Originally Posted by penguinshockey
Thanks Darrin -
Please clarify a few points for me . . . Did you remove the two upper bolts first, then raise the transmission to level and remove the remaining bolts? Or did you remove them last with the transmission lowered in the rear. I wan't sure what would happen to the engine if those two were removed last.
Secondly, what was your procedure for re-installing the transmission? Were you able to access those two upper bolt holes with the transmisson level?
I really appreciate your help . .
I work on a lift and use a transmission jack, so that makes it easier and a little different. But, the main points will be the same. You can remove those top 2 bolts first or last. Doesn't matter, but you can't get to them with the transmission in it's normal position. The transmission has to be lowered to access them. And, it won't hurt anything if those are the last 2 bolts you remove. You will need to wiggle the transmission to break it free any way you do it.
One point that needs to be 100% clear though is that you ALWAYS
must remove the nuts/bolts that hold the torque converter to the flexplate BEFORE
trying to remove the transmission. Not doing that will mess things up.