Originally Posted by georged
Ok, going to try to do this on saturday. Anyone have suggestions on what to look for, procedures, things to look out for. Any help here would be great. I have actually never done one of these. kinda worried that I wont be able to get this finished on saturday which is my goal. Anyone nearby that is willing to help out for beer and pizza
haha Seriously.. any suggestions would be highly appreciated!!
It is very easy to do and a transmission can be swapt out within a matter of hours.
You are going to want to have a engine support, what I usually do is take a 10,000 LB racheting tie down strap and wrap is around the frame a couple of times then under the oil pan and wrap on the opposite frame and then tighten, this always works for me.
You have to remove the torque converter bolts from the flex plate because the torque converter must be removed with it still attached to the transmission. Obviously drain the transmission fluid first before doing any work. It's all pretty common sense stuff, nothing special.
Just one special thing you need to do, when you attached the transmission to the engine don't tighten the bolts to draw the transmission to the block, you must have the transmission flush against the block on the engine block dowels.
Any another important thing to remember is when you go to bolt the torque converter back to the flex plate use Lock Tite Blue and let it dry overnight, the reason for this is the bolts have a tendency to loosen themselfs and cause a knocking noise and can fly off and put a hole in the bell housing.
Torque those torque converter bolts to 25 ft-lbs. Bell housing to block bolts 50 ft-lbs, and anything that bolts to the aluminum bell housing wrist tight.