Im removing the transmission from my 96 jimmy and would like to know whether I can unbolt the trans and remove it with the torque converter still attached to the engine, no cover plate to acess bolts. If I can how do line it back up for installation
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This involves removing the transmission as a unit, remove the lower access cover on the bell housing and unbolt flywheel from engine. You will have to rotate the engine manually with a socket and breaker bar. Drop the drive shaft from the rear axle and slide it out. Unhook coolant lines from transmission and linkage Support transmission with a transmission jack and make sure you have enough clearance to lower it, unbolt bell housing. wiggle transmission slightly to break seal between bell housing and engine, move the jack and tranny back about an inch or two to disengage the pilot and pins, lower tranny onto jack . bring it out into a good clean area and slide out the torque converter. the seal can be pulled out with a seal puller, install new one with a seal driver and reinstall torque converter carefully making sure it engages correctly and does not sit proud of the bell housing. Reverse procedure. Make sure to use emergency brake and chocking, these tranny's are dangerously heavy so be sure to use a jack.
There isn't enough room to pull the engine without removing the converter. You can try to separate the engine and the trans far enough to get to the bolts with a wrench. Or remove the engine and transmission together and unbolt the two out of the car.
Remove the driveshaft, or both if 4x4. Remove the starter and if automatic remove the inspection cover by the starter and unbolt the torque converter. Don,t lose these bolts, they are special order only from the dealer. Unhook your linkage and wiring. Put a jack under the trans with a block of wood between it and the pan. Unbolt the transmission crossmember from the frame and the trans from the engine.Remove the crossmember and slide the transmission back and lower the jack. Hope this helps.
You will need lots of blocking, a small 2 ton trolley jack,and a torque wrench, and some patience. Under the hood disconnect the trans lines from the rad and unbolt the dipstick tube so it can move. Get the front wheels of the truck about 8" off the ground and onto some jack stands or heavy blocking, you will need the room. Block the wheels and remove the driveshaft first. Move up and take the transmission mount off.You'llhave to jack the rear of the trans to get the mount out but it needs to be so you can slide the trans back. If it won't lift high enough you'll have to lower the trans crossmember, but put it back loosely when the mount is off. Remove the inspection plate from the bottom of the trans and the starter. If you disconnect the power cable from the battery you can just unbolt the starter and hang it out of the way without disconnecting it. Put the truck in neutral and disconnect the torque converter bolts through the inspection plate. use a large screwdriver to rotate the assembly to get all the bolts. there should be three. DON'T LOSE THEM. They are a special order item at the dealer. Put the jack under the trans, in line with the driveshaft with a piece of 2x4 on top of it the length of the pan or longer, and jack it up to touch the trans. Unbolt the trans from the engine. Build some blocking up beside the jack on both side to touch the trans and pull it back from the motor.This is where the patience comes in. Wiggle and pry and use the jack work the trans back, you should be able to 4-6 inches to work in. Use some wire and run it across the torque converter so it won't slide out. Remove the flywheel. When you replace the flywheel torque the bolts to 60 lbs. If you over tighten them the center of the flywheel will start to crack and break.
Slide the transmission back to the motor, remove the wire when you are close.If you can't get the trans tight the torque converter may have slide out. You will have to pushon it and turn it at the same time and it will click into place. Put your bolts back in the trans loosely,leave the jack in place for adjustment and remove the blocking. Put your torque converter bolts back in and tighten them. Tighten your trans and put everything back together. Hope this helps.
is it front wheel or rear? if front you have to take down the motor and trans together by unbolting the 4-6 very large bolts and drop the entire front assembly. if rear drive disconnect the drive shaft and unbolt the crossmember get a trans jack or one with wheels that work and unbolt trans from motor. remember to SPIN the torque con when reinstalling.
Did you remove the transmission lines too? did you remove the linkage from the gear selector to the transmission? And last. Did you remove the plate near the bell housing? If you remove that plate you'll see the flywheel teeth that the starter engages to to spin the engine over.. And you'll see bolts holding the torque converter to the flywheel. You need to remove one bolt.... Turn the engine over by hand at the crankshaft with a ratchet until the next bolt is in a position to remove. Remove it and continue till all the bolts are off.... Then try to remove the transmission... You absolutely have to unbolt the torque converter or it won't pull out. The space to get those bolts out will be fairly tight.. A ratchet wrench would be the fastest. A regular ratchet might fit.. But if it doesn't a box end wrench will work.