Trying to remove the manual transmission from a 2004 EM2 Civic. Everything is loosened/undone and she should be ready to slide right off but it won't budge.
(Starter motor is removed, both central motor/transmission mounts and subframe are off, all 5 bolts that hold the transmission to the motor are out. Bottom brace and flywheel inspection cover are off. Transmission is out of the left side mount... I'm sure that is all there is.)
So how does one deal with a M/T transmission that won't come off without causing damage? Any specific spots that allow for safely prying (There's no gap yet to get anything in between and I see no leverage points anywhere) ? Perhaps some tips or tricks from a expierienced Honda tech for this model ?