Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise and support the vehicle safely using jackstands.
Drain the transmission fluid.
Remove the driveshaft from the transmission (2WD) and transfer case, if equipped (4WD).
Support the transmission with a suitable transmission jack.
Remove the shift cable from the transmission control lever and bracket.
Remove the nut and washer securing the transmission mount to the crossmember.
Remove the bolts and washers securing the mount to the transmission.
Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold(s).
If equipped, remove the bolts securing the converter pan cover to the transmission.
Remove the 3 bolts securing the torque converter to the flywheel.
Remove the bolt, clip, and strap securing the three fuel lines and transmission vent hose to the transmission case.
Remove the bolts and nut securing the transmission to the engine.
Remove the oil filler tube and seal from the transmission.
Disconnect the transmission cooler lines from the transmission. Plug the lines and the ports in the transmission.
Unplug the wiring harness connectors from the transmission.
Inspect for any other wiring, brackets etc. Which may interfere with the removal of the transmission.
Since the transmission acts as a rear engine mount, properly support the rear of the engine with an underbody support of other suitable support before attempting to remove the transmission. Otherwise the rear of the engine may pitch downward and components on the rear of the engine and on the firewall may be damaged.
Remove the transmission from the engine by pulling the transmission rearward to disengage it from the locator dowel pins on the back of the block. Carefully lower the transmission from the vehicle. Use care that the torque converter does not fall out of the front of the transmission.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 7:21 PM