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I did a search for any write ups on replacing it. All i could find is comparisons of the few companies that make them. In them they don't say how to do it. I also looked under the diy thread. What i am looking for is.

How hard is it to do in my driveway?
How long should it take?
Any problem bolts? Are they rusted.
Any step by step write ups?
Will it be self explanatory after getting under the car?


Thanks for any help.
 
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1. Support the trans with a floor jack.
2. Remove the crossmember. Two bolts on either side and two trans mount nuts.
3. Remove trans mount from trans. Two bolts.
4. Install new mount to trans. Two bolts.
5. Install trans crossmember. Make sure the mount studs protrude through and install and tighten the outer bolts to the body.
6. Lower the trans so it is resting on the installed crossmember.
7. Remove the jack supporting the trans.
8. Wiggle the trans as best as you can then install the two nuts on the mount studs.

Sometime if I don't wiggle the trans then install the nuts last it misaligns the trans and I get vibrations.
 

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Just want to give an update and maybe provide some tips.

First off thanks for your help Darkman and Pissuoff.
Was not to bad. I did an oil change same time. I didn't have to remove the stock exhaust. I did have to find some way to get the mount off with it still on. I couldn't get two of the bolts that hold the cat to the exhaust. What i did is i removed all the rubber hangers from the rear of the car so i could pry the mount out. This was much easier. I hope that tip helps.

Other than that i would say anyone could do this with some basic tools on jack stands.

Again thanks guys.
 
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