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Can anyway send me a quide or something on how to put a trnasmission back on 2002 buick rendezvous?

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  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

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Aztek, Rendezvous 2001-2005 - Repair Guide
Transaxle Removal & Installation 3.4L Engine

  1. Install a suitable engine support fixture.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Push pins from the coolant recovery bottle. Position the bottle aside. Air cleaner assembly Right side engine strut Transaxle range selector cable from the manual shaft Transaxle range selector cable bracket Wiring harness connectors from the transaxle Wiring harness bracket from the side cover Top four bell housing bolts Propeller shaft, if equipped Frame Transfer case lower brace Filler tube bracket retaining bolt Inspection cover Torque converter bolts Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector Right and left halfshafts from the transaxle Transmission cooler lines
  3. Install a transmission jack under the transmission.
    Transfer case-to-engine mount bolts Lower transaxle bolts and stud Neutral safety switch connector Transaxle Transfer case from the transaxle
  4. Flush the transaxle oil coolers, hoses and pipes.

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    Transfer case to the transaxle
  2. Position the flex plate alignment hole to the seven O'clock position.
  3. Align the transaxle filler tube to the transmission and install the transaxle into the vehicle.
  4. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE Thoroughly clean and apply LOCTITE® DRI-LOC 201® (GM P/N 12345493, or equivalent) to the bolt threads prior to assembly.
    Lower transaxle bolt and stud. Torque to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm). Wiring harness bracket to the side cover Neutral safety switch connector Transaxle brace Transmission cooler lines Right and left halfshafts VSS connector Transfer case lower brace. Torque bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). Torque converter bolts. Tighten the torque converter bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm). Torque converter cover Filler tube bracket retaining bolt Propeller shaft, if equipped. Ensure the special washer is in place on each pair of bolts. Tighten the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). Front wheels
  5. Lower vehicle and remove the engine support fixture
    Right side engine strut Upper transaxle bolts and stud. Torque to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm). Wiring harness the transaxle Range selector cable bracket Range selector cable on the manual shaft Air cleaner assembly Coolant recovery bottle.
  6. Check and adjust the fluid level. Inspect for fluid leaks

3.6L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE Transmission oil circulates between the transmission assembly and the transfer case. In situations where transmission related failures circulate debris into the transfer case, the transfer case must be disassembled, cleaned, and inspected for damage.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the transmission lower bell housing bolt located between the engine oil pan and the transmission oil pan.
  4. Remove the powertrain (engine, transmission and frame) from the vehicle.
  5. Remove the filler tube.
  6. Remove the transmission bell housing bolts.
  7. If the vehicle is equipped with all wheel drive (AWD), remove the transfer case brace.
  8. Remove the coolant inlet pipe.
  9. Remove the transmission mount with the transmission mount bracket.
  10. Remove the starter motor.
  11. Remove the torque converter bolts.
  12. Remove the transmission lower brace.
  13. Remove the transmission upper brace nut located behind the power steering pump and above the transfer case.
  14. Remove the transmission bolt near the crank sensor and the engine coolant (block) heater.
  15. Separate the transmission from the engine.
  16. If the vehicle is equipped with AWD, remove the transfer case.
  17. Flush the transaxle oil cooler and the transaxle oil cooler hoses.
To install:
  1. If the vehicle is equipped with AWD, install the transfer case.
  2. Use the dowel locator pins in order to align and install the transmission to the engine.
  3. Install the transmission bell housing bolts. Tighten the transmission bell housing bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4. Install the transmission bell housing bolt near the crank sensor and the engine coolant (block) heater.
  5. Tighten the transmission bell housing bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6. Install the transmission upper brace nut located behind the power steering pump and above the transfer case. Tighten the transmission upper brace nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  7. Install the transmission lower brace. Tighten the transmission upper brace nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  8. Install the torque converter bolts. Tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
  9. Install the starter motor.
  10. Install the transmission mount with the transmission mount bracket. Start with the forward lower bolt and work clockwise to tighten the transaxle mount bracket bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  11. Install the coolant inlet pipe.
  12. If the vehicle is equipped with AWD, install the transfer case brace. Tighten the transfer case brace bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Tighten the transfer case brace nuts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  13. Install the filler tube.
  14. Install the powertrain (engine, transmission and frame) to the vehicle.
  15. Install the transmission lower bell housing bolt located between the engine oil pan and the transmission oil pan. Tighten the transmission bell housing bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  16. Inspect and adjust the transaxle fluid level as needed.

Hope thats help.

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