Basically this is a write up / project for replacing the trans. This can be useful for anyone who may have to replace there clutch or throwout bearing etc. Im replacing the entire tranny and swapping the clutch because thats still good. Also I am replacing the TOB. Enjoy...
1st step for everyone will be to remove the battery completly. I did alot of things backwards so feel free to do what you can when you want.
Next you need to jack up the vehicle and put jack stands under it because it will be in the air for awhile.
Remove the battery tray and air cleaner...mines wasnt in when I was doing this step. You'll be able to see your shift linkages and driver side tran mount. We'll handle those later.
Now there are 2 of these shift linkages. The one that I got off had a clip in it and wasnt hard to remove because I sprayed everything I could see with PB Blaster. ALso removed the trans mounting bolt. :smile:
Next I went to tackle the suspension. Basically everything needs to come off except the axle nut( which I took off) and the steering knuckle. It all stayed together when it came off.
Needs to be hit with air gun because it just spins.
The lower control arm bolt needs to come out also. ANd not pictures is the upper control arm bolt but that can wait until last.
The strut fork has a bolt in the back that tightens itself to the bottom of the strut. Remove it! lol
Not pictured...the outer tie rod needs to be unbolted and temporarily knocked out so the steering knuckle can be removed.
Here the 2 control arm bolts need to be removed. The lower control arm bushing is just a cap so if it comes apart dont worry thinking you need to replace it. Both are 17mm i belive. Alot of the bolts on the suspension were either 17, 12, or 14mm.
It was 33* outside at 6pm. I was out there a good 2 hours. I got all the suspension on the one side off, the axle and the steering knuckle off(as a unit) and also took the calipers off too...forgot to mention that. Got a good portion of the top stuff off like the shift linnkages, trans mount, little odds and ends on top. Next is the trans! ANd yea its rusty...thats because the car sat so long (3 months).
In order of arrows...
1st) 3 bolts on the rear tranny mount hard as hell to see and you will need a few extentions and a 14mm to get them.
2-4) 18mm bolts that connect the tranny to the head. Keep in mind that this is the pic of the ones from the top only. There are more on the bottom.
5) A bolt hold the frame and crossmember.
Once you get all the bolts that hold the tranny to the block its time to remove the crossmember...
As you can see from the above picture you will need to support the tranny because after the removal of this croosmember( subframe) the back of the tranny will be sitting on the back of the engine bay and could possibly fall.
ignore the middle arrow. There are only 4 bolts. Im hungry so I'm not functioning properly! lol The front 2 are 17mm and the rears were 14mm.
Unbolt and your done. After a little bit of wiggeling the trany was as losse as a goose in front of a moose! lol J/P.
All credit for this writeup goes to: 95GSTreez