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How to change transmission

Ive got a used tranny from a junkyard to swap out the bad do you disconnect the linkgage from the tranny bracket,is there a small cotter pin or are they somehow compressed with a plastic fitting?and forsee any other problems that i might have to be aware of thanks

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  • David Neuberger May 11, 2010

    it is pressed into a plastic bushing, sometimes hard to remove, use a prybar to remove and chanel locks to reinstall, also make sure the shifter in trans are the same


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Im getting ready to pull the transmission out of my 95 isuzu trooper with the 3.2l engine 4x4. Im not to smart about the inside of them, does the 4L30e have tranny bolts th hold the housing to tranny

why not login in to mitchell DIY, (goggle it ) and read.
or go to any online, 4L30 parts house and read.
lots of those, can all found easy using "GOOGLE"
search, (4L30 parts)
3rd hit MAKCO
see the graphic there, click it.

you need to remove the TC, bolts first
the bell housings bolts to the engine,
those come off, with tranny jack in place.
all the steps are in the service manual.
quote (a wall of text, why not buy the book?)

& Transfer Case Automatic Transmission Transmission Removal 4L30-E Transmission

4L30-E Transmission(removal

4L30-E Transmission
Disengage the oxygen sensor connector from the transmission wiring harness connector

Disengage the oxygen sensor connector from the transmission wiring harness connector
Detach the selector lever end of the shift lock cable from the lever assembly by loosening the adjusting nuts and sliding the end out of the bracket

Detach the selector lever end of the shift lock cable from the lever assembly by loosening the adjusting nuts and sliding the end out of the bracket

Disconnect the shift control rod from the selector lever lower lever arm

Disconnect the shift control rod from the selector lever lower lever arm

Remove the oil pipe clamp bracket from the engine stiffener

Remove the oil pipe clamp bracket from the engine stiffener
Make certain to tighten the transmission-to-engine mounting bolts to the proper amount of torque-the torque measurements are shown in parentheses

Make certain to tighten the transmission-to-engine mounting bolts to the proper amount of torque-the torque measurements are shown in parentheses


The transfer case is an integral part of the transmission housing. Although the 2 cases can be separated, the transfer case should be removed with the transmission.

Use a felt-tipped marker to matchmark the hood to the hood hinges. Remove the hood.

Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Shift the transmission into the N position, and the transfer case into the 2H position.

Remove the air cleaner assembly.

Remove the transfer case shift knob. Remove the 4 transmission cover console retaining screws.

Remove the center console assembly and disengage the console switch wiring connectors.

Disconnect the shift lock cable and the shift control rod from the selector lever assembly.

Unbolt and remove the transfer case control lever.

Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.

Remove the transmission and transfer case skid plates.

Remove the exhaust pipe protectors.

Drain the transmission fluid. For more information servicing the transmission fluid pan and filter, refer to Section 1.

Label and detach the oxygen sensor connectors.

Remove the catalytic converter, center exhaust pipe and front exhaust pipe, as described in Section 3.

Matchmark the front and rear driveshafts to the differential and transfer case flanges.

Unbolt and remove the front and rear driveshafts, as described later in this section.

Disconnect the oil cooler lines from the transmission. Plug the lines to prevent fluid loss and contamination.

Remove the brackets securing the oil cooler lines to the engine stiffener.

Remove the front suspension crossmember.

Remove the dipstick and tube. Disconnect the breather hoses from the tube.

Remove the 5 engine stiffener bracket bolts and the stiffener bracket.

Remove the heat protector.

Disengage the transmission harness connectors and the mode switch harness connector from the engine harness.

Disconnect the harness clamp from the clamp bracket.

Disconnect the ground cable from the engine.

Remove the starter motor, as described in Section 2.

Remove the flexplate inspection cover.

Remove the 3 bolts securing the flexplate to the torque converter. Turn the crankshaft to gain access to all 3 bolts.


Remove the radiator upper fan shroud and the cooling fan to access the crankshaft center bolt to turn the crankshaft.

Place a suitable transmission jack under the transmission and transfer case unit for support.

Raise the transmission slightly and remove the 8 bolts securing the rear mount and the transmission crossmember.


Make sure the engine and transmission assembly is properly supported before removing the rear mount and third crossmember.

Raise the engine slightly with an engine hoist and remove the transmission-to-engine bolts.

Separate the transmission from the engine and lower the transmission from the vehicle.
end removal quote

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They sold you a bad transmission it should of grabbed the gear instantly and smoothly..

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I have a Toyota Celica 1995 2.2 L manual transmission when the engine is "hot' or it has been running for a while, is hard to Go into 2, downshift from 3 to 2 also sometimes struggles to go into rever

The tranny is probably on the way out. The synchronizers are what synchonize the spinning shafts and gears inside the tranny by braking and trying to match the speed of one shaft to another. If they are worn, they will have trouble.Also check the oil level on the old tranny. You might find it is low on oil and you might be able to buy some time. You could try draining the transmission when it is warm. Look at the oil and if it is loaded with a metallic sheen or worse: with particles, the tranny is toast and not worth repairing so just have a good used low mile tranny put in. Pretty cheap job and easy with a 4 cyl engine. As a last desperation, you might try putting in some synthetic tranny oil like amsoil or Royal purple. But if the synchros are shot, so is the tranny. Make sure you drain the junkyard tranny to check for particles before throwing it in. If it is full of metal,take it back. On second thought, put that synthetic tranny oil in the junkyard tranny. Tranny oil should be changed very 50 to 100 K and if you or someone grinds gears, even more often!

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1996 jimmy running and moving good. stoped at a stop sighn went to take off could not hardly move. then it started smoking relly bad checked tranny fluid it was empty

oooo not good at all. can you get under your car and see if there's a big splatter of red tranny fluid under it? and if there is your seals are gone. hmmm , replacing it is an option. add fluid in after changing the filter and pray your pump has not or does not blow out do not drain any tranny fluid still in it or you most def will blow the transmission pump if you do. GOOD LUCK trannys are a expensive thing to replace and junkyards are not the place to find one

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Hoe to replace

the shifter cable (not TV kick down)
you detact it from the shifter (removed)
the detach it from the tranny.
it has 2 ends, detach them.
of never done a cable change on anything or on A/T
the RTM read the manual, read the FSM (Suz)
or loging to and read that there.
the odd thing, ive never seen one fail, way do you think its bad, collision damage?
here is a quote from the pull tranny page, it might help
but most books (cept a real FSM)
do not cover , the minor steps , they are basics
Transmission Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the transfer case oil, if equipped.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Center console and transfer case shift lever, if equipped
    • Transmission dipstick tube
    • Transmission wiring harness connectors
    • Starter motor
    • Front driveshaft, if equipped
    • Rear driveshaft
    • Gear select cable and bracket
    • Throttle Valve (TV) cable, if equipped
    • Exhaust front pipe
    • Transmission oil cooler lines
    • Transmission brace
    • Flywheel access cover
    • Torque converter
    • Speedometer cable, if equipped
    • Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector, if equipped
    • Transmission flange bolts and nuts
    • Transmission braces, if equipped
  4. Support the transmission with a jack and remove the transmission mount and crossmember.
  5. Place a wooden block at the rear of the cylinder head as shown to support the engine when the transmission is removed.
  6. Lower the transmission away from the vehicle.

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