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How to Replace a Transmission (Full DIY Guide)
1 00:00:00,219 --> 00:00:02,890 Hey guys ChrisFix here 2 00:00:02,890 --> 00:00:07,630 And today i'm gonna show you how to remove and install a transmission in your car or your truck 3 00:00:07,629 --> 00:00:11,678 Now the reason why you might need to remove a transmission may be you're going to send it out to get rebuilt 4 00:00:11,679 --> 00:00:14,129 Or maybe you have a clutch that's wearing out. So you need to replace the clutch 5 00:00:14,139 --> 00:00:19,499 You can also have an oil leak at the rear of your engine where the engine and transmission meet and that could be an indication 6 00:00:20,500 --> 00:00:21,980 That you have a bad rear main seal 7 00:00:21,980 --> 00:00:28,750 You could have a bad pilot bearing or a bad throw up bearing which is exactly what happened to my Mustang listen to this 8 00:00:28,50 --> 00:00:30,179 So if we're in neutral and we go to start the car 9 00:00:32,689 --> 00:00:34,689 Take our foot off the clutch 10 00:00:34,969 --> 00:00:38,399 And that's a bad throw out bearing watch this if I press on the clutch it goes away 11 00:00:38,500 --> 00:00:42,610 But when I take my foot off the clutch it comes right back 12 00:00:42,100 --> 00:00:44,600 So before I cause any damage 13 00:00:44,600 --> 00:00:49,809 I'm going to shut this off and let's get that fixed now in order to replace the throw up bearing as well as the other 14 00:00:49,809 --> 00:00:54,329 Parts that I mentioned you need to drop the transmission out of the car or truck, but don't worry. It's not that difficult 15 00:00:54,329 --> 00:00:59,69 I'm going to show you all my tips and tricks on how to remove the transmission and then how to install it so that you'll 16 00:00:59,70 --> 00:01:03,59 Be able to do this at home yourself and here are all the tools that you're going to need 17 00:01:03,59 --> 00:01:06,759 You're going to need a ratchet a good socket set some 18 00:01:06,920 --> 00:01:10,409 Extensions and you're definitely going to want one of these universal joint extensions to get to the hard-to-reach bolts 19 00:01:10,409 --> 00:01:17,459 You're going to want a couple of wrenches torque wrench and possibly a breaker bar. You're also gonna need a jack and jack stands 20 00:01:17,460 --> 00:01:23,279 You're gonna need a drain pan and some transmission fluid and I highly suggest getting a transmission jack 21 00:01:23,280 --> 00:01:28,199 I see a lot of guys try to take the transmission out using a regular jack a lot of times the transmission will fall over 22 00:01:28,200 --> 00:01:32,979 You could crack the case. That would be a very expensive mistake. This is inexpensive 23 00:01:32,979 --> 00:01:36,938 I'll link it in the description totally worth to get you could strap down the transmission 24 00:01:36,939 --> 00:01:39,209 It'll just make your job that much easier with the amount of money that you're saving 25 00:01:39,210 --> 00:01:44,430 It's totally worth the investment and that's just about everything you're gonna need to remove and install a transmission 26 00:01:44,430 --> 00:01:49,599 So with that being said, let me show you the 10 steps to remove the transmission first 27 00:01:49,600 --> 00:01:56,769 We need to safely lift the vehicle then remove the negative battery cable remove the shifter exhaust drain the transmission fluid disconnect the driveshaft 28 00:01:56,189 --> 00:02:00,328 remove the starter remove and set aside the wiring harness unbolt the transmission mount and 29 00:02:01,549 --> 00:02:05,249 Unbolt and remove the transmission and while that might seem like a lot it's really not that bad 30 00:02:05,250 --> 00:02:07,250 what I did is I broke it down to a bunch of 31 00:02:07,270 --> 00:02:11,589 Smaller easy to accomplish steps so that as we do this job 32 00:02:11,590 --> 00:02:14,679 We could stay organized and I will include a link in the description 33 00:02:14,130 --> 00:02:19,169 - this checklist so you could download it and print it if you want to use it with that said let's get started and the 34 00:02:19,170 --> 00:02:21,420 First step is to lift and support the vehicle 35 00:02:21,420 --> 00:02:23,560 and as you can see 36 00:02:23,560 --> 00:02:28,840 I already safely lifted the car up and put it on jack stands just like you would any time you're working on your car 37 00:02:28,850 --> 00:02:30,850 But I do have a few tips and tricks 38 00:02:30,310 --> 00:02:33,300 Specifically for if you're removing the transmission, so let's cover them 39 00:02:33,300 --> 00:02:38,279 And the first one is you need to make sure that your car is lifted high enough to remove a transmission 40 00:02:38,380 --> 00:02:43,779 Transmissions are pretty big. So you need enough room to drop it down and slide it out in this case 41 00:02:43,780 --> 00:02:47,830 I couldn't use ramps because my lowered car just wouldn't get lifted high enough 42 00:02:47,830 --> 00:02:52,630 Well now if you have a lift at home great use it, but most people including myself don't have a lift 43 00:02:52,630 --> 00:02:57,670 So I'll be using good old jack stands and instead of using your normal three ton jack stands 44 00:02:57,670 --> 00:03:03,59 I went out and I bought myself some 12 ton jack stands the 12 ton jack stands will give you a lot more lift than 45 00:03:03,60 --> 00:03:07,510 Your classic 3 ton, and I don't even have to extend the jack stand 46 00:03:07,510 --> 00:03:08,350 So they're gonna be a lot more stable 47 00:03:08,350 --> 00:03:13,49 Another trick when you're placing your Jack's you want to make sure you separate them as far apart as possible 48 00:03:13,450 --> 00:03:15,479 So they're not right underneath the transmission 49 00:03:16,580 --> 00:03:22,660 That way you could get your transmission jack under there and have plenty of room to work and drop that transmission out without 50 00:03:22,940 --> 00:03:23,340 interfering with your jack stands 51 00:03:23,340 --> 