Drop exhaust would be next I assume
Do I HAVE to loosen/remove the tranny-to-body bracket? or can I just start unbolting the rear section of tranny?
what you HAVE to do is remove the rear extension housing on the rear of the trans.
if you can without moving the exhaust, have at it.
lowering the back end of the trans makes it easier to reach the top bolts.
one wire on the rear housing, remove the bolt and the speed sensor, passenger side, and let it hang.
the o2 sensor wire will probably free up when you remove the bolt on the corner with the keeper.
When bolts are out....how to break it free??
It's filled with fluid?
start with a putty knife, then a thin blade screwdriver.
eventually it will break the seal.
and it is full of fluid.
when you pull the drive shaft and lower the trans, fluid will likely pour out of the output shaft opening.
be gentle with the trans end of the drive shaft. you do not want to damage the out shaft seal.
you might drain the trans pan as well, before you lower the rump roast end, and then catch the extra out of the rear.
if you catch it all and measure that amount, you will know how much to add back.
reading the dip stick can be a b1tch.
Once off....does Duty C just have 2 bolts to remove?
Then attach new one with the "2 gaskets" (can you explain about the 2 gaskets? or will it be obvious once I get there?)
just 2 bolts and the wire connector.
the duty c sits on top of the valve body.
the last one i bought came as an assembly, but without the needed gaskets.
one gasket goes between the trans case and the valve body, the other between the valve body and the duty c.
no sealant needed, just paper gaskets.
what about getting the end back on the tranny? any tricks or possible problems (I WILL BE ON MY BACK---sigh)
What seals the casing to the tranny? gasket...sealer?
seal the housing back onto the trans with RTV ultra gray.
there is a paper gasket out there, but mine did not have one when disassembled, so i used the RTV.
DO NOT pinch the wire when mounting the rear housing.
i have only heard of this happening once, but......
the clutch discs and spacers in the drum should be held in place with some tension and should not move.
but if the do, just make sure all the teeth are lined up so the drum on the trans will slide into the drum on the rear housing, or vice versa.
Edited by johnceggleston, 26 August 2013 - 03:28 PM.