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How to Remove Your Automatic Transmission

To remove the automatic transmission from your car you will need a basic wrench set, socket set, jack stands, floor jack, and a transmission jack as pictured below.

Raise both the front and rear of your car and support it on good quality jack stands. 

Remove the linkage/cables for the shifter and throttle valve/kick down.

Remove the vacuum line for the modulator if so equipped.

Remove the rear u-joint from the rear end and slide the driveshaft/yoke from the transmission. Place a rag or an old yoke on the rear of the transmission to prevent fluid from coming out. 

Remove the speedometer gear assembly.

Place transmission jack under transmission pan and slightly  lift transmission.

Remove lower bell housing cover and remove torque converter bolts. 

Now remove bell housing bolts.

Next remove the 4 cross member bolts and the rear transmission mount.

Raise the transmission jack and remove cross member.

Roll the transmission jack to the rear of car while slowly lowering the transmission. Be sure to look and make certain that  the transmission is clearing everything and nothing is attached that should not be.

This is meant to be a general description on transmission removal. For more exact information consult a repair manual.



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Pair of Jack Stands Pair of Jack Stands

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Northern Industrial Tools 2-Ton Floor Jack with Stands Northern Industrial Tools 2-Ton Floor Jack with Stands

Minimum height of 5 1/8 in. maximum height of 13 3/4 in. Two 2-ton angle steel jack stands included. 10 13/16 in. minimum height and 16 1/2 in. maximum height. Meets ANSI standards.


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