00:03:29,830 so for me the perfect place to put these Jack's was right on the frame rail and move them out far enough and it's also 52 00:03:29,830 --> 00:03:34,20 On a nice solid support and my last quick tip for lifting your vehicle up has to do with safety even though we have two 53 00:03:34,20 --> 00:03:36,640 Jack stands in the front and two in the rear 54 00:03:36,640 --> 00:03:40,200 I still like to go in the front and slide something underneath the front tires. We're using a ramp 55 00:03:40,200 --> 00:03:43,779 You could use a wheel whatever it is to keep you safe 56 00:03:43,200 --> 00:03:46,629 I also like to put a jack on the front crossmember 57 00:03:46,20 --> 00:03:47,570 lightly 58 00:03:47,570 --> 00:03:53,649 Supporting it just in case you never know if you're removing the transmission and then the transmission bumps the jack now the cars falling on 59 00:03:53,650 --> 00:03:54,209 A ramp and not falling on you 60 00:03:54,209 --> 00:03:59,859 I always like to play it safe and when your cars safely lifted up now we can move on to the next step which is 61 00:03:59,860 --> 00:04:00,430 To remove the negative battery cable 62 00:04:00,430 --> 00:04:02,959 so pop open the cover and 63 00:04:02,959 --> 00:04:08,9 Unscrew the clamp and slide the cable off the battery post set aside the cable and make sure it doesn't touch the battery post 64 00:04:08,10 --> 00:04:13,510 So with the negative cable removed now we could go on to our next step and let's remove this 65 00:04:13,580 --> 00:04:17,459 Shifter and the reason why you want to remove your shifter so early in the process. This is our third step 66 00:04:17,459 --> 00:04:19,959 We haven't gotten under the car 67 00:04:19,959 --> 00:04:23,399 We haven't drained transmission fluid done the exhaust any of that stuff, which could get you greasy and dirty right now 68 00:04:23,400 --> 00:04:27,89 I could touch the interior and not have to worry about anything because my hands are 69 00:04:28,650 --> 00:04:31,590 So make sure you do this first before you get your hands greasy 70 00:04:31,780 --> 00:04:33,780 now let's make sure the car is in neutral and just 71 00:04:33,910 --> 00:04:39,570 Unscrew the shift knob to remove it next remove the shifter trim by prying it upwards and slide it off the shifter lever 72 00:04:39,730 --> 00:04:45,749 now we could unscrew these two nuts holding the shifter lever on and then slide the lever off the shifter like so 73 00:04:45,820 --> 00:04:49,739 Then there's four bolts holding in the shifter boot. So unscrew all four of them 74 00:04:49,350 --> 00:04:53,580 And because I have my hydro you brake tied into one of these bolts 75 00:04:53,580 --> 00:04:56,449 I need to slide the boot cover up and over to remove it just like that 76 00:04:57,660 --> 00:05:00,540 And finally, there's four bolts holding in the short shifter 77 00:05:00,540 --> 00:05:02,500 so let's remove all these and 78 00:05:02,500 --> 00:05:08,850 Now we can remove this shifter and with our shifter removed that's going to give us a lot more room to drop the transmission down 79 00:05:08,850 --> 00:05:10,530 And nothing is gonna get hung up here 80 00:05:10,530 --> 00:05:15,720 It'll also help when we fill the transmission with transmission fluid later on because we could fill it from right here instead of the side 81 00:05:15,720 --> 00:05:16,220 Of the transmission, which becomes a mess 82 00:05:16,220 --> 00:05:21,440 so now we can move on to the next step which is to remove the exhaust now you want to double check because in some 83 00:05:21,440 --> 00:05:22,650 cars 84 00:05:22,650 --> 00:05:27,200 You might not need to remove your exhaust system to get your transmission out in this case our transmission runs from the front here all 85 00:05:27,420 --> 00:05:33,409 The way back to the X pipe, so we definitely have to remove the exhaust. Luckily. We don't have to remove the entire exhaust 86 00:05:33,410 --> 00:05:37,369 We're going to just remove from the downpipe up here to the X pipe right here 87 00:05:37,370 --> 00:05:43,190 But before we do that, we want to disconnect our oxygen sensors and instead of unscrewing each oxygen sensor from the exhaust 88 00:05:43,190 --> 00:05:46,920 It's a lot easier to just disconnect them from the wiring harness 89 00:05:46,920 --> 00:05:49,339 So just press down on this clip and then pull them apart like so 90 00:05:50,280 --> 00:05:56,640 So with the two downstream option sensors disconnected now, we need to remove the two upstream oxygen sensors 91 00:05:56,640 --> 00:06:01,859 There's one on this side of the exhaust right there. And there's one on the other side of the exhaust right there 92 00:06:01,20 --> 00:06:04,159 So press down on the clip and pull to disconnect it now 93 00:06:04,160 --> 00:06:08,880 We can move to the other side and disconnect this oxygen sensor the same way 94 00:06:09,790 --> 00:06:15,989 Good. So with all the oxygen sensors disconnected now, we can remove the nuts holding in this downpipe and holding in that down pipe 95 00:06:15,990 --> 00:06:16,490 So let's get started on the driver's side 96 00:06:16,490 --> 00:06:21,140 I like to spray down the exhaust fasteners with penetrating fluid anytime I go to remove them 97 00:06:21,140 --> 00:06:24,289 So they come off easier, especially if they're rusted now 98 00:06:24,290 --> 00:06:29,580 We could get our 18 millimeter socket and remove the top nut and then remove the bottom one 99 00:06:29,100 --> 00:06:34,890 Good. Now, let's do the same thing on the other side remove the top nut and for the bottom one 100 00:06:34,890 --> 00:06:35,560 we need to use a 101 00:06:35,560 --> 00:06:40,310 Universal joint extension because we don't have a straight shot at getting to that fastener since the frame is in the way so remove this 102 00:06:40,310 --> 00:06:46,919 Nut good and with the two front exhaust pipes disconnected now, we can move to the back bolts behind the X pipe 103 00:06:46,50 --> 00:06:51,689 There's four