1998 Ford Taurus Installation

Tiny
ROME07KING
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 93,337 MILES
Can I install a replacement transmission in my vehicle, myself or will I need professional installation?
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 3:29 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

As long as you have the right tools for the job.
You will need a Transmission Jack for one and a way to support the engine itself once you start pulling tranny.
You will also need to be able to get the vehicle high enough and stable enough to get the tranny down an out.

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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

As long as you have the right tools for the job.
You will need a Transmission Jack for one and a way to support the engine itself once you start pulling tranny.
You will also need to be able to get the vehicle high enough and stable enough to get the tranny down an out.

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Thanks for the information, but could you explain more of the certain types of tools ill need in order to install the transmission?
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 10:58 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

As long as you have the right tools for the job.
You will need a Transmission Jack for one and a way to support the engine itself once you start pulling tranny.
You will also need to be able to get the vehicle high enough and stable enough to get the tranny down an out.

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Thanks for the information, but could you explain more of the certain types of tools ill need in order to install the transmission?[/Quote:915849c18c]

Hello,

Ok, first off you will need to remove the CV Axles and to make it easy you will need a CV Axle remover. You will also need a ball joint seperator. You will also need to support the engine and you can use a floor jack with a 14x14 inch piece of plywood on top of the plate and jack it up under the oil pan just enough to support the engine or you can buy an engine support system for a front wheel drive engine.
Also don't know what kind of sockets and wrenches you have but, you will need I believe the biggest socket will be 19mm. You would be best off getting a short socket set that goes from 10mm up to 15mm. And also a deep well socket set from 10 - 19mm. You will also need wrenches of the same sizes.

Changing out a tranny may look easy, but once you get started it gets a little harder than expected. Just remember to take the Torqe Converter Bolts out.

Good Luck and if need any assistance don't hessitate to ask.

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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 AT 8:56 PM

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