How to remove a transmission in 1997chevy s10 4x4 blazer?


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It's entirely possible to remove a Chevy transmission at home. Whether you're planning to do the repairs yourself, or just looking to cut down on your costs at the mechanic by removing the transmission and taking only that component in for an diagnostic and/repair, here are the essential details you'll need to know in order to remove the transmission safely.

There are a few tools that you'll need and you'll also need an extra set of hands in order to get the job done safely and right.

  • Socket wrenches
  • A breaker bar
  • End wrenches
  • Torque wrench
  • A standard floor jack
  • A rented transmission jack with swivel and tilt capabilities

The expense of renting the right jack is certainly worth it. It will save you money in mechanic fees and will keep you and your helper safe while removing the transmission.

Getting down to work, you will need to:

  • Jack up the truck and secure it with supports.
  • Remove the battery cable.
  • Set the parking break for added safety.
  • Remove the bolts from the driveshaft and slide it out.
  • Catch any fluid that spills out of the transmission.
  • Disconnect the wires from the transmission.
  • Detach the coolant lines.
  • Remove bracket bolts from the shift link.
  • Remove the dust cover from the torque convertor.
  • Remove the bolts from the convertor.
  • Place the transmission jack in place under the transmission pan.
  • Remove the nuts from the transmission mount and jack it up higher to access the cross-member.
  • Remove the cross-member bolts and slide it out of place.
  • Double check everything to ensure there are no wires, lines or bolts still connected.
  • Remove the bolt that holds the fill tube in place and slide it out.
  • Take out the remaining bolts in the bell housing.
  • The transmission is ready to be slid out and lowered down using your rented jack.

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