GrandPrix, Impala 2006-2008, Monte Carlo 2006-2007

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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NOTE
These transaxles were used in a variety of General Motor-s vehicles. Due to model year, vehicle model and installed options, the removal and installation procedures may vary slightly. The procedures given here should suffice for most all vehicles using these transaxles.

4T60-E




NOTE
These transaxles were used in a variety of General Motor-s vehicles. Due to model year, vehicle model and installed options, the removal and installation procedures may vary slightly. The procedures given here should suffice for most all vehicles using these transaxles.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transmission fluid.
  4.  
  5. Install an engine support fixture.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Throttle body air inlet duct
     
    Engine mount struts
     
    Wire harness connectors from the transmission
     
    Vacuum hose and pipe from the modulator
     
    Range selector cable from the Park/Neutral Position (PNP) switch
     
    PNP switch
     
    Fluid filler tube
     
    Upper transmission bolts
     
    Wire harness grounds
     
    Both front wheels
     
    Engine splash shields
     
    Both tie rod ends from the steering knuckles
     
    Power steering gear from the frame and secure it to the body of the vehicle
     
    Power steering cooler line clamps
     
    Engine mount lower nuts
     
    Lower ball joints from the steering knuckles
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Starter motor
     
    Torque converter bolts
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Drive axles and secure them to the steering knuckles and struts
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) connectors
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connectors
     

  8.  
  9. Use a transmission table to support the transmission.

    Transmission brace
     
    Lower transmission bolts
     
    Frame-to-body bolts
     

  10.  
  11. Lower the frame from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the transmission from the frame.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission
     
    Lower transmission bolts and torque them to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     
    New frame to body bolts and torque them to 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm)
     
    Transmission brace and torque the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
     
    VSS electrical connector
     
    WSS electrical connectors
     
    Drive axles to the transmission
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Torque converter bolts and torque them to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm)
     
    Starter motor and torque the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm)
     
    Torque converter cover and torque the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joints to the steering knuckle and torque the nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
     
    Engine mount lower nuts and torque them to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm)
     
    Power steering cooler line clamps to the frame
     
    Power steering gear to the frame and torque the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    Tie rod ends to the steering knuckles and torque the nuts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    Engine splash shields
     
    Front wheels
     
    Fluid filler tube
     
    Upper transaxle bolts and torque them to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     
    PNP switch and torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Range selector cable with the bracket and torque the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
     
    Range selector cable to the PNP switch
     
    Wire harness connectors to the transmission
     
    Vacuum hose and pipe to the modulator
     
    Engine mount struts and torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the engine support fixture.

    Throttle body air inlet duct
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the transmission with fluid.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check the engine and transaxle oil level. Add oil if necessary.
  8.  

4T65-E




NOTE
These transaxles were used in a variety of General Motor-s vehicles. Due to model year, vehicle model and installed options, the removal and installation procedures may vary slightly. The procedures given here should suffice for most all vehicles using these transaxles.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transmission fluid.
  4.  
  5. Install an engine support fixture.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Throttle body air inlet duct
     
    Engine mount struts
     
    Wire harness connectors from the transmission
     
    Range selector cable from the Park Neutral Position (PNP) switch
     
    Range selector cable and bracket
     
    PNP switch
     
    Power steering gear to frame retaining bolts
     
    Fluid filler tube
     
    Upper transmission bolts
     
    Wire harness grounds
     
    Both front wheels
     
    Engine splash shields
     
    Both tie rod ends from the steering knuckles
     
    Power steering gear from the frame and secure it to the body of the vehicle
     
    Power steering cooler line clamps
     
    Engine mount lower nuts
     
    Lower ball joints from the steering knuckles
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Starter motor
     
    Torque converter bolts
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Drive axles and secure them to the steering knuckles
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) electrical connectors
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) electrical connectors
     

  8.  
  9. Use a transmission table to support the transmission.

    Engine mount lower nuts
     
    Transmission brace
     
    Lower transmission bolts
     
    Frame-to-body bolts
     

  10.  
  11. Separate the transmission from the engine.
  12.  
  13. Lower the transmission and frame from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the transmission.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission to the frame and raise the assembly into position
     
    New frame-to-body bolts and torque them to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm)
     
    Lower transmission-to-engine bolts and torque them to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     
    Transmission brace and torque the transmission bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) and the engine bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm)
     
    VSS electrical connector
     
    WSS electrical connectors
     
    Drive axles to the transmission
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Torque converter bolts and torque them to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm)
     
    Starter motor and torque the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm)
     
    Torque converter cover and torque the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joints to the steering knuckle and torque the nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
     
    Engine mount lower nuts and torque them to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
     
    Power steering cooler line clamps to the frame
     
    Power steering gear to the frame and torque the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    Tie rod ends to the steering knuckles and torque the nuts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    Engine splash shields
     
    Front wheels
     
    Fluid filler tube
     
    Upper transmission bolts and torque them to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     
    PNP switch and torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Range selector cable with the bracket and torque the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
     
    Range selector cable to the PNP switch
     
    Wire harness connectors to the transmission
     
    Engine mount strut and torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the engine support fixture.

    Throttle body air inlet duct
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the transmission with fluid.
  6.  
  7. Adjust the wheel alignment.
  8.  
  9. Start engine and check the engine and transaxle oil levels. Add oil if necessary.
  10.  

 
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