bolts that need to come out and using a ratcheting wrench makes this real quick and easy 104 00:06:52,20 --> 00:06:58,340 Now with all four rear fasteners removed we could separate the exhaust pipes and remove the exhaust from the car 105 00:06:59,129 --> 00:07:02,908 All right, so at the front of our exhaust removed now 106 00:07:02,909 --> 00:07:07,889 we could go back under the car and our next step is to drain the transmission fluid now we want to do this because 107 00:07:07,960 --> 00:07:11,449 We're gonna be removing the drive shaft, which means that fluid could come pouring out of the tail shaft 108 00:07:12,610 --> 00:07:14,389 Especially when we drop the transmission down. We don't want to make a mess 109 00:07:14,389 --> 00:07:16,459 So draining it now will prevent that mess 110 00:07:16,460 --> 00:07:20,789 We also are gonna be replacing the clutch you might as well get some new fluid in there 111 00:07:20,789 --> 00:07:23,449 so draining it out and filling up with some new fluid later will definitely help out and 112 00:07:24,729 --> 00:07:28,919 finally draining the fluid out now is gonna lighten up this transmission the lighter the 113 00:07:28,80 --> 00:07:33,50 Transmission the easier it is to remove so let's get that transmission fluid out of here and all you have to do 114 00:07:33,120 --> 00:07:36,719 Right over here. We have the transmission drain plug 115 00:07:36,719 --> 00:07:39,959 you're just gonna get a box end of a 3/8 ratchet and 116 00:07:39,300 --> 00:07:44,150 Just crack it open like so and don't forget the drain pin and let's loosen this the rest of the way 117 00:07:45,969 --> 00:07:46,99 beautiful now 118 00:07:46,99 --> 00:07:53,519 We're gonna let all this fluid drain out and once it drains completely we could screw the drain bolt back in and tighten it up 119 00:07:53,580 --> 00:07:54,509 Don't over tighten 120 00:07:54,509 --> 00:07:58,649 It just make it snug because you could easily strip the threads in the aluminum transmission case 121 00:07:58,900 --> 00:08:03,989 Alright and with our transmission fluid removed now, we can move on to our next step which is to remove the driveshaft 122 00:08:03,990 --> 00:08:08,940 We don't have to worry about the driveshaft on this end because this just slides out once we remove the bolts 123 00:08:08,159 --> 00:08:13,39 Where the driveshaft meets the differential now, there's four bolts holding this in since we're in neutral 124 00:08:13,39 --> 00:08:16,68 Let's spin the driveshaft you can see there's two bolts right here 125 00:08:16,69 --> 00:08:18,690 And there's two bolts on the other side 126 00:08:18,690 --> 00:08:23,729 Now you want to set the parking brake that way when we get our wrench on here and we turn it the driveshaft 127 00:08:23,190 --> 00:08:27,959 Doesn't move and one thing to keep an eye on with driveshaft bolts a lot of times 128 00:08:27,960 --> 00:08:32,549 They're not the normal six point bolt that you're used to in this case. We're removing twelve point bolts 129 00:08:32,550 --> 00:08:37,740 so just make sure that you're using a 12 point wrench or a 12 point socket when you're removing these bolts because the six point 130 00:08:37,740 --> 00:08:41,940 Will strip this out. So again with the twelve point wrench on here now, we can remove these bolts 131 00:08:41,940 --> 00:08:45,749 Oh, man, and that is not budging. Sometimes these get stuck on there pretty good 132 00:08:45,959 --> 00:08:48,779 So it'll the bolt heat up the metal surrounding the bolt 133 00:08:48,780 --> 00:08:52,100 And I'm also gonna be using a longer wrench to give me more leverage and there we go 134 00:08:52,100 --> 00:08:54,409 That's how you remove a stuck driveshaft bolt 135 00:08:54,410 --> 00:08:58,430 now follow the same process for the other bolts heat it up then loosen it and 136 00:08:59,740 --> 00:09:02,759 Remove it now release the ebrake and spin the driveshaft 137 00:09:02,760 --> 00:09:04,920 So we have access to the two other bolts 138 00:09:04,80 --> 00:09:10,619 Then engage that ebrake again and the same as before heat around the bolt loosen it up and remove it 139 00:09:10,930 --> 00:09:12,79 heat around the bolt loosen it up and 140 00:09:12,210 --> 00:09:15,230 Remove it now the driveshaft should come right out back here 141 00:09:15,230 --> 00:09:19,769 And in the front we want to slide it out with a catch can under the end of the transmission 142 00:09:19,870 --> 00:09:24,500 Just to catch any extra fluid that might leak out and one trick I have is to get a sandwich bag and open it up 143 00:09:24,500 --> 00:09:30,510 Around the end of the transmission. So when we lower it down, it won't leak everywhere if it tilts backwards 144 00:09:30,510 --> 00:09:35,90 All right, and with this driveshaft removed, we are one step closer to removing the transmission 145 00:09:35,90 --> 00:09:40,980 So let's get back underneath the car and work on the next step which is to remove the starter 146 00:09:40,990 --> 00:09:46,279 The starter is located right where the engine and transmission meet. And in this case. It's on the passenger side right over here 147 00:09:47,530 --> 00:09:50,850 So there are three bolts that are holding in our starter all of them 148 00:09:50,850 --> 00:09:53,60 You have to get two from this back side. The first one is right here 149 00:09:53,250 --> 00:09:58,369 The second one is right here and the third one. You can't even see it's tucked up back here 150 00:09:58,370 --> 00:10:04,100 so let's start with these two which are a lot easier to remove first get the oxygen sensor wire out of the way then we 151 00:10:04,100 --> 00:10:09,350 Need to break this nut free and then unscrew and remove this metal mount which is in the way now 152 00:10:09,350 --> 00:10:13,399 Let's remove the first bolt holding in the starter good and with that bolt out 153 00:10:13,400 --> 00:10:18,869 We don't have to disconnect any wires back here because we're gonna just have this starter. Hang right over here 