Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: central NY USA
Car: 2003 LLBean H6 Outback
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Missing bellhousing bolts- important?
It seems the dealer was not quite honest with me on the service history of my LL bean, purchased from the dealer with 55k on it.
It is missing 2 bellhousing bolts, and the torque converter bolt access plug on top of the engine.
There was certainly nothing in the service history indicating the trans was ever out, or disconnected. The car only had 55k on it when I bought it.
The 2 missing bolts are 2 of the ones (the only 2?) that are used on the H6, but not on the H4. They are the one right below the starter, and all the way on top of the bellhousing.
Now, I say to myself that these aren't critical, after all I drove 150,000 miles without a problem, but then again, I did have problem with the front pinion bearing (the reason for the trans swap).
I have a hard time believing these 2 missing bolts caused the trans housing to flex enough to stress a bearing, though.