Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge Transmission removal, Installation And testing

1) Raise and support vehicle, (if not already done). Make sure shift lever is in the neutral position and
the negative battery cable is disconnected.
2) Uncover cooler line ends and flush your Transmission’s oil cooler system; this is a very
important part of your installation. Good cooler flow rate with all contamination
removed is a must! After cooler has been flushed, recover cooler lines to keep all dirt
out of lines.

3) Inspect flex plate, back of engine block, dowel pins, (make sure dowel pins are in the block and in
good condition), cooler lines and fittings.
4) Check all brackets, wiring harnesses, and any switches.
5) Check for frayed wires, cracked connectors, and lose wire terminals in the connectors.
6) Check all hoses, cables, shift linkage, drive shaft and u-joints for any damage.
7) Repair or replace all parts at this time. It will save you Time, Labor and Money later.
8) Inspect filler tube for any damage, then install o-ring or boot for filler tube. Make sure tube is in its
proper place for installation.
9) Again, make sure your Transmission oil cooler system is flushed at this time. If you
have not done it yet, do so now. This is very important for proper operation and life of
your Transmission!

NOTE; If you suspect contamination and or partial blockage… Replace the
transmission cooler. Also, check for crimped or damaged lines. Some
coolers have check valves in the lines or coolers. If you have trouble
flushing one way, try reversing the lines and flushing the other way.


1) Using some help! remove transmission from pallet, Set transmission on transmission jack,
(make sure to remove pump plug if present) and secure transmission to jack with safety straps or
2) Install torque converter on to transmission input shaft.
3) When installing torque converter, hold pilot or use two long bolts that fit the threads on the face of the
converter (Refer to Fig.__) and turn converter as you lightly push in. You will hear or feel 3 clicks,
as the converter splines in to each one of its positions.
4) Ensure torque converter is fully seated by measuring distance from engine block surface on
transmission bell housing, to front edge on torque converter. (Refer. To Fig.#___ )
5) You can use a small C-clamp or other holding device on the edge of transmission bell housing to
secure the torque converter in place.
6) Make sure all wires, cables, brackets, and anything else, is clear between the transmission and engine
block area.
7) Lift transmission into place and align with back of engine block, remove holding device for torque
converter, and slide transmission up to dowels pins. Install 2 of the bell housing bolts close to where
the dowel pins are, and slide the rest of the way forward. (Do not use bolts to draw the
transmission up to the engine. This can damage both transmission pump and torque
8) Make sure you check the bell housing and engine block area for any pinched wires or brackets
between transmission and engine block before tightening up bolts.
9) When transmission is up to engine block, use fingers to tighten the two bell housing bolts. You may
need to install one of the top bell housing bolts if transmission is not squared up to block.
10) Check the torque converter for movement, (rotates or turns) before you tighten the bell housing bolts
to specifications. (45 ft. lb.) After bolts are tightened, recheck torque converter again for

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