So I just got done installing a new clutch in my car and I have found a much easier way to remove and install the transmission. Just connect the cherry picker to strong points on the engine and start removing it slowly. It will be necesary to support the motor as you will be removing its support below when the trans is pulled. It will allow the car to accelerate better, cruise easier and achieve better gas milage. Take care not to damage or lose them when you remove them. Base models use a 5-speed manual transmission or optional automatic; the Z28 offers automatic or a 6-speed manual. The converter is very heavy and filled with fluid — if it falls, it could injure you or your assistant.
Loosen the rear torque arm bolts and pull the front of the arm free of the bracket. Camaro Manual Transmission Component Casting 's. It's not all that difficult with a hoist but it is still along day. Many people do it wrong, so here is the easy way. Some models require the removal of the first exhaust pipe to gain access to the torque converter bolts Remove the toque converter bolts.
Lower car until the K-member is resting on the dolly. This may require special tools if the bolt is in too tight of an area to turn it. Coolers are inexpensive and easy to install. I took it out the hard way and after fighting with it for 3 hours couldn't get it installed, figure out this way during the install. I'm having a huge problem with that same bolt. This will allow sufficient room to get to the electrical connections that have to be removed next. This is the absolute most difficult part of this entire job and a buddy is again needed.
When I got that to happen I wound up breaking off the entire gold colored piece off on accident! Lift the front end enough to get comfortable access from underneath. If all of these steps have been completed properly, the engine will come out with no problems. I think it was to unbolt the bellhousing, pull the trans back a little then use a swival socket and a extension to unbolt the slave. Use something that wont cause a spark and depress the nipple until no gas comes out. This transmission can be quickly identified by the shape of the pan - square with a notch cut out of a corner, and it has a cable kickdown.
Remove those wires, but mark which posts they were connected to. Being the console goes over that area anyway, why not just cut out a portion out of the floor for an access door? Taking photos before disconnecting brackets, hoses and cables should serve the same purpose, which is to make the installation of these components easier and quicker. Installing an auxiliary transmission oil cooler can protect your transmission from overheating and failure. Answer Ignore the first half of 3. You may not have to do this anymore with the extra clearance.
Here are costs and options for how to purchase. Check your setup to be sure it are safe. Now you have a million times more room to get the bell housing bolts off and when removing the transmission yo dont have to rotate it anymore. Safety Tip: To eliminate any chance of battery arching, after removing the battery cable, wrap a rag around the cable end and place a wrap over the battery terminal. Remove the gear shift lever of manual transmission trucks by first removing the gear shift knob, then sliding the shifter boot off the shifter.
Just disconnect the quick connect on the slave. Note About Radio Code: On many newer vehicles, whenever the battery is disconnected a radio code is needed to get the stereo working again. Then the water hoses need to be disconnected from the radiator. You will need to separate the lower control arms from the lower ball joints on the spindles. Follow the harness up to inside of fender well and disconnect the harness from the body. This article applies to the Camaro and Firebird 1996-2002. Its going to the garage.
When disconnecting hoses and cables, make a drawing showing how each one is routed. Make sure to untangle the hoses and Tuck it to the motor so that it will not hang when raising the car. If you disconnect the slave: bleeding the slave takes like 5 mins, and if your not replacing the slave you can probably get away without having to bleed it thanks to the quick connect. Pull drive shaft out of transmission. The tank wont empty because the fuel pump isn't on.
Muncie 4 speed spline, groove and tooth count characteristics. This quick and easily performed scan can tell you a lot, and many prevent costly replacement of parts that are not really defective The next thing I would do is take the care in for a transmission tune up. Remove the drive shaft first. Now, pull the driveshaft out of the transmission and set aside. V8 engines came with either a 3 or 4 speed Saginaw or Muncie.