GM Camaro 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Transmission

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



On 5-speed transmissions remove the shift lever boot and the shift lever prior to transmission removal.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
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  3. Raise the vehicle and support it safely with jackstands.
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  5. Drain the lubricant from the transmission.
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  7. Remove the torque arm from the vehicle as outlined under Rear Suspension in Suspension & Steering of this repair guide.
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  9. Mark the driveshaft and the rear axle pinion flange to indicate their relationship. Unbolt the rear universal joint straps. Lower the rear of the driveshaft, being careful to keep the universal joint caps in place. Withdraw the driveshaft from the transmission and remove it from the vehicle.
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  11. Disconnect the speedometer cable and the electrical connectors from the transmission.
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  13. Remove the exhaust pipe brace.
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  15. Remove the transmission shifter support attaching bolts from the transmission.
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  17. On 4-speed transmissions only, disconnect the shift linkage at the shifter.
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  19. Raise the transmission slightly with a jack, then remove the crossmember attaching bolts.
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  21. Remove the transmission mount attaching bolts, then remove the mount and crossmember from the vehicle.
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  23. Remove the transmission attaching bolts, then with the aid of an assistant, move the transmission rearward and downward out of the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Apply a light coating of high temperature grease to the main drive gear bearing retainer and to the splined portion of the main drive gear. This will assure free movement of the clutch and transmission components during assembly.
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  3. Install the transmission and secure with transmission mounting bolts Torque transmission-to-clutch housing bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
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  5. Install the mount and crossmember into the vehicle, then install the transmission mount attaching bolts. Torque both the mount-to-crossmember bolts and the mount-to-transmission bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
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  7. Install the crossmember attaching bolts. Torque the crossmember-to-body bolts to 35 ft. lbs.
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  9. On 4-speed transmissions only, connect the shift linkage at the shifter and adjust the shift linkage.
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  11. Install the transmission shifter support attaching bolts to the transmission. Torque shifter bracket-to-extension housing to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  13. Install the exhaust pipe brace.
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  15. Connect the speedometer cable and the electrical connectors to the transmission.
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  17. Install the driveshaft into the transmission. Then, align the marks on the driveshaft and the rear axle pinion flange. Bolt the rear universal joint straps.
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  19. Install the torque arm into the vehicle.
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  21. Fill the transmission with lubricant. Then install the filler plug and torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  23. Lower the vehicle.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable at the battery.
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