154 00:10:18,870 --> 00:10:21,110 We don't have to remove it completely. We just need to get out of the transmission bellhousing 155 00:10:21,390 --> 00:10:26,610 So the next bolt we need to remove is this one right here and you can kind of feel it on the back here 156 00:10:26,610 --> 00:10:28,979 But there's no room in here to get a ratchet 157 00:10:28,980 --> 00:10:33,659 So what we're gonna do is we're gonna come around to the front of the engine and that's gonna give us better access 158 00:10:33,120 --> 00:10:35,150 So if you take a look into this gap right here 159 00:10:35,190 --> 00:10:40,590 You can see the second bolt that we need to get to and now to get all the way to that bolt 160 00:10:40,590 --> 00:10:44,449 We're going to be using a long extension. So slide that extension all the way in 161 00:10:47,29 --> 00:10:49,699 And get it on that bowhead 162 00:10:49,699 --> 00:10:53,929 Then we could break it loose and loosen it the rest of the way and I'll get my hand back here 163 00:10:53,269 --> 00:10:56,629 Good now to get to the third hard-to-reach bolt 164 00:10:56,630 --> 00:11:01,819 Which is all the way back here while the trick to removing that bolt is to use a little quarter inch ratchet with an extension 165 00:11:01,819 --> 00:11:05,899 and we'll get this ratchet back behind the starter get the socket on the bolt and 166 00:11:05,329 --> 00:11:10,479 Break it loose and there's just enough room to move the ratchet back and forth to unscrew the bolt 167 00:11:12,79 --> 00:11:15,339 So with that bolt removed now, we can remove the starter and set it aside 168 00:11:15,339 --> 00:11:19,268 so it's out of the way and now we can move on to the next step which is to 169 00:11:19,370 --> 00:11:25,239 Disconnect the wiring harness. We have a wiring harness that runs along the top of the transmission and it's clipped into the transmission 170 00:11:25,240 --> 00:11:26,500 So we want to disconnect it 171 00:11:26,500 --> 00:11:28,130 We don't actually have to remove it from the car 172 00:11:28,130 --> 00:11:33,979 Just disconnect it and set it off to the side so that we can lower the transmission down without this getting hung up 173 00:11:33,980 --> 00:11:36,560 So we're gonna start back here at the end of the wiring harness 174 00:11:36,560 --> 00:11:39,369 There's a clip right here that we're gonna remove using one of these trim removal tools 175 00:11:39,470 --> 00:11:46,300 So stick it underneath the clip and then pry upwards good. Now we have the speed sensor right here, which needs to get disconnected 176 00:11:47,670 --> 00:11:49,449 so just press down on the tab and pull this out and 177 00:11:50,670 --> 00:11:53,319 Then we have a clip here that needs to be popped out the reverse light switch here 178 00:11:53,319 --> 00:11:57,709 Which could just be unplugged and the other clip which could be popped out as well? 179 00:11:57,779 --> 00:12:02,869 Now we could set aside the harness and let's remove the dust cover on the transmission so we could remove the clutch cable 180 00:12:02,870 --> 00:12:07,239 This is the clutch cable and to remove it get a pry bar and release the pressure from the clutch fork and slide the cable 181 00:12:07,240 --> 00:12:09,79 Up and out of the fork 182 00:12:09,79 --> 00:12:15,529 then use a flathead screwdriver to remove the retaining clip and then the clutch cable could be removed from the transmission and 183 00:12:15,810 --> 00:12:22,549 Finally the last step before we remove the transmission. We need to remove the rear transmission mount right here. There's two bolts 184 00:12:22,550 --> 00:12:23,120 There's one there and there's one there 185 00:12:23,120 --> 00:12:26,229 But before we unbolt this we need to support the transmission 186 00:12:26,230 --> 00:12:30,69 So it doesn't just fall that could put unwanted stress on the motor mounts in the front 187 00:12:30,69 --> 00:12:33,39 So, let's slide the transmission jack in and crank it up 188 00:12:34,250 --> 00:12:39,429 Good now we could strap down the transmission using the strap built into the jack and make sure it's tight 189 00:12:39,430 --> 00:12:41,240 So this transmission won't fall off the jack 190 00:12:41,240 --> 00:12:45,39 So with the transmission being strapped in and held up by the transmission jack now 191 00:12:45,40 --> 00:12:49,969 We could remove the two bolts holding in this transmission mount starting with the driver side bolt 192 00:12:49,279 --> 00:12:57,529 And once that's loose just wiggle it out like so and let's break free and remove the second and last bolt holding in this mount 193 00:12:58,310 --> 00:13:03,799 Good alright, so with our transmission mount unbolted Wow, look at this 194 00:13:03,800 --> 00:13:06,980 There is so much play in this transmission mount we're gonna have to replace that 195 00:13:06,20 --> 00:13:08,350 But anyway with this unbolted 196 00:13:08,350 --> 00:13:14,170 We've completed all of our steps so we could finally unbolt and remove the transmission and to do that 197 00:13:14,170 --> 00:13:21,459 We need to unbolt the transmission from the engine. There are nine bolts holding this transmission in there's three bolts on this side 198 00:13:21,460 --> 00:13:23,440 There's two bolts under the transmission 199 00:13:23,440 --> 00:13:29,780 there's two bolts on top of the transmission and there's two bolts on the other side now to give you a better idea of where 200 00:13:29,780 --> 00:13:32,319 All the bolts are laid out. Here's what it looks like without the transmission 201 00:13:32,320 --> 00:13:36,920 You can see we have three bolts on the driver's side. We have two bolts on the bottom 202 00:13:36,920 --> 00:13:40,479 We have the two bolts on the passenger side and then the two bolts at the top and now that you know 203 00:13:40,480 --> 00:13:46,969 Where all nine bolts are located. This is actually really simple. The hardest ones are the two at the top, but don't worry 204 00:13:46,210 --> 00:13:49,970 They're not that bad to