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replacing trans

My trans went, and i have another one but i havent done any tranny work on my 95. SOOO i was wondering what im in for as far as getting the bad boy out, i heard rumors of having to drop the gas tank? anything else i should be aware that is odd or a struggle, would be awesome

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Get the car off the ground as much as you can (you'll need enough room to slide the trans in and out with it sitting on the jack). You'll need to remove a front wheel (whichever side you plan to pull the trans out from, remove that wheel) drop the exhaust, drain the trans, support the trans with a jack, unbolt the converter, remove the crossmember, move the driveshaft back, remove the starter, shifter linkage, all misc wire connectors, and unbolt the trans. With everything unbolted or out of the way, slowly lower the jack while making sure the trans is level and not getting stuck on anything. Once lowered pull it out from under the car and reverse the process with the new trans

You can unbolt the diff and lower it to slide the driveshaft back, instead of dropping the gas tank.

When your unbolting the converter use the access plug in the driver side of the block, the bolts are easy to get to from there.

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Get the car off the ground as much as you can (you'll need enough room to slide the trans in and out with it sitting on the jack). You'll need to remove a front wheel (whichever side you plan to pull the trans out from, remove that wheel) drop the exhaust, drain the trans, support the trans with a jack, unbolt the converter, remove the crossmember, move the driveshaft back, remove the starter, shifter linkage, all misc wire connectors, and unbolt the trans. With everything unbolted or out of the way, slowly lower the jack while making sure the trans is level and not getting stuck on anything. Once lowered pull it out from under the car and reverse the process with the new trans

You can unbolt the diff and lower it to slide the driveshaft back, instead of dropping the gas tank.

When your unbolting the converter use the access plug in the driver side of the block, the bolts are easy to get to from there.
Thank you very very much, huge help.

-1995 Thunder Bird
-4.6 V8 NPI
-Straight piped exhaust
-Jamex lowering springs 2 inches
-Shortened rear swear bar links
-Summit Underdrive pulleys

Slowly but surely
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