1987 Chevrolet Nova



March, 25, 2008 AT 2:06 PM

Transmission problem
1987 Chevy Nova 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles

How do you remove the transmission from an 87 Nova? Does the engine need to come out?

1 Answer



March, 31, 2008 AT 6:47 AM

No, generally you suspend the engine on a support fixture, remove axles, mounts, any wiring to the transmission, cables, torque converter bolts, housing bolts etc. And remove the transmission from the side.

Having said all that, I like to remove the entire engine/transmission from the top. A lot more work, but you can change other things (front and rear main seals, axle seals, water pump for example) a lot easier and give the assembly a closer inspection than you could with it in the car.

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