Transmission needs replacement in '95 dodge stratus with 2.4l
I am very able to replace it myself but... I need details on how to remove it safely. do I need to support the engine? do i need to completely remove the axles? What steps do i need to take first before I start to unbolt the transmission from the engine?
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Re: Transmission needs replacement in '95 dodge stratus...
Saffety is n0 1 this is a major work you neded to be careful, here some sugestions 1 raise the car with a car jack ind the front of car 2 instal 2 jack stands eacht side 3 bloc the rear weels pull on hand brake 4 disconect the batterie drain the transmision . if there is no drain plug on the carter, disconect one of the trani line and crank the engine on until all the fluid goes out.5remove the tires and the axles unplug all the electircal attachements to the trani,unhook the shift cable 6 remove the torque converter bolts or nuts 7remove all the bolts attaching the trany to the engine make sure you have a floor jack to receive the trany when it fail down do not work under the car or check it to mutch
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First, I'd recommend you buy a manual, because the water pump is internally mounted, driven by the timing belt. You will also need a puller to remove the crankshaft pulley. You can usually rent/borrow this from the same place you bought the manual. The manual will also show you how to properly install the timing belt and compress the tensioner. You will need to drain the cooling system, raise the car (safely), remove the right tire, right inner fender, right engine mount (aka front mount), accessory drive belts, timing belt cover, timing belt and tensioner (which needs to be recompressed correctly), and now you are at the water pump. Since the timing belt has to be removed, you should also replace it.
Whoever told you that you need a new transmission was correct!! I had to have mine replaced last September. Unless you have a friend that's a mechanic it's going to cost you at least $2000.00 if not $2500.00. Hopefully you have some mechanic friends. GOOD LUCK