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    Trans.Breaking Camaro

    My buddy has a 87 Camaro W/383 And T350 that has broken 3 Trans Bellhousings,The dial pins are the long ones so kinda eliminated that it has also broke the alt at the sametime??The only thing I can come up with is the Rearend has excessive movement causing so much pressure from the Torque arm to the trans causing it,Does that make sense or has someone else had the same experience? Thanx for looking

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    When I broke the bell housing on my camaro it turned out the drive shaft was to long and when the rear suspension squatted it was bottoming out into the rear of the transmission
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    That's a thought,I think he had to cut the Driveshaft, something to look at & Thanx for the reply

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    Make sure he checks it with the suspension "loaded"
    That was the problem with my car, the driveshaft was installed with the suspension hanging unloaded while on a hoist
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    When the driveshaft is unbolted from the caps you should be able to slide the driveshaft foward at least 1and a half inches. (rule of thumb) If you have plenty there look at your motor mounts? A lot of twisting of your powerplant can break your trans. Front motor plate is always a good idea. Been there, done that.

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    Check rear tranny mount.


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