Disconnect negative battery cable. Shift transmission into 3rd or 4th gear. Remove shift lever knob and nut. Remove shift lever retainer screws and retainer (if equipped). Remove shift lever boot mounting screws and boot. Remove shift lever and nut.
Remove exposed bolts on base of housing. DO NOT remove bolts under rubber boot at top of housing. Remove shift lever housing. Raise and support vehicle. Drain transmission fluid. Remove parking brake cable for clearance. Mark drive shaft(s) for reassembly reference. Remove drive shaft(s).
Disconnect electrical connectors from speed sensor and back-up switch. On all models, disconnect exhaust pipe from exhaust manifold. Remove catalytic converter and hanger. If equipped, remove right and left side transfer case-to-transmission braces. On 4WD, place transfer case in 4H position. Remove skid plate. Drain fluid from transfer case. Disconnect vacuum lines and electrical connectors from transfer case (if equipped).
Disconnect shift cable from transfer case. Support transfer case with jack. Remove transfer case-to-transmission mounting bolts. Slide transfer case rearward until free of transmission output shaft. Lower and remove transfer case. Remove and discard gasket. Using Quick Connect Disconnect Tool (J-36221), remove clutch line from concentric slave cylinder quick connect coupling.
Remove clutch housing cover. Remove clutch plate and clutch cover from flywheel. Support transmission. Using a fuel pressure gauge, purge fuel system, and disconnect fuel lines. Remove fuel lines and retainers from rear crossmember. Remove rear crossmember. Move wiring harness away from transmission oil pan.
Lower transmission enough to gain access to top of transmission. Remove wiring harness from front crossmember. Remove engine block ground. Remove transmission mounting bolts as necessary. Pull transmission straight back on clutch hub splines, and remove transmission.
Thursday, June 4th, 2009 AT 5:37 AM