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Transmission replacement is it difficult to replace a transmission in this vehicle

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If you have never replaced a tranny then yes it's going to hell on earth without the right tools and know how you are setting yourself up for failure.

If you have done it on other front wheel drive vehicles then it's the same amount of work.

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