get to and I have a trick to make it really easy 205 00:13:49,970 --> 00:13:54,859 So let's get started and remove the three bolts on the driver side over here. That's one 206 00:13:56,450 --> 00:13:58,250 Two 207 00:13:58,250 --> 00:13:59,420 and 208 00:13:59,420 --> 00:14:04,299 Three and with those three bolts removed you saw how easy that was now, let's remove the bottom two bolts 209 00:14:04,300 --> 00:14:06,300 So let's get this one off right here 210 00:14:08,120 --> 00:14:10,210 Good and then the other one as well 211 00:14:12,540 --> 00:14:17,229 Good, and then there's two more bolts on the passenger side. That's one and 212 00:14:19,740 --> 00:14:21,680 That's the other all right 213 00:14:21,680 --> 00:14:25,700 Now we only have two more bolts on the top of the transmission and we can't see them on the passenger side 214 00:14:25,700 --> 00:14:29,229 So we have to go to the driver's side in the back and if you look all the way on the top you can see 215 00:14:29,230 --> 00:14:33,590 The bolt head right there and the other bolt which is right next to this bolt 216 00:14:33,590 --> 00:14:37,30 You can't see it's on the other side of the transmission, but it's right next to it. Only a few inches to the side 217 00:14:37,220 --> 00:14:40,819 So there are two ways to get to the two top bolts 218 00:14:40,820 --> 00:14:43,420 The first way is to lower the transmission down a little bit with the jack 219 00:14:43,420 --> 00:14:47,869 So it tilts the motor and tranny backwards and then get a really long 220 00:14:47,210 --> 00:14:48,200 extension with a 221 00:14:48,200 --> 00:14:50,730 universal joint at the end and 222 00:14:50,730 --> 00:14:56,570 We're gonna slide that extension in and that will allow us to get to both the driver side bolt and the passenger side bolt 223 00:14:56,570 --> 00:14:59,840 but I have another method that works for this car and it's a lot easier and 224 00:14:59,30 --> 00:15:05,540 The second method is to grab a long ratcheting wrench and get to both of those bolts from the back of the engine bay 225 00:15:05,540 --> 00:15:09,69 So we're gonna start with the passenger side bolt. Just get that wrench on there and let's break it free 226 00:15:10,650 --> 00:15:15,949 Perfect. This is way easier than trying to do this from below the car now do the same thing on the driver's side 227 00:15:16,530 --> 00:15:17,970 Break it free 228 00:15:17,970 --> 00:15:23,569 Unscrew it and remove the bolt. And with this last bolt out all the transmission bolts have been removed 229 00:15:23,640 --> 00:15:27,860 now what I like to do is I like to place them in order and exactly how they came out of the 230 00:15:27,20 --> 00:15:32,660 Transmission that way you stay organized and know which bolts go exactly where so we have our two bottom bolts 231 00:15:32,660 --> 00:15:35,629 We have the three driver side to passenger side and two top bolts 232 00:15:35,630 --> 00:15:36,310 So with all the bolts out now 233 00:15:36,310 --> 00:15:40,210 We could go underneath the car and finally remove the transmission 234 00:15:41,610 --> 00:15:44,749 Now before we go and remove the transmission over the years 235 00:15:44,750 --> 00:15:49,150 there's a lot of dust buildup inside that bell housing from the clutch and we don't want to breed that dust in it's very very 236 00:15:49,150 --> 00:15:52,59 Bad also older clutches could be made with asbestos 237 00:15:52,60 --> 00:15:56,20 So what I like to do is just get some plain water and spray down the inside of the bell housing 238 00:15:56,20 --> 00:16:01,579 This will get a lot of that dust wet, so it doesn't become airborne the less dust the better 239 00:16:01,580 --> 00:16:07,639 I also recommend that you use a good respirator like this full face respirator has two p100 filters filters out 240 00:16:07,860 --> 00:16:11,319 99% of airborne particles it'll also protect your eyes and I'll be sure to link this in the description 241 00:16:11,320 --> 00:16:11,470 so 242 00:16:11,470 --> 00:16:16,59 You know the right one to get for this job and one more quick tip before we separate the transmission 243 00:16:16,60 --> 00:16:22,480 We want to support the engine if we remove the transmission the engine can tilt backwards or it could tilt forwards and could cause damage 244 00:16:23,610 --> 00:16:28,940 So just use your jacks with a piece of wood to evenly distribute the load on the oil pan and lightly 245 00:16:28,100 --> 00:16:33,709 Jack up the engine. We don't want to press hard on it. We just want to support it now 246 00:16:33,710 --> 00:16:37,90 we could finally separate the transmission from the engine and I like to use a pry bar to get it started because 247 00:16:37,190 --> 00:16:41,230 Sometimes they could get stuck on there then wiggle the transmission loose a little and pull it straight 248 00:16:41,330 --> 00:16:48,920 Back and again from the other side. I'm using a pry bar to separate it even further now with a little pulling and wiggling 249 00:16:49,770 --> 00:16:55,90 Beautiful the transmission should come right out just like that. So let's lower it down and we can remove it from under the car 250 00:16:57,720 --> 00:16:58,360 Alright with the transmission removed 251 00:16:58,360 --> 00:17:01,520 now you want to replace the parts that went bad like 252 00:17:01,680 --> 00:17:06,830 This throw out bearing look at how much play is in here. And that was definitely what was making the noise 253 00:17:06,900 --> 00:17:11,320 so we need to replace this with a new one now is also a good time to check for play in the input shaft the 254 00:17:11,320 --> 00:17:17,599 Engine spins this so it's an important part of the transmission. There should be no play. Oh, man, that's not good 255 00:17:17,700 --> 00:17:19,909 There shouldn't be this much play in the input chef 256 00:17:19,910 --> 00:17:24,70 You see how much movement there is up and down inside the side on a good transmission that this wouldn't budge 257 00:17:24,330 --> 00:17:27,909 