A good salvage yard should give a warranty, but you can check by turning the input shaft, it will feel tight but turn smooth.
No special tools are needed. The only PITA areas are the bracket that holds the diff cover to the engine, once that'* off, there is a backwards bolt holding the trans to the engine. You can reach that with a 18mm socket and a bunch of extensions and go in threw the right wheel well.
You need to disconnect from the trans, the speed sensor on diff cover, 2 plugs on top near the back, shifter linkage, and plug on top. Then 2 cooling lines under, and the 3 bolts holding the torque converter to the flex plate. And of course, both axles, and the bolts holding trans to block. Then wiggle left and finally down.
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1997,1998,2000,2005 year confused Bonneville SSExi. Stock? ish.
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