise grips without releasing the vise grip cam lock when struck. Good luck.
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- Desperate for help on reconnecting hydralic to tranny, adam leroy, Mon, 3 May 2010 11:31:14
- This is the best I can do, maybe too late?, SWEDECAR , Wed, 5 May 2010 13:32:42
- Re: Desperate for help on reconnecting hydralic to tranny, JoeR, Mon, 3 May 2010 12:58:02
- Re: Desperate for help on reconnecting hydralic to tranny, SWEDECAR , Mon, 3 May 2010 12:46:09
- Maybe O-ring is swollen or pipe too low, walt, Mon, 3 May 2010 12:39:41
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