View Full Version : 1996 Audi A4 Aligning New Engine with Transmission HELP!!!

02-19-2009, 09:53 PM
I am replacing the 2.8 12v engine in my 96 audi a4 and I am having a horrible time aligning the manual trans and motor back up. Is there a trick to getting these to snap back together. It looks as if the splines may have lines up a few times but I am not 100% sure. Even when I think they do there is still an 3/4 inch gap aroun the the tranny and engine. Any help would be great!

02-19-2009, 10:56 PM
You gotta start a few bolts and tighten them down evenly. just make sure you dont pinch any wires

02-20-2009, 03:09 PM
do you have and are you using an alignment tool? everything clean? trans loose or is the engine loose? (which are you trying to put onto the other?) I find that if both are loose and you can use a couple pry bars to move engine and the transmission, it's usually easier to get it in there. when you have it aligned right it will go in fairly easily.

02-21-2009, 01:24 AM
i always put the transmission on the engine and then put both into the car, makes it alot easier. i would atleast loosen up the trans as said and drop it a little on a floor jack. that will give you some more room to get in there and bolt everything back up and then jack it all into place.