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Can i remove the side cover without removing the whole transmission

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Yes you can, I've done it a few times, But it isn't easy and you have you remove the frame bolts on the drivers side and let the frame down.

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Support the left side of the frame with a jackstand.
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Remove the left ball joint from the steering knuckle.
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Raise vehicle to access side cover bolts.
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1. safely jack the front of the vehicle up and place on jack stands
(make sure parking brake is on) and disconnect negative battery
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3. remove caliper, bracket, and rotor
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