So that means that this transmission needs a rebuild 258 00:17:27,910 --> 00:17:34,469 So luckily with the magic of editing out with the old and in with the new so I ended up getting a completely rebuilt transmission 259 00:17:35,720 --> 00:17:41,490 Everything inside of here is brand new and you can see the input shift now has no play at all in it. Perfect 260 00:17:41,490 --> 00:17:45,580 and since I had to remove the transmission to replace the throw out bearing I 261 00:17:45,650 --> 00:17:51,269 Figured now would be a good time to replace the clutch pressure plate flywheel rear main seal and pilot bearing 262 00:17:51,270 --> 00:17:53,190 But I'm not going to cover that in this video 263 00:17:53,190 --> 00:17:59,649 I made an entire video on how to replace a clutch and all these other parts and I'll be sure to link that video in 264 00:17:59,650 --> 00:18:01,510 The description so you can easily find it 265 00:18:01,510 --> 00:18:03,510 So I'm gonna get all these parts into the car 266 00:18:03,860 --> 00:18:08,99 Good, and now we could go and install the new transmission now the old transmission has a few parts 267 00:18:08,100 --> 00:18:13,20 We need to move over from the old one to the new one and the first thing being this transmission mount 268 00:18:13,270 --> 00:18:20,739 So let's remove the mounting bracket by removing these two nuts good and then the mount itself is held in with two bolts 269 00:18:20,740 --> 00:18:26,560 So let's remove those and the mount comes right off now we want to remove the speed sensor located on the side of the transmission 270 00:18:26,810 --> 00:18:29,429 So remove the single bolt holding it in and the sensor should pull right out 271 00:18:29,440 --> 00:18:34,409 so let's transfer this over to our new transmission remove the plug push the speed sensor in and 272 00:18:34,480 --> 00:18:39,550 Finally snug up the bolt holding this in good now 273 00:18:39,550 --> 00:18:43,930 Let's install the transmission mount and if you guys remember this transmission mount was shot 274 00:18:43,930 --> 00:18:49,229 I mean look at that came right apart in my hands so out with the old broken mount and in with a nice brand new 275 00:18:49,230 --> 00:18:51,230 One so let's go get this installed 276 00:18:51,250 --> 00:18:57,270 So screw both bolts by hand and I am using medium strength thread Locker on these threads then we could torque down both of these 277 00:18:57,270 --> 00:18:58,240 bolts to 80 278 00:18:58,240 --> 00:19:02,310 Foot-pounds now add the lower bracket and then that gets torque to 50 foot-pounds 279 00:19:02,320 --> 00:19:08,589 And the last thing we need to do is install our new clutch fork and throw out bearing and that just slides right in 280 00:19:09,100 --> 00:19:13,200 Just like that beautiful now we could go and install the transmission 281 00:19:14,470 --> 00:19:21,760 Now before we go and try to mount the transmission up against the engine what I want to do, there's a metal support bar 282 00:19:21,760 --> 00:19:24,670 Right here, which might interfere with trying to mount up the transmission 283 00:19:24,670 --> 00:19:30,820 So I'm gonna quickly remove both bolts that hold this in it takes a few seconds and it'll make our lives so much easier 284 00:19:30,40 --> 00:19:33,909 Now we want to get the transmission in place. So Jack it up 285 00:19:33,910 --> 00:19:38,859 So it's level with the clutch and the input chef lines up with the pilot bearing hole for my car 286 00:19:38,70 --> 00:19:43,990 I jack up the front of the engine to tilt the motor a little bit like that. It lines up better with the transmission 287 00:19:43,990 --> 00:19:47,250 So the transmission could go straight in now. Here's an inside view of the installation 288 00:19:47,250 --> 00:19:53,619 You want the input shaft to go through the pressure plate and clutch and push all the way on to the engine like that? 289 00:19:53,320 --> 00:19:59,340 Again, but from the outside we want to line up the transmission and wiggle it as we push the transmission up against the engine mounting 290 00:19:59,340 --> 00:20:00,280 surface 291 00:20:00,280 --> 00:20:05,100 Like that and you want to make sure the transmission is completely seated against the back of the engine 292 00:20:05,140 --> 00:20:10,660 There should be no gap here. You don't want to put bolts in and tighten the bolts down and close the gap 293 00:20:10,660 --> 00:20:14,9 There should be no gap at all around the entire perimeter of the transmission 294 00:20:14,10 --> 00:20:16,470 so now we could hand tighten all the bolts around the 295 00:20:17,540 --> 00:20:21,700 transmission and on these bolts you want to be sure to use medium strength thread Locker that way the 296 00:20:21,770 --> 00:20:28,600 vibrations of the engine and transmission won't loosen the bolts while you're driving and let's hand tighten the two bolts on the passenger side as 297 00:20:28,600 --> 00:20:29,870 well and 298 00:20:29,870 --> 00:20:32,649 Finally, we could hand tighten the two bolts at the top of the transmission 299 00:20:32,810 --> 00:20:37,929 Here's the first top bolt and let's get that in there hand tight and here's the second top bolt again 300 00:20:37,260 --> 00:20:41,250 Get it in there hand tight and since we're up here, let's torque down the first bolt 301 00:20:41,250 --> 00:20:46,469 But there isn't room for a torque wrench, so I'm just gonna do it by feel and it should be about 46 foot-pounds 302 00:20:47,260 --> 00:20:51,300 Good now we could use a torque wrench and torque the rest of these bolts in a crisscross pattern 303 00:20:52,880 --> 00:20:58,869 246 foot-pounds don't tighten the bolts right next to the last one instead tighten the bolt across from the last one 304 00:20:58,930 --> 00:21:03,419 So, you know the transmission is mounting to the engine evenly and we'll finish up here with the other top bolt 305 00:21:04,210 --> 00:21:06,710 Good 306 00:21:06,710 --> 00:21:10,720 Alright with those main transmission