kmills1 Posted October 11, 2017 Share Posted October 11, 2017 I'd like to begin by stating that it wasn't me who dropped one of those 12mm bolts down the rabbit hole ( the spot where you remove the 4-12mm bolts that hold the flywheel to the torque converter). I just installed this engine to replace a high mile oil sucking engine. I purchased it from ___ (3 initials). When I got the engine the wiring harness had been cut in some pretty odd places so I ended up using my old one. This should have been a tip off. I have had this running for the past few days and every now and then I would hear some noise that shouldn't be there. I looked everywhere for the source of it, to no avail. Today I got under the car to replace a bad ground strap. As I was under there I stated to look around to see if there was anything out of order. I finally saw the bolt between the crankshaft position sensor plate and the CVT drive plate. There is no way to get the bolt out from the bottom. After a lot of thought I decided the only way was to get it out the same way it came in, through the rabbit hole. I made a tool out of a heavy gauge copper ground wire. A measly 1.5 hours later I had it out. Did I mention I have infinite patience? I guess the moral of the story is "always check to see if there are any bolts hiding in places they shouldn't be, before you put the engine in!" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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