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replacing an auto trans
Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:46 PM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:02 PM
The biggest pain is making sure the torque converter & shaft gets seated properly in the oil pump.
You should use dextron III ATF fluid....any dex III fluid should work.
Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:15 AM
if you don't have an engine lift, drop it on an old sheet or piece of carpet. slide it out from under the car. like he just said, make sure you seat the last 1/4" of the torque converter. it's tricky to get in place, have to keep turning and trying to seat it, just a little patience. it's hard to tell and if you try to bolt it up without seating it all the way you'll break stuff.
with two jacks you can install a new one yourself, i've done it from under the car.
if you have an engine lift you can definitely do it yourself really easy, pull the motor and trans as a unit together. swap trans, reinstall both as a unit.
Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:32 AM
BEFORE you all jump down my throat (easy i have a bad back) this is just my opinion.
Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:31 AM
Posted 10 December 2005 - 02:00 PM
The auto trans is heavier than it looks. I didn't have anyone to help me so I spent $50 on a Harbor Frieght scissor lift transmission jack and it was well worth it. The jack made lifting and moving the trans easy. It's gets a bit wiggly when the trans is jacked way up high, but that helps weasle it into position to mate with the engine. To drop the trans out the bottom, the car needs to be up kind of high. I used four 6-ton jackstands. When you seperate the trans from the engine, use some wire or something to retain the torque converter to the trans so you don't drop it. Remove the pitch stopper and tilt the engine backward. I guess that's all the tips I can think of for now.
But in answering your question, it's really not hard, just more of a hassle...remove axles, driveline, exhaust, etc. Basically took me half a weekend.
Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:38 AM
Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:51 AM
Posted 13 December 2005 - 09:58 AM
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