Any idea why we cant see pics anylonger here in November 2021?Well after bowling green took its toll on the stock trans in my dad's car we we able to pick up a Stage 1 Janis to put in its place. I tried as best I could to document the removal and installation for those that have contemplated removing and replacing their trans but wasn't quite sure the job that may be ahead for them. With that said my dad and I went to Richard Clark to have him help show us how to remove and re-install so we had access to lifts and all the tools that we would ever need to complete the job...
Here is our journey:
The first thing that we made sure was to unhook the TV cable from the throttle body to be sure the pressure on the line was off. Also while there go ahead and remove the trans dip stick. The messy part will be draining the trans fluid since GM never installed a drain plug.
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Also since the car is in the air make sure to put the shifter in neutral in order to be able to rotate the drive shaft to be able to get to the bolts. Take the 2 straps loose (7/16 wrench) and you may have to use a pry bar or large screwdriver to pry the drive shaft forward towards the trans to be able to remove the drive shaft:
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At this point you may have some clearance issues with getting the drive shaft down past the exhaust. The car has a Pypes exhaust system on it so it was fairly easy to remove the drive shaft.
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Once you have the drive shaft out of the way then we started to remove some of the things under the driver side starting with the shifter cable as well as unhooking the linkage that goes up to the steering column. Make sure to unplug the connector and also be careful to take the wiring that is attached to the trans with the clip that keeps the wiring in place.
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Also carefully remove the speed cable. In this instance we have to correct tool to remove the cable. You can use a pair of pliers however it will be more difficult, also be sure to remove the sleeve that protects the speedo cable from kinks.
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This piece will help not to damage the speedo cable to make for a clean removal without marring the threads.
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The next step is to remove the 2 trans cooler lines. This is best accomplished with the correct flare nut wrenches (1/2).
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The top line is a bit more difficult to get to so just take the time not to round off the nuts.
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Now of course the will leak fluid so if you have a way to keep them from leaking you would want to put this in place to save a mess on the ground.
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You just took me back when I was a kid and my dad was explaining what to expect when I was about to (or not) loose my virginty with Theresa. Yea, I stilled messed that up. lolPulling and reinstalling a trans isn't rocket science. I've done at least 25-30 of em on my back in the driveway over the yrs.
I’m taking mine out this week. I would like to have these pictures too. I’ll try my best to get some photos to help future owners.You just took me back when I was a kid and my dad was explaining what to expect when I was about to (or not) loose my virginty with Theresa. Yea, I stilled messed that up. lol