Camaro, Firebird, 1999 - 2002

Removal & Installation


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
    Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor electrical connector
    Air intake duct
    Catalytic converter
    Range selector cable from the transmission
    Propeller shaft
    Rear axle torque arm
    Torque converter cover
    Torque converter bolts
    Transmission oil cooler lines
    Wiring harness from the transmission
    Transmission 20-way connector
    Vehicle Speed sensor (VSS) electrical connector
    Transmission support
    Transmission fill tube
    Transmission nuts and bolts
    Transmission from the vehicle


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission to the vehicle. Torque the bolts and nuts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) on 3.8L engines and 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) on 5.7L engines.
    Transmission fill tube
    Transmission support. Torque the bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) on 3.8L engines and 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) on 5.7L engines.
    VSS electrical connector
    20-way connector
    Wiring harness clamp to the transmission. Torque the bolt to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
    Transmission oil cooler lines
    Torque converter bolts. Torque the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (63 Nm) on 3.8L engines and 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) on 5.7L engines.
    Torque converter cover
    Rear axle torque arm. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the nuts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
    Propeller shaft. Torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    Range selector cable
    Catalytic converter. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    Air intake duct
    IAT sensor electrical connector
    Negative battery cable