Step 1. Get a copy of the manufacturer's service manual.
Step 2. Read through the 6 pages of instructions with drawings.
Step 3. Take it to a repair shop.
If you haven't figured it out from my sarcasm, this is a really huge job, and it's almost impossible without having the car on a hoist. With a hoist, a transmission jack, all the right tools, AND previous experience, this would take a mechanic all day. Both half shafts have to come out. That means using a really long pry bar to take the two lower ball joints apart. The front of the car has to be up pretty high on jack stands to do that.
Your mechanic will also use a special pump to flush the transmission cooler before connecting it to the new or repaired transmission. A lot of replacement transmission failures are caused by debris left in the cooler from the failed transmission.
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 AT 3:19 PM