REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Label and disconnect the transmission electrical harness.
- Disconnect and cap the transmission cooler lines.
- Remove the control linkage from the selector lever.
- Remove the driveshaft.
Insert a plug into the rear oil seal after removing the driveshaft. Take care to not damage the spline, sleeve yoke and rear oil seal when removing the driveshaft.
- Remove the heat insulator from the catalytic converter.
- Remove the exhaust pipe bracket and separate the rear exhaust pipe from the converter.
- Remove the starter motor.
- Remove the gussets and end plate.
- Remove the bolt securing the torque converter to the driveplate. Turn the crankshaft to gain access to subsequent bolts.
- Support the transmission with a jack.
- Remove the rear transmission mounting bracket.
- Lower the transmission as much as possible without damaging other components.
- Remove the transmission-to-engine attaching bolts.
- Pull the transmission back and away from the engine, then lower it from the vehicle.
- Check the driveplate run-out. Maximum allowable run-out is 0.020 in. (0.5 mm). Replace the driveplate as necessary.
- As required, install the torque converter in the transmission. The torque converter is correctly installed when the distance between the bell housing and the converter boss is at least 1.024 in. (26mm), as illustrated.
Position the transmission on the engine and install the transmission-to-engine attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts as follows:
- Tighten bolts labeled No. 1 and 2 to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm).
- Tighten all other bolts to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm).Bolts are of varying lengths. Install the bolts in their proper positions.
- The remainder of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.
See Figure 4
If the detents cannot be felt or the pointer indicator is improperly aligned while shifting from the P range to range 1 , the linkage should be adjusted.
If the vehicle has an automatic transmission interlock system, the system will prevent the transmission selector from being shifted from the P position unless the brake pedal is depressed.
- Place the shifter in the P position.
- Loosen the locknuts.
- Tighten the outer locknut X until it touches the trunnion, pulling the selector lever toward the R range side without pushing the button.
- Back off the outer locknut X1 / 4 - 1 / 2 turn, then tighten the inner locknut Y to 5-11 ft. lbs. (8-15 Nm).
- Move the selector lever from P to 1 . Make sure it moves smoothly.