List of tools:
- 30 mm 12 point socket to remove the drive shaft nut (Ace Hardware)
- 14 mm 6 point socket to remove most bolts on tranny, engine mounts
- 17 mm 6 point socket to remove the two top tranny bolts and control arms
- 12 mm 6 point socket to remove battery tray, top engine mount bracket, ground wire to tranny
- 10mm 6 point socket to remove neg on battery etc
- 22 or 24mm 6 point to remove oil drain plug
- Different length
- extenders for sockets and universal joints for some angles to get socket on the bolts
- 1 Large flat head screw driver or small “pry bar” to pop off driver side axle
- 1 Jack two is better
- 3 Jack stands, two to hold up car one for engine when tranny is out (or jack to hold engine up)
- Braker bar ( most tranny bolts are on with 50 ft lbs or less) not to bad
- *2 cargo straps one with ratcheting ( time saver and makes removing / installing the tranny SO MUCH EASIER)
- Dremmel or small hack saw to cut out small piece of the front engine mount to access the clutch release cylinder (so you don’t have to disconnect and bleed the clutch system)
- 1 Step stool
- 1 funnel
- 1 roll of paper towels
Now for the fun.
While the car is on the ground loosen the 30mm bolt holding the axle shaft. Make sure you bend up the locking tab on the nut I used a hole punch then a screw driver.
Remove the rear crossbrace (14mm) then battery and air box all the way up to the intake.
Remove the battery tray assembly 12mm
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How much trans oil should go in – itll it spills?
I believe its 2 quarts but really 1.8 with LSD.
I found this very helpful. thank you for the detailed pics!
This is being a tremendous help to me right now – thanks very much for taking the time to write this up and taking the photos.
Is there a pilot bearing or bushing on the input shaft
Do you or can you turn the input shaft to line up the