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How hard is it to get a pump put of the transmission and put another one in

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You've got to remove the transmission from the vehicle. It's a tough task in the driveway and I wouldn't recommend it unless you've done one before. It comes out the bottom and the axle shafts must also be removed. Once you've got the trans out, you slide the torque converter off the shaft and there's the pump staring back at you. It has 5 bolts locking it down and once you take those out you'll need a slide hammer (threaded into those same holes) to get it out of the trans. There's a gasket underneath it, a rubber o-ring around the outside and several steel o-rings on the shaft. ALWAYS use new bolts when putting it back in and use thread-lock on the torque converter bolts.

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