How to support transmission? - Chevrolet Impala SS Forum : Chevy Impala SS Forums
Impala SS Forum
Go Back   Chevrolet Impala SS Forum : Chevy Impala SS Forums > 91-96 Impala/B-body > Drivetrain
New User? Register - Forgot Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-05-2010, 10:55 PM
Rustbucket Ranger Rustbucket Ranger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 99
Rustbucket Ranger is an unknown quantity at this point
Default How to support transmission?

Perhaps some naive questions.... I may need to replace the transmission mount on my 94 RMW. Before I paint myself into a corner, is there a best way (or a least damaging way) to support and elevate the transmission away from the cross member? Or is it obvious? And while I'm asking questions, to replace the tailshaft seal, better on the car or better to remove the tail piece from the rest of the tranmission, and if the latter, how to hold the transmission up in the meantime? Thx.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-05-2010, 11:24 PM
HuSSker's Avatar
HuSSker HuSSker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Black Forest, CO
Posts: 3,970
HuSSker is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I've always used a floor jack, with a piece of 2x8 lumber to support it under the pan. That way, you can lift it up to remove the crossmember, swap the mount, and replace the rear seal. I've never replaced a seal with the trans under the car, so I'm not sure how roomy/comfy it is to do that under there. I'd be tempted to remove the tailshaft housing, and replace the seal on the bench.
__________________

'94 Impala SS
#14 of all TRI-9 Impalas
SSRI
Kore3 C5 front brakes
WX3 Performance C5 rear brakes
Hotchkis springs/bars/rear LCAs
Herter tuned
CIA Quad 1 Cermachromed headers
Muffler Man stainless X-pipe/Dynomax UltraFlo mufflers
Street Trends Smoked Euro Head Lights
RMCR rear with Trutrack and 3.42 gears

"Up front there ought to be a man in black"--Johnny Cash
"Is there anything beer CAN'T do?"-- Hank Hill
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-06-2010, 07:43 AM
sherlock9c1 sherlock9c1 is offline
Sophomore Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 7,915
sherlock9c1 can only hope to improve
Send a message via AIM to sherlock9c1
Default

Everything HuSSker said, plus:

I would also unbolt the exhaust at the rear of the cats so you don't stress those joints too much.
__________________
"If you're looking for truth, don't search within yourself. You're the one that's confused!!!" - Frank Peretti
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-06-2010, 07:46 AM
leak1210 leak1210 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: jacksonville, nc
Posts: 203
leak1210 is on a distinguished road
Default

On a somewhat related note: I have a tubular crossmember; in preparation of doing my whole catback (actually headers, cats and back), I can take out the stock crossmember and leave the stock exhaust on untill I get my exhaust from Dan - true?
__________________
95 Impala SS, 79K, 304SS GEN II TRI-Y, 304SS CIA exhaust, tubular xmember, throttle body bypass, 160 t-stat, stealth bolts, LT4 KM, PCMFORLESS tune, Gary's cables, vette starter, 3.5MAF, RAISS, Racetronics, 55W 5000K DDM HIDs, s10 oil pressure sensor, AIR delete, Hotchkis springs/Bilstein shocks.
Deceased: 96 Caprice 9C1
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-06-2010, 07:50 AM
sherlock9c1 sherlock9c1 is offline
Sophomore Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 7,915
sherlock9c1 can only hope to improve
Send a message via AIM to sherlock9c1
Default

Yes, but you're not saving any work. Just wait until the exhaust shows up.
__________________
"If you're looking for truth, don't search within yourself. You're the one that's confused!!!" - Frank Peretti
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-06-2010, 07:54 AM
leak1210 leak1210 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: jacksonville, nc
Posts: 203
leak1210 is on a distinguished road
Default

(sigh)
__________________
95 Impala SS, 79K, 304SS GEN II TRI-Y, 304SS CIA exhaust, tubular xmember, throttle body bypass, 160 t-stat, stealth bolts, LT4 KM, PCMFORLESS tune, Gary's cables, vette starter, 3.5MAF, RAISS, Racetronics, 55W 5000K DDM HIDs, s10 oil pressure sensor, AIR delete, Hotchkis springs/Bilstein shocks.
Deceased: 96 Caprice 9C1
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-06-2010, 10:13 AM
HuSSker's Avatar
HuSSker HuSSker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Black Forest, CO
Posts: 3,970
HuSSker is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sherlock9c1 View Post
Everything HuSSker said, plus:

I would also unbolt the exhaust at the rear of the cats so you don't stress those joints too much.
Ah YES! At the very least, loosen those 4 bolts.
__________________

'94 Impala SS
#14 of all TRI-9 Impalas
SSRI
Kore3 C5 front brakes
WX3 Performance C5 rear brakes
Hotchkis springs/bars/rear LCAs
Herter tuned
CIA Quad 1 Cermachromed headers
Muffler Man stainless X-pipe/Dynomax UltraFlo mufflers
Street Trends Smoked Euro Head Lights
RMCR rear with Trutrack and 3.42 gears

"Up front there ought to be a man in black"--Johnny Cash
"Is there anything beer CAN'T do?"-- Hank Hill
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-13-2011, 01:31 AM
defdaboss's Avatar
defdaboss defdaboss is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,140
defdaboss is on a distinguished road
Default

be careful when u jack up the tranny. u dont want to put the weight of the car on the transmission pan! i just install my engine few hours ago with the tranny on and had trouble putting the crossmember back on. any pictures of how it's removed so i could figure out how to put em back in?
__________________
(95 caprice classic tow package! 3.73, 1.6RR, beehive springs, HOTCAM, airbox delete, K&N air filter, removed mechanical fan and install electrical fan, tuned
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevrolet Impala SS Forum : Chevy Impala SS Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
(c) 2007-2011 Impala SS Forum