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Old 03-20-2007
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transmission finally

i got a used transmission finally (its been almost 3 months since mine went out)and im going to be putting it in this weekend. Any warnings or anything I should watch out for when doing this.
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Do you have a Haynes (or better manual)?

I recently did my 4.0 manual tranny. The only thing "special" I needed was a swiveling head socket wrench

Check your PMs
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be careful when dropping your old one...use tie downs around the tranny to hold it on the jack. Same with puttin the new one in. Make sure everything is aligned properly as stated in some sort of installation manual. Then you should be good.
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91 brings up a great point. On mine I put a pipe over the hole for the shifter and wrapped at ratchet strap around it when it came time to lift it into place. I used a floor jack to get it close.

I dont know how tight the clearance to the firewall is on a 4cyl, but in order to get the top 2 bolts on mine I had to use the floor jack to shift the engine around a bit. I think I cracked a heater hose fitting when I was doing this (gotta fix that soon, before summer)

The SKU (Home Depots stock number) for the swivel head ratchet is 526-405 or 458-438. Either of these ratchets will help you out big time.
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Good idea with the pipe ratchet btw...I have the use of tranny jacks and a hydrolic (sp) lift so its a lil easier haha.
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thanks for the input and I think i will be going to get the swivel head...but lets just say I cant..how much easier does it make it?
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I put it in your PMs but if your engine compartment is as tight as the 4.0 is you will be wishing for it.
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x2 on the swivel head makes life whole bunch easier.
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Old 03-25-2007
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got a question the tranny is lined up but doesnt want to get snug...how do i fix this?
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Finess. Just rock and wiggle the tranny a bit. The input shaft may be hanging up a bit. DON'T draw the transmission into the block with the bell housing bolts though!!! If there is a reason it will not come together, forcing it could cause major damage.
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