Thank you for the picture, that really clears up everything I need to know. This reply of yours was extremely useful, having a visual is always the best thing. Alright, about to go get to work on this sucker. Hopefully, I'll get it out today and then get the new one started going in tomorrow. Been a lot of work, but it's pretty rewardingYou are correct, they LOOK attached but they are not. The engine, electric motor and transmission are all separate pieces. The electric motor bolts to the back of the engine, via a couple of bolts inside the bell housing, not visible. Then the transmission bolts up and the long bolts that hold the transmission in are long and go to the back of the engine sandwiching in the electric motor. One the long bolts are out and you have all the other thing disconnected the transmission come out independent of the electric motor and orange cables. View attachment 86120 Here is a picture from the bottom of the car with the transmission out.
We’ve had probably close to 100 Insight transmissions out at our shop.
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