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mikenite12 08-20-2012 05:12 PM

FMX in car rebuild?
 
i need to rebuild my transmission and in searching for pointers on this specific one i kept seeing it be mentioned that it can be done with it still in the car?!

so just wondering if anybody could elaborate or point me in a good direction didnt find much searching

thanks in advance!

Crosley 08-20-2012 08:03 PM

the trans is not rebuilt in the car... what happens is you can disassemble the transmission piece by piece from the car.

Reverse the order to install parts.

this was a method used in first gen T-bird cars.

Makes no sense to do this method on a car where the trans can be removed in one piece

66GMC 08-20-2012 08:43 PM

Agreed. That FMX is probably one of the easiest transmissions to remove.

http://www.charlietranny.com/FMX%20top.JPGhttp://www.charlietranny.com/FMX%20passenger%20side.JPG

1.) remove the driveshaft, linkage, fluid lines, etc.
2.) 2 bolts at the mount, 2 more on the cross-member.
3.) 4 bolts that attach the trans to the bell-housing (similar to manual trans)
4.) Slip the entire cast body back, and lower it down.

You can (optionally) remove the bell-housing and convertor later.

cliff tate 08-20-2012 10:25 PM

fmx trans
 
remove the trans in 1 chunk,or you will damage the front pump or fp drive. remove torqe to drive plat bolts,then suport on a good floor jack,remove bell housing bolts and rear cross member. ouit she comes . be sure to pry the torqe back after the 4 torqe to drive plate nuts ar removed.then remove the bell h bolts.

mikenite12 08-21-2012 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cliff tate (Post 1584619)
remove the trans in 1 chunk,or you will damage the front pump or fp drive. remove torqe to drive plat bolts,then suport on a good floor jack,remove bell housing bolts and rear cross member. ouit she comes . be sure to pry the torqe back after the 4 torqe to drive plate nuts ar removed.then remove the bell h bolts.

you sure? it seems that it can be done that way its just put it back in that gets to be more complex that way

cliff tate 08-21-2012 07:22 PM

c4 trans
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikenite12 (Post 1584794)
you sure? it seems that it can be done that way its just put it back in that gets to be more complex that way

do it your way,it is your trans and you did ask for advise.you can lead a horse to watter but cant make it drink.good luck

mikenite12 08-21-2012 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cliff tate (Post 1584862)
do it your way,it is your trans and you did ask for advise.you can lead a horse to watter but cant make it drink.good luck

not trying to be rude man, just wondering considering it seems like a divided view on this some say you can and some say you cant

anglia427 08-21-2012 09:37 PM

fmx
 
it can be done in car but you still have no acess to the pump and converter imo its a half assed way for a fix as stated above better to pull it out and do a first class rebuild


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