Canyon, Colorado 2006-2007

Transmission Removal & Installation

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Shift lever housing and boot
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Front driveshaft, if equipped with 4WD
     
    Transfer case and shift lever, if equipped with 4WD
     
    All wiring harness that would interfere with transmission removal
     

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  5. Disconnect the hydraulic clutch quick-connect from the slave cylinder using special tool J-42371 to depress the white plastic sleeve on the quick connect to separate the clutch line end from the slave cylinder quick connect.

    Engine wiring harness and fuel line retainers from transmission
     

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  7. Support the transmission with a transmission jack or equivalent.
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  9. Remove the transmission crossmember.
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  11. Remove the transmission mounting bolts. Pull the transmission straight back on the clutch hub splines.
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  13. Lower the transmission using the transmission jack.
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To install:

Installation is the reverse of removal, but please note the following important steps.

  1. Place a THIN coat of high-temperature grease on the main drive gear (input shaft) splines.
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  3. Secure the transmission to the floor jack and raise the transmission into position.
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  5. Slowly insert the input shaft through the clutch. Rotate the output shaft slowly to engage the splines of the input shaft into the clutch while pushing the transmission forward into place. Do not force the transmission into position, the transmission should easily fall into place once everything is properly aligned.
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  7. Tighten the transmission mounting bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  9. Tighten the transmission crossmember horizontal nuts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  11. Tighten the transmission crossmember vertical bolts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  13. Do not remove the transmission jack until the crossmember has been installed.
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  15. Check the transmission fluid level and replenish as necessary.
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