bolts torqued. Now we have these two less bolts 307 00:21:10,720 --> 00:21:13,319 We need to tighten down which hold the bottom of the separator plate to the transmission 308 00:21:13,330 --> 00:21:18,549 So tighten these down but don't over tighten them because they're threaded into the aluminum bell housing 309 00:21:18,710 --> 00:21:24,269 Good and we're almost done. All that's left is just installing everything that we removed. I'm gonna quickly go through this 310 00:21:24,270 --> 00:21:29,680 It's gonna be nice and easy. There's gonna be a little bit of a difference because we do have to add transmission fluid 311 00:21:29,680 --> 00:21:30,210 I'll show you how to do that. It's really simple 312 00:21:30,210 --> 00:21:33,789 So let's get all this done so we could go for our test drive 313 00:21:33,890 --> 00:21:35,400 now before we go and lower this transmission jack 314 00:21:35,400 --> 00:21:40,960 We want to install the two bolts holding in the transmission mounts to the rear. The transmission doesn't fall 315 00:21:40,960 --> 00:21:45,699 And so I don't have to mention it over and over basically all the bolts that I'm going to be installing are gonna have medium 316 00:21:45,700 --> 00:21:48,419 Strength thread Locker on them because it's gonna prevent those vibrations from loosening it up 317 00:21:48,420 --> 00:21:50,490 It also prevents the threads from getting rusty 318 00:21:50,490 --> 00:21:55,959 if you live in an area where there's a lot of rust so let's get these two bolts in and 319 00:21:56,509 --> 00:22:00,269 Then torque them down to around 40 foot-pounds now, we can remove the transmission jack 320 00:22:00,480 --> 00:22:04,230 So let's lower it down all the way and remove it now. Let's install the front 321 00:22:04,230 --> 00:22:11,649 k-member brace that we took off to make it easier to install the transmission and torque these two bolts down to 50 foot-pounds and since 322 00:22:11,649 --> 00:22:15,699 We're here. We might as well install the clutch cable. So take the cable and fish it through the hole 323 00:22:15,370 --> 00:22:18,179 Then grab the retaining clip and push it into the slot 324 00:22:18,190 --> 00:22:23,309 Now use a pry bar to push the clutch fork forward so we can mount the cable into the clutch fork like that 325 00:22:24,710 --> 00:22:28,169 Finally, we could add the clutch fork cover and tighten down the bolt that holds it in next 326 00:22:28,169 --> 00:22:33,119 Let's reattach our wiring harness start by pushing the clips into the mounting holes on the transmission 327 00:22:33,220 --> 00:22:39,179 Then we could attach the reverse light sensor pigtail by pushing it in place one of my plastic retaining Clips broke 328 00:22:39,179 --> 00:22:44,648 So I'm going to be using a zip tie to hold the wire to the transmission which will work perfectly now 329 00:22:44,649 --> 00:22:49,18 let's bring the rest of the harness to the back of the transmission and connect the pigtail to the speed sensor and with that our 330 00:22:49,19 --> 00:22:52,689 Wiring harness is in place. So let's go install the starter 331 00:22:52,820 --> 00:22:57,29 So get the starter mounted in place into the bell housing and then hand tighten the bottom bolt first 332 00:22:57,39 --> 00:23:00,849 Then the side bolt and finally the top bolt 333 00:23:00,490 --> 00:23:04,750 Unfortunately, there's not enough room to get to the top or bottom bolts with a torque wrench 334 00:23:04,750 --> 00:23:10,539 So instead I'm gonna be using a regular wrench and these bolts get tightened down to 18 foot pounds for the middle bolt 335 00:23:10,539 --> 00:23:14,398 we can reach it with a long extension so that could get torqued down and for the last bolt we could use a wrench to 336 00:23:14,399 --> 00:23:16,399 Get back here and tighten it 337 00:23:16,450 --> 00:23:22,840 Good and one last thing we need to install the mounting bracket plate for the oxygen sensor pigtail 338 00:23:22,840 --> 00:23:28,899 So get that tightened in place and then the pigtail pushes right in okay with our starter installed now 339 00:23:28,899 --> 00:23:32,369 Let's go and install our driveshaft before you insert it into the transmission 340 00:23:32,370 --> 00:23:36,89 You want to clean the end of the driveshaft make sure there's no dirt or dust on it 341 00:23:36,90 --> 00:23:42,819 And then I like to lubricate it with a little bit of transmission fluid just so it doesn't go and dry when installing the driveshaft 342 00:23:42,889 --> 00:23:47,769 Push it in as you turn a little to get the splines to line up to the transmission like that 343 00:23:47,769 --> 00:23:52,199 Then we can install the rear of the driveshaft to the differential line up the bolt holes and let's get a bolt in to hold 344 00:23:52,200 --> 00:23:58,110 It in place now, we're gonna hand tighten these two bolts and then turn the driveshaft and hand tighten the other two bolts 345 00:23:58,450 --> 00:24:00,299 Unfortunately a torque wrench doesn't fit in here 346 00:24:00,299 --> 00:24:06,519 So I'm going to tighten it with a regular wrench and all four of these bolts have to get torqued to about 95 pants 347 00:24:06,520 --> 00:24:08,400 So that's pretty much as hard as I could pull on this good now 348 00:24:08,400 --> 00:24:15,969 We could rotate to the other two and tighten these two down as well good and with all four bolts tightened down 349 00:24:15,970 --> 00:24:20,860 Our driveshaft is in now. Let's go and add our transmission fluid and to do that 350 00:24:20,860 --> 00:24:23,800 There is a fill plug at the top of our transmission right there 351 00:24:23,990 --> 00:24:28,510 so let's get a ratchet on here to break that fill plug loose and then remove the fill plug and 352 00:24:28,730 --> 00:24:30,939 Now we could add our transmission fluid 353 00:24:30,940 --> 00:24:35,220 So what you would do is you get your hose you'd stick it in the fill hole and you pump that fluid into the fill 354 00:24:35,220 --> 00:24:40,839 Hole until it