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Do i have to pull the engine out to remove the transmission ,or is there an easier way .

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The easiest way is to remove the engine cradle with with the engine, transmission, and suspension still connected connected to it.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  13. Remove the bolts and nut securing the transmission to the engine.
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