Then I could not see why the linkage needs to be lowered if I had to mount the engine and gearbox back as a unit so I assembled it back. Why would this be necessary? Not enough space??
Correct. Not enough space for the bell housing to fit between the top of the transmission tunnel and the steering cross-link. But as mentioned, just disconnect the three bolts that attach the idler assembly on the passenger side and drop it as far down as possible. There will be enough room then.
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