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T56 Installation Problem

This is a discussion on T56 Installation Problem within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm in the middle of reinstalling my T56 back into my car after rebuilding it and replacing the clutch, and ...

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    I'm in the middle of reinstalling my T56 back into my car after rebuilding it and replacing the clutch, and I'm having an issue that I can't figure out.

    I can lift the trans up and into the clutch splines and slide it in, but when the trans is about 1/2" from the bellhousing, it just stops and won't go in any more. I've tried taking in and out about 5 times, I've tries grinding the alignment dowels to a taper on the edge, I just don't know whats holding it from going all the way in.

    Is it possible that the pilot bearing isn't in far enough?? I installed it flush with the crank, do LS motors need the pilot recessed further into the crank for some reason??

    Help is much appreciated!!
    1998 Trans Am WS6 SGM
    Lid, Pro 5.0, WS6 Short Stick, LS7 Clutch, TB Bypass, Detroit TrueTrac, Poly Mounts, Bilstein Shocks, LS6 Intake, SFCs, CTS-V Brake Upgrade, STB, Nitto 555's. SS Longtube Headers and True Duals w/ H pipe and Magnaflows. Tuned by Harris Speed Works. 341.4WHP/346.1 lb/ft.

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    you know...i remember reading a thread just like this not too long ago on this board. but i forgot the solution. but there's a thread just like this.

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