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Got a 96 mercury sable with a transmission problem I would like to replace it but dont have any manuals to describe process. Can you help? Thanks Pat

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To replace the transmission you will need to:

lift the vehicle
support then engine using a hoist
Support the transmission using a hoist
Unbolt the motor mounts (There are 4 of them)
Lower the engine 8 - 10 inches
Unbolt the transmission
Lower the transmission
Raise up the new transmission and follow the steps in reverse.

Trust me, this is NOT fun :( the top transmission bolt is REALLY hard to get to.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009


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