[V8] '91 5-speed Transmission Removal
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 11 17:21:46 PST 2008
No problem. But I did forget to mention something.... like Steve mentioned you need to remove the trans cooler lines from the side of the rad. The lines are attached by two 5mm allen head bolts. I use a flate blade screwdriver to levear them out from the side of the rad.
What type of trans fluid you going use?
--- On Tue, 11/11/08, Samuel Mrowka <smrowka at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Samuel Mrowka <smrowka at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [V8] '91 5-speed Transmission Removal
> To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com
> Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 6:54 PM
> Yes! Thanks for the write-up. I am only set on removing the
> trans because
> the car still shifts like a tractor...need to figure out
> what's going on
> down there.
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:20 PM, Ron Wainwright
> <ron_01056 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Trans removal goes like this.... remove the engine :-)
> > Seriousley removing the motor will be easier. But I
> know how dead set I
> > suppose you are on removing the trans, so this is it
> in a nutshell.
> > Loosen front lug bolts, jack front up, remove rims
> & place the car on jack
> > stands. You'll wanna place the stands as far
> towards the front of the frame
> > rails as you can. I'de use big standas so you can
> get the front way up in
> > the air. You'll need the room to swing the trans
> > Remove the Exhaust including the cats. The nuts that
> connect the front of
> > the cats too the ends of the Exhaust Mani's should
> be 11 or 12mm & the bolt
> > ends should be 12 or 13mm. The clamps that hold the
> end of the cat pipes to
> > the Midd muffler are 17mm. There all so is a 13mm nut
> & bolt that holds an
> > Exhaust hanger to the underside of the front of the
> rear diff. Then there is
> > one rubber exhaust hanger rite under the rear D-side
> door & two @ the rear.
> > Remove the heatshielding from the trans tunnel. Will
> be 10mm acorn type
> > nuts.
> > Now you can get into the Drive Shaft.
> > 1st & formost refrence the DS CV & the trans
> flange. Meaning take a punch
> > & a hammer & make two marks on eather part
> side by side!!!!! Next,
> > there are eather six 6 or 8mm allen head bolts, or
> triple torx head bolts
> > holding the DS front CV to the rear trans flange.
> & two 13mm bolts holding
> > the center DS support bearing to the underside of the
> > Now you can get to the shift linkage. There are two
> rods & both have two
> > halves joined in the middle via a clamp. The linkage
> rods are splined & so
> > is the clamp that holds the two halves together....
> meaning there are ribs &
> > groves & they mesh togethere ONLY one way.
> Refrence both of them before you
> > remove them. There is a space in between. If you just
> go to put them back
> > together again whatever way the car will have a
> problem shifting. So MAKE
> > SURE you mark the space inbetween the clamp. Once the
> rods are freed you can
> > take your jack & support the trans while you
> remove the nuts & bolts for the
> > trans mounts.
> > @ some point your going to have remove the starter.
> You can do it @ this
> > point... or you can do it after you jack the car up...
> before you remove the
> > Exhaust.
> > I think your ready to pull the trans now. There maybe
> a few other
> > things... but you'll see those when your under
> there. But I would drop the
> > rear of the trans while stabalizing it & pull it
> back & down. Once it's on
> > the ground you can prolly get it out through the wheel
> whel opening.
> > Once it's out you still have to remove the
> flywheel from the back of the
> > motor. There are like 12 15mm bolts holding the FW to
> the back of the motor.
> > Once those are out you just yank & pull it off.
> > you'll see the RMS.
> > To get it out remove the torx head bolts around the
> Silver flange. I think
> > there a T25 or T30. & there are two 4 or 6mm allen
> head bolts on the
> > underside of the Silver flange. Now you can wiggle it
> out. Once the flange
> > with RMS is removed you can use a hammer & piece
> of wood to remove the seal
> > from the flange. Again... REFERENCE how deep the seal
> sits inside the
> > flange. I use some motor oil to coat the ouside of the
> seal & inside of the
> > flange. Level off the seal in the flange opening &
> push it in whith your
> > hands till it's snug. Then use a piece of wood
> & hammer & GENTLEY hit the
> > piece of wood so the flage goeas inside the opening.
> > Reverse of removal.
> > Ron
> > --- On Tue, 11/11/08, urq <urq at pacbell.net>
> > > From: urq <urq at pacbell.net>
> > > Subject: Re: [V8] '91 5-speed Transmission
> > > To: v8 at audifans.com
> > > Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 12:35 PM
> > > 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
> > > disconnection ...
> > > probably best to drop the propshaft to the rear
> > > You'll need to
> > > disconnect the front torque mount and loosen the
> > > 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
> > >
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > >
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Sam
> > >
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