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Removal of a 93 pontiac sunbird LE transmission

Could you instruct me, of how to take out a transmission? I have a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE. The transmission is located on the left side of the motor.

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Hi Stinky!
The engine/transmission drops out the bottom as a unit after removing the drive axle half-shafts, wiring, hoses, fuel lines, linkages, and lastly, the support crossmembers and mounting bolts. Once out of the car, the engine and transmission can be separated by removing all of the bolts attaching the torque converter to the engine flex-plate (Where the starter ring gear is attached, like a flywheel but little mass); the flex-plate (and crankshaft) will have to be rotated to access all of these bolts... then remove the bolts mounting the bellhousing to the engine.
Make sure the torque converter stays in place on the tranny nose shafts... if it come loose, it could damage the converter or the shafts, and it can be difficult to reinstall.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have other questions, and GOOD LUCK!


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You can remove it WITHOUT REMOVING THE MOTOR. It's not that hard, I was able to put in a new clutch system within 8 hours. Here is pretty much what you have to do:

When looking at the engine after lifting the hood, you need to put a jack under the motor and if you have it, either another jack under the trans or what works MUCH easier is an Engine hoist.

Disassemble the motor mount on the right side of the engine compartment (When looking at it from the front of the car. Remove the tire, remove the brake pad and disc rotor from the assembly and pull the nut that is holding the drive shaft in place. You can then just tap it with a hammer until you release the shaft from the hub assembly. (You know that hunk of steel or metal that your wheel studs stick out from.) You can then undo the bolts around the transmission, then use the jack to lower the motor until the trans just clears the wheel well.

You slide it out with either the jack or use the engine hoist ( I WOULD PREFER TO USE THE SECOND JACK TO SLIDE THE TRANNY RIGHT OUT OF THE WHEEL WELL)

Then use the Hoist when trying to line it back up. Put everything back the way you removed it and there we go. (You can message me if you have anymore questions.)


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