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Old September 14th, 2009, 18:01
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Is this supposed to be this way...?

This is between the engine (or oil pan) and transmission. My transfer case split on the highway the other day and I'm worried that because of that my engine had separated from my trans as well... I can see the metal disc or band or whatever it is spinning when the engine is running. I'm assuming there isn't supposed to be a gap here...?

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Old September 14th, 2009, 18:04
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

kinda hard to tell from the pics-- see if you can make them a little larger (just kidding)

see if you can move back a little and get more of the mounting surface in the picture-- the spot you're showing is less important than the actual mounting surfaces around the belhousing.

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Old September 14th, 2009, 18:31
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

well is this what yours looks like?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 18:51
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

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Old September 14th, 2009, 18:52
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

well as best I can recall it looks about the same, but since the only thing you're showing is the rear of the oil pan and an inspection plate, I don't know that I've studied it in very much depth.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 18:54
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

you don't see the gap in between with the metal band showing? I figured the trans should be COMPLETELY mated to the engine without any gap and moving parts showing...
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Old September 14th, 2009, 18:56
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the back end of the oil pan and the front of the transmission.. I don't know what seeing other parts would help you identify...
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Old September 14th, 2009, 19:05
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

what you're showing is the back of the oil pan and it's junction with the inspection plate (which is mounted to the transmission)

That union is less important (since the plate can move or be bent without altering the location of the transmission) than the mounting surface between the engine and the transmission.

I'm not asking to see "other parts" as much as asking to see the mounting surface to determine if you should have reason for concern.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 19:07
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

Ok. Well it's pitch black out, so tomorrow I will take more pictures. Do you think this could have separated because my buddy and I dropped the trans slightly to try to swap my transfer case.?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 19:14
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

assuming you just dropped the trans. mount and lowered the engine and trans as a assembly, you shouldn't have seen any movement there. Movement there would indicate looseness between the engine and transmission.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 19:16
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Re: Is this supposed to be this way...?

Thank you.. Makes me feel better about the situation.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 19:22
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no worries
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