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Old 10-26-2007, 03:16 PM
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Getting ready to replace trans

Hello folks. Im getting saddled up to remove, replace, and install a new transmission. Its a 2004R in a 1988 Cutlass Surpeme. This is by far the biggest thing Ive done mechanically to a vehicle.

Any suggestions and hints that I might want to keep in mind while I venture into the unknown?

Thanks guys.

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-Pull the pan first to drain some of the fluid out, otherwise when you take the driveshaft out it will dump some.
-Don't forget to take the time to separate the TC from the flexplate. You can leave the TC on the engine, but when you take it apart you get glug-glug-glug... about a gallon of fluid will dump out.
-Don't work the tranny side to side too much or pry between the engine and tranny or you'll risk cracking the bellhousing. When you get it just right it will slide off like pumpkin pie. I don't know how pumpkin pie really relates to that, but I'm hungry right now and it seemed logical.
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Well, pumpkin pie makes everything better. Thank you.
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