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transmission removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by georgiared84, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. georgiared84

    georgiared84 1/2 ton status

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    I'm pulling the 700r4 out of an 82 K5 this weekend that has kicked the bucket. My big floor jack and trans. holder were stolen a couple of weeks ago which leaves me with one floor jack and a cherry picker (plus lots of jack stands) A while back I saw a post about someone hooking the trans to a cherry picker through the tunnel and lowering it that way. I was thinking about slinging it under the cherry picker and holding it in place that way while I unhook everything, then lowering it onto the creeper to roll it out. I was going to use the other jack to support the engine. Anyone tried it?
    My other choice was to pull engine and trans together, but I'd really like to avoid that if possible.
     
  2. 1972Blazer

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    Remove negative battery cable.
    Put the truck up in the air on jack stands.
    Remove the passenger seat.
    Remove carpet to expose transmission tunnel.
    Remove transmission tunnel cover.
    Put cherry picker through passenger side door.
    Drop chain around the transmission/transfercase.
    Put second jack with wood block under engine oil pan.
    Remove all linkages, lines, driveshafts, shifters and bolts to engine block.
    Leave the torque converter in the transmission for weight balance.
    Pull transmission/transfercase mount and crossmember.
    Move transmission/transfercase back off engine.
    Lower entire assembly down onto creeper.
    Roll it out real easy.
     
  3. georgiared84

    georgiared84 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks. That's about what I thought just never done it that way before so I figured I'd check if anyone who had done it had any tips.

    Remove Carpet???? what carpet???? We don't need no stinkin Carpet! (And I do mean stinking! that stuff smelled like a dead goat!)
     
  4. 1972Blazer

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    Any time!
     

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