starts coming out now. This could take a while, but I have an even faster method 355 00:24:40,840 --> 00:24:45,730 That's a lot easier and that method is to fill it using the hole where your shifter goes 356 00:24:45,920 --> 00:24:48,239 So put a funnel where the shifter goes and you could fill it from right here 357 00:24:48,310 --> 00:24:54,549 Just be careful not to spill it because we don't want to get our interior dirty and look at how much easier this is 358 00:24:54,620 --> 00:24:59,430 Now, I'm not sure if you notice but my car's transmission takes automatic transmission fluid. It takes a little over three quarts 359 00:24:59,430 --> 00:25:05,859 so make sure you check your owners manual to see the specific type of fluid you need and the amount of fluid you'll need so 360 00:25:05,860 --> 00:25:09,880 On the fourth bottle. I'm gonna keep an eye on the fill hole and once fluid starts coming out 361 00:25:09,880 --> 00:25:13,930 The transmission is full good now put the fill plug back in 362 00:25:14,660 --> 00:25:16,410 Clean up that dripping fluid and then tighten the plug 363 00:25:16,410 --> 00:25:21,149 So it's snug and with our transmission filled now we can move on to installing the exhaust 364 00:25:22,730 --> 00:25:24,420 So let's lift the front of the exhaust into place 365 00:25:25,760 --> 00:25:31,140 Then torque each of the four nuts down to thirty foot pounds for a good seal and don't forget to connect the two oxygen sensors 366 00:25:31,140 --> 00:25:34,290 Up here and these rear two oxygen sensors back here 367 00:25:35,510 --> 00:25:38,310 good now we can finish up by getting the bolts in the rear of the exhaust and 368 00:25:39,530 --> 00:25:43,259 Tighten these down so it clamps the exhaust together for a leak-free seal same with the other pipe 369 00:25:43,260 --> 00:25:49,749 Make sure you tighten the bolts evenly so no exhaust seams leak out beautiful. Now, let's go install the shifter 370 00:25:49,750 --> 00:25:55,780 So with the gasket in place mount the shifter onto the transmission and tighten down all four bolts in a crisscross pattern 371 00:25:55,30 --> 00:25:59,979 This will evenly seat the shifter now. Let's add our shifter boot and 372 00:26:00,590 --> 00:26:02,590 tighten these four bolts to hold it in place 373 00:26:03,650 --> 00:26:09,639 Then we could add the shifter handle tighten those two nuts. So it's secure and then add our interior shift trim 374 00:26:09,650 --> 00:26:13,499 So that snaps in place. And finally the last thing to do is to screw the shift knob on 375 00:26:14,470 --> 00:26:18,420 Beautiful now we could get our negative battery cable connect it to the battery 376 00:26:19,990 --> 00:26:26,859 And tighten the clamp so it's secure. All right, and with that everything is connected and put back together 377 00:26:26,860 --> 00:26:31,569 Now we have one more thing we need to do and that is get the car back on the ground 378 00:26:31,570 --> 00:26:35,70 So remove the jack stands in the front and I'm gonna lower the front tires on two ramps 379 00:26:35,80 --> 00:26:39,420 Otherwise the front bumper will be tilted so low I wouldn't be able to remove the jack now 380 00:26:39,420 --> 00:26:43,989 we see jack up the rear of the car remove both of these jack stands and 381 00:26:44,540 --> 00:26:46,540 Lower the car down to the ground 382 00:26:46,360 --> 00:26:51,579 With our old transmission out and our new transmission in we are on the most 383 00:26:51,740 --> 00:26:57,390 Exciting part of the job and that is testing out our new transmission so clutch in. We're in neutral. Let's start her up 384 00:26:59,290 --> 00:27:02,979 She's starting right up so let's go for a test drive 385 00:27:03,309 --> 00:27:07,539 For our test drive. We want to go through each gear nice and easy 386 00:27:08,220 --> 00:27:11,179 Make sure there's no grinds make sure it goes into each gear 387 00:27:12,909 --> 00:27:15,809 And this already feels so much better than the old transmission 388 00:27:16,960 --> 00:27:20,520 Now once we're in Top Gear we'll downshift to make sure your rep match 389 00:27:20,520 --> 00:27:25,650 The gear should pop right in and this feels beautiful now for the first 500 miles 390 00:27:25,650 --> 00:27:30,749 You don't want to drive hard. You want to break in the transmission with regular driving. Don't do burnouts 391 00:27:30,820 --> 00:27:31,250 No dropping the clutch 392 00:27:31,250 --> 00:27:39,809 No hard shifting that way our new transmission the clutch the flywheel all that stuff could break in properly and they'll last a good long 393 00:27:39,970 --> 00:27:40,80 time 394 00:27:40,80 --> 00:27:46,220 All right, so that is how you remove replace and install a transmission in your car or truck in this case 395 00:27:46,220 --> 00:27:48,929 This was a rear-wheel drive setup 396 00:27:48,929 --> 00:27:55,829 But if you're wondering it's very similar for a front-wheel drive setup instead of removing a drive shaft. You're gonna be removing axle shafts 397 00:27:55,840 --> 00:27:57,600 otherwise very very similar 398 00:27:57,600 --> 00:27:59,179 Also if you have an automatic again, very similar 399 00:27:59,179 --> 00:28:03,48 You're gonna have a torque converter in here that's bolted up to a flywheel or flex plate 400 00:28:03,49 --> 00:28:07,369 You're gonna have to unbolt that before you drop the transmission. You might also have cooler lines going to the transmission 401 00:28:07,409 --> 00:28:11,389 Otherwise again very similar. And from this video you should be able to replace it 402 00:28:12,580 --> 00:28:15,750 Hopefully this video was helpful. If it was remember to give it a thumbs up 403 00:28:15,750 --> 00:28:16,990 If you're not a subscriber 404 00:28:16,990 --> 00:28:17,250 definitely consider subscribing 405 00:28:17,250 --> 00:28:23,239 For more how-to videos like this and as always all the tools and products I used in this video are linked in the description
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