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Removing and replacing transmission, do I need to remove y

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Removing and replacing transmission, do I need to remove y pipe
2008 Ford Explorer 4.0
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today. Give me just a moment to review your post, and I'll be right back with the help you need.

Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Which transmission do you have , is it the 5R55S or the 6R60 transmission?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
5r55s
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

One more question, is this a 4X4 or 2 X4?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
4x4
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Okay thank you for that information. Have a look at the factory removal steps in the link below and see if this will help you get it removed .. Post back if you have more questions and or need more help and we can work from there.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Transmission%20Oct%206.pdf

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have the same info, from all data, was needing out of the book expertise,
Is there an easy way to get y pipe out or just some finagling?
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Once you have it unbolted you just have to finagle it and it will come out. Its a pin in the butt but dose come out.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Lol, I hear ya, I'm not on a lift either,Does out put shaft from t case, to front diff, pop out of T case?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can you explain the special tooling?
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Having access to a lift dose make it a bit easier.

Which tooling are you referring to and are you referring to the front drive shaft?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
front drive shaft
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Rotunda tool, seller of new trans, said I needed it
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

The tool there referring to is simply to bolt the bell housing to keep the torque converter from sliding out on you. You can get away with out it.