First I would have to know what trans you have. This is the normal way. The only thing different would be how the filter goes in.
First raise the car and make it secure like on stands or a couple of tires an rims just in case! The trans pan is on the bottom of the trans. It will have ALOT of 10 mm bolts. I would recommend starting at the lowest bolts. The ones toward the rear of the pan. Take them out one at a time working back toward the front on both sides. Once you have the four left at the front, if the trans pan hasn't come down yet take a flat screwdriver and gently pry the pan down from the back. Watch out for the fluid as it will get all over the place! HAVE RAGS HANDY! Once the pan has drained and isnt running out anymore take the rest of the bolts out and lower the pan.
Now depending on what trans you have (overdrive, or 3 speed) the filter should come straight down out of the valvebody. Make sure that the meatl or plastic end is on the filter. If not you have to get that out with hooked puller or bent ice pick. The install is easy. Make sure that the filter is all the way in and that it is flush. Put the gasket on the pan after the pan is cleaned. I would use a smal amount of blue RTV gasket maker to hold it in place. Hold pan up and start two bolts and once its held up there by the bolts start the rest. Tighten finger tight at first and then tighten till they are tight. This means once the gasket seems to flatten that is tight enough. Tighten all the same and star by putting 5 quarts of mercron III trans fluid in. Start car and let idle in nuetral for thirty seconds and hold brake and go from R to D three times. Put in park and ckeck fluid. Top off till full. I would put a TSP of brake fluid in it too.
If you dont feel right doing it carry it to a professional. I hope this helps.
Thursday, December 10th, 2009 AT 6:44 PM