Chevy Impala SS Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
118 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,073 Posts
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.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,891 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
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?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,891 Posts
Yes, but you're not saving any work. Just wait until the exhaust shows up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
(sigh) cwm1
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,073 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,164 Posts
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?
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top