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Old 07-02-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Today I started a transmission swap.

Got started nice and early. Get the car up as high as we possibly could.
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Need to support the engine from above.
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Send Chris under to do the grunt work.
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Yep, I've had to do that myself.
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Working on the sub frame bolts
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Disconnecting the lower control arms,
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Getting ready to drop the sub frame, so I wanted to support the engine real good.
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Some dripping going on.
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After more then a hour of trying to get the drivers side axle out and failing. I used a ton of PB blaser, I heated the axle, I hit it with a hammer. I went out and bought a 5 ton puller and maxed it out, still nothing. Finally left it in the hub and pulled it from the trans instead. What a pain.
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Had to remove the sway bar to get the bolts out of the steering rack.
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Finally, the sub frame is down. 4 hours to get to this point. Broke 2 of the bolts.
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Much more room to work.
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Chris removing the right side diff to motor mount.
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Getting closer
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Come on, one last bolt, that'* all.
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Ta da, it'* out. I so need to get a transmission jack.
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Parts are piling up.
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Taking parts off the old trans.
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Chris cleaned up the sub frame.
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Lots of room now.
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Cleaning up the area.
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Everything put away for the night.
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Wow.. Great pics.. Time Intensive.
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nice work!
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Outstanding Dan!

Wish I was there to give a hand! Looked like fun!
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oh that'* bringing back memories. heheh good work y'all
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I'm going to try and open up the old trans today. I need to transfer over his hardened input shaft. I noticed that the oil pump shaft turns very hard on the old trans. I wonder if that'* what failed.
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did he have any slipping? if so i would bet the pump was starting to fail like mine did.
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Ya, it was slipping bad, and this is what I found in the bottom pan.

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Open up the filter. I would like to see if its all clogged up.
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oh nice! i still have to open my pan up on my old one to see what'* there.
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