[V8] '91 5-speed Transmission Removal

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 10:00:06 PST 2008

I was thinking about chiming in similarly.  There's some disassembly
involved of the front core support (radiator, headlight panel) but you could
just lift the engine out and not have to mess with all the suspension stuff,
alignment, etc.  Basically working from above instead of underneath.  Might
be a good time to do the rack, a timing belt job, etc. as well.  Don't
forget the clutch!  If you've made the choice to go in that far to get the
rear main seal, I'd suggest doing everything you can do that is opened up by
that job, including _how_ you do it, i.e. pull engine or pull transmission.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com 
> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of urq
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 10:35 AM
> To: v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [V8] '91 5-speed Transmission Removal
> No BTDT on the V8 specifically, but I'd imagine it would be 
> similar to the Type 44 transmission pulls ... and you don't 
> need to buy a CD to get a manual for a 5000/200.  Shift 
> linkage and driveshaft disconnection ... probably best to 
> drop the propshaft to the rear completely.  You'll need to 
> disconnect the front torque mount and loosen the subframe to 
> get the clearance you'll need.  The engine will want to pitch 
> forward with the tranny disengaged, so you want to have a 
> cherry picker to keep the front of the engine up ... this 
> also helps with reassembly.  
> Given how easy it is to pull the engine on this car you might 
> want to think about going that way too ... the wiring harness 
> remains connected, you pull it from the Kostal connectors.  I 
> know it sounds crazy, but I found pulling the PT to be rather 
> easy ... 
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com 
> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Samuel Mrowka
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:08 AM
> To: v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: [V8] '91 5-speed Transmission Removal
> I'm planning on removing the transmission from my 5-speed 
> over Thanksgiving to replace the engine's rear main seal. Any 
> tips/pointers/instructions? The closest thing I have to a 
> guide is the '90 automatic removal procedure from the factory manuals.
> I've been told the removal procedure for an S-car would be 
> similar, but I have not been able to find a guide for that either.
> Thanks,
> Sam
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