well i need to take out my trans. i was just wonderind if it is possable to do it on jack stands. is there anyone out there that has done this before and if yes how hard was it and how lond did it take to take out and put back in
I did it on my 92 ES non turbo. It will take you the better part of a day if you are using all hand tools. Cut that time in half if you are using air tools. Anyhow, it really is very east to remove the trans in these cars. The only tough part is phisically lowering the trans out from under the car. You will need 2 people to lower it by hand. both will need to lay under the car and Bench-Press the tranny to the ground. Tougher still is getting it back in. Again you will need 2 people, but 3 is more helpful if you can get someone to guide it from the top.
I swapped the tranny in my TT Stealth using only hand tools, jack stands, a big floor jack, and hand tools. I lowered the tranny out by myself on the jack but needed my cousin's help to get it back in (He jacked it up while I guided it in).
I didn't time the project but it was time consuming but not all that difficult overall. As with any project, most of the time is spent on those annoying little frozen bolts and the bolts which you need to be double-jointed to get at.
I didn't have the shop manual at the time I did it but I'm sure it would help you if you had one. I used a reapir manual (Chilton or Haynes, I forget) for a Talon AWD turbo as the setup is basically the same.
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