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2000 chevy cavalier: changing..transmission mount..any special tools

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changing the transmission mount on my 2000 chevy cavalier tomarrow in my back yard and wondering if i needed any special tools or if there is any advice you could give an amature before he attempts this feat...thanks.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

You didn't say which engine or transmission you have. Here are the instructions for the automatic. It is a fairly involved job.

Removal Procedure

Tools Required

J 28467-360 Engine Support Fixture

  1. Remove the air intake duct. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement in Engine Controls-2.2L or Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement in Engine Controls-2.4L.
  2. Disconnect the TV cable, if equipped. Refer to Automatic Transmission Throttle Valve Cable Replacement .
  3. Remove the power brake booster line.
  4. Remove the hose.
    Object Number: 104328  Size: SH
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  5. Install the J 28467-360
  6. Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
  7. Remove the engine mount strut.
  8. Remove the left front tire and the wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels.
  9. Remove the left front fender liner. Refer to Front Fender Liner Replacement in Body Front End.
  10. Remove the crossmember.
    Object Number: 414402  Size: SH
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  11. Remove the left front ABS wheel speed sensor connector.
    Object Number: 414399  Size: SH
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  12. Remove the harness from the suspension support.
  13. Remove the left front ball joint. Refer to Lower Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement in Front Suspension.
  14. Remove the stabilizer shaft from the left lower control arm. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Replacement in Front Suspension.
  15. Remove the front suspension support. Refer to Front Suspension Crossmember Replacement .
  16. Remove the left side drive axle from the transmission. Refer to Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement in Wheel Drive Shafts.
  17. Remove the transmission cooler pipes. Plug in order to prevent leakage. Refer to Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler Pipes Replacement .
  18. Remove the P/S lines from the P/S gear. Plug in order to prevent leakage.
    Object Number: 104231  Size: SH
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  19. Remove the transmission mount to body bolts.
    Object Number: 104239  Size: SH
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  20. Remove the pipe expansion bolt from the transmission support assembly.
  21. Lower the engine and the transmission assembly just enough to be able to remove the transmission support assembly and the mount assembly.
    Object Number: 104238  Size: SH
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  22. Remove the transmission mount from the transmission support assembly.
    Object Number: 104237  Size: SH
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  23. Remove the transmission support assembly bolts.
    Object Number: 104238  Size: SH
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  24. Remove the transmission support assembly.

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