How to Replace a Manual Transmission

Below guide will teach you  How to Replace a Manual Transmission. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Floor Jack
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Transmission Jack
  • Jack Stand Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • 1/2 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Transmission Assembly

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $2,844.37 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $3,696.28 parts and labor

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  • Start by removing the shift knob and console trim plate of your vehicle.
  • Park the car on flat surface and raise the front of the vehicle with floor jack. Chock the rear wheels.
  • In order ensure your safety, rest the vehicle on jack stands. Floor jack alone is in no way reliable.
  • Now you need to detach the speedometer cable. It is better to mark the electrical connectors for reference purposes. Disconnect the connectors from transmission unit.
  • Next, take the driveshaft out.
  • Take the floor jack and rest the transmission over it. Then, take the transmission mounts and cross member away.
  • Next, you need to detach the shift levers from the side of the transmission.
  • Remove the back drive rod from the bell crank.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the shift control assembly. Gradually moves the assembly down till the shift level disconnected from the rubber shift boot. Take the assembly out.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the transmission to bell and take it out.
  • Raise the transmission and put the main shaft into the bell housing.
  • Fasten the bolts holding the transmission to clutch housing. Torque them properly.
  • Reinstall the shift lever and side cover as well.
  • Reconnect the back drive rod to the bell crank.
  • Reinstall the transmission mounts and cross member.
  • Also reconnect the driveshaft.
  • Reattach the speedometer cable and also the electrical connectors.
  • Add fresh transmission fluid to transmission oil pan.
  • Put the shift knob and console trim back to their respective positions.

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