REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. On floor shift models, remove the boot retainer and shift lever. Raise the car, taking proper safety precautions.
- Disconnect the driveshaft at the rear universal joint and remove the driveshaft.
- Disconnect the speedometer cable at the transmission extension. On transmission regulated spark equipped cars, disconnect the lead wire at the connector.
- Disconnect the gearshift rods from the transmission shift levers. If the car is equipped with a 4-speed, remove the bolts that secure the shift control bracket to the extension housing.
- Remove the bolt holding the extension housing to the rear support, and remove the muffler inlet pipe bracket-to-housing bolt.
- Remove the two rear support bracket insulator nuts from the underside of the crossmember. Remove the crossmember.
- Place a jack (equipped with a protective piece of wood) under the rear of the engine oil pan. Raise the engine slightly.
- Remove the transmission-to-flywheel housing bolts.
On 7.0L engines, the upper left hand transmission attaching bolt is a seal bolt. Carefully note its position so that it may be reinstalled in its original position.
- Slide the transmission back and out of the car.
- Start the transmission extension housing up and over the rear support. After moving the transmission back just far enough for the pilot shaft to clear the clutch housing, move it upward into position onto the transmission guide studs.
- Slide the transmission forward and into place against the flywheel housing.
- Remove the guide studs and tighten the transmission to flywheel bolts to 37-42 ft. lbs. (48-55 Nm).
- Position the crossmember to the frame and install the attaching bolts. Slowly lower the engine onto the crossmember.
- Install the insulator-to-crossmember nuts. Tighten the nuts to 30-50 ft. lbs. (39-65 Nm).
- Connect the gear shaft rods and the speedometer cable. On cars with transmission regulated spark, connect the lead wires at the plug connector. On floor shift models, install the shift lever and boot.
- Connect the driveshaft.
- Check the fluid level and add if needed. Road test the vehicle, checking for proper operation.