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1992 dakota: pulling..4x4..many bolts hold the tranny to engine

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I'm pulling a auto trans from a 1992 dakota 4x4, down to the last few steps. Do I need to pull the exhust,if not I'm having trouble with removing the linkage from the trans. Also how many bolts hold the tranny to engine. Is it possible to get all info for pulling trans.

Thanks Tom
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 3 years ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. Yes you do need to remove the front portion of the exhaust system before removing the trans. Here is the procedure step by step, and I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need more assistance with this.

 

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  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Drain fluid from transmission.
  4. Disconnect or remove exhaust components as needed.
  5. Remove engine to transmission struts, if equipped.
  6. Disconnect and cap transmission fluid lines.
  7. Remove transmission fluid cooler line bracket.
  8. Remove starter motor attaching bolts, then the starter motor.
  9. Remove torque converter access cover.
  10. Mark torque converter and driveplate for installation, then remove torque converter to driveplate attaching bolts.
  11. Remove propeller shaft(s) from vehicle.
  12. Disconnect back-up light and neutral start switch electrical connector(s), then the lock-up solenoid electrical connector, if equipped.
  13. Disconnect gearshift rod and torque shaft assembly from transmission.
  14. Disconnect throttle rod from transmission lever, then remove bell crank linkage from transmission, if equipped.
  15. On 4WD models, remove transfer case skid plate.
  16. On all models, remove oil filler tube, then disconnect speedometer cable from transmission.
  17. Position a suitable engine holding fixture onto engine.
  18. Position a suitable jack under transmission, then raise transmission slightly.
  19. Remove transmission mount to crossmember and crossmember to frame attaching bolts.
  20. Remove transmission to engine attaching bolts.
  21. Carefully separate transmission from engine, and install a suitable C clamp onto bellhousing to secure torque converter in place.
  22. Lower transmission from vehicle.
  23. Reverse procedure to install.

 

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
On #17 you mention a suitable engine holding fixture, so in other words the engine needs to be supported,is from underneath ok?
Expert:  Chris replied 3 years ago.

Yes that would be fine. If you can get another jack under the engine, that will support the engine. Use a block of wood placed between the jack and the oil pan.

 

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