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Unread 01-24-2015, 06:46 PM   #1
bfons303
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tranny removal - She wont come out

I hope you guys can help me pinpoint the problem. Removing the 42RE. I have everything disconnected and when I go to separate it from the motor, it has only come out about a 1/2 inch and now wont go any further. It's almost like something is still holding on but I cannot figure it out for the life of me.

I want to throw there Questions out.

Torque Convertor had 4 bolts that I removed, is that correct?
There are 2 bolts, one on each side that holds a shroud much like the inspection plate. Does that have to come off? It doesn't appear to but trying to cover all bases.

I'm perplexed so any tips you can add would be appreciated!

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Unread 01-24-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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throwing the book at it

REMOVAL
(1) Disconnect battery negative cable.
(2) Disconnect and lower or remove necessary
exhaust components.
(3) Remove engine-to-transmission bending braces.
(4) Disconnect fluid cooler lines at transmission.
(5) Remove starter motor.
(6) Disconnect and remove crankshaft position sensor.
Retain sensor attaching bolts.
CAUTION: The crankshaft position sensor will be
damaged if the transmission is removed, or
installed, while the sensor is still bolted to the
engine block, or transmission (4.0L only). To avoid
damage, be sure to remove the sensor before
removing the transmission.
(7) Remove torque converter access cover.
(8) If transmission is being removed for overhaul,
remove transmission oil pan, drain fluid and reinstall
pan.
(9) Remove fill tube bracket bolts and pull tube
out of transmission. Retain fill tube O-ring. On 4 x 4
(10) Mark torque converter and drive plate for
assembly alignment. Note that bolt holes in crankshaft
flange, drive plate and torque converter all
have one offset hole.
(11) Rotate crankshaft in clockwise direction until
converter bolts are accessible. Then remove bolts one
at a time. Rotate crankshaft with socket wrench on
dampener bolt.
(12) Mark propeller shaft and axle yokes for
assembly alignment. Then disconnect and remove
propeller shaft. On 4 x 4 models, remove both propeller
shafts.
(13) Disconnect wires from park/neutral position
switch, transmission solenoid, and vehicle speed sensor.
(14) Disconnect gearshift cable from transmission
manual valve lever.
(15) Disconnect throttle valve cable from transmission
bracket and throttle valve lever.
(16) On 4 x 4 models, disconnect shift rod from
transfer case shift lever or remove shift lever from
transfer case.
(17) Disconnect transmission fluid cooler lines at
transmission fittings and clips.
(18) Support rear of engine with safety stand or
jack.
(19) Raise transmission slightly with service jack
to relieve load on crossmember and supports.
(20) Remove bolts securing rear support and cushion
to transmission and crossmember. Raise transmission
slightly, slide exhaust hanger arm from
bracket and remove rear support.
(21) Remove bolts attaching crossmember to frame
and remove crossmember.
(22) On 4 x 4 models, remove transfer case.
(23) Remove all converter housing bolts.
(24) Carefully work transmission and torque converter
assembly rearward off engine block dowels.
(25) Hold torque converter in place during transmission
removal.
(26) Lower transmission and remove assembly
from under the vehicle.
(27) To remove torque converter, carefully slide
torque converter out of the transmission.
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Unread 01-25-2015, 04:08 PM   #3
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Did you get all of the belhousing bolts ? I think there are 6 total. Be careful.. dont crack the trans case.
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Unread 01-26-2015, 05:56 PM   #4
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Quote:
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REMOVAL
(1) Disconnect battery negative cable.
(2) Disconnect and lower or remove necessary
exhaust components.
(3) Remove engine-to-transmission bending braces.
(4) Disconnect fluid cooler lines at transmission.
(5) Remove starter motor.
(6) Disconnect and remove crankshaft position sensor.
Retain sensor attaching bolts.
CAUTION: The crankshaft position sensor will be
damaged if the transmission is removed, or
installed, while the sensor is still bolted to the
engine block, or transmission (4.0L only). To avoid
damage, be sure to remove the sensor before
removing the transmission.
(7) Remove torque converter access cover.
(8) If transmission is being removed for overhaul,
remove transmission oil pan, drain fluid and reinstall
pan.
(9) Remove fill tube bracket bolts and pull tube
out of transmission. Retain fill tube O-ring. On 4 x 4
(10) Mark torque converter and drive plate for
assembly alignment. Note that bolt holes in crankshaft
flange, drive plate and torque converter all
have one offset hole.
(11) Rotate crankshaft in clockwise direction until
converter bolts are accessible. Then remove bolts one
at a time. Rotate crankshaft with socket wrench on
dampener bolt.
(12) Mark propeller shaft and axle yokes for
assembly alignment. Then disconnect and remove
propeller shaft. On 4 x 4 models, remove both propeller
shafts.
(13) Disconnect wires from park/neutral position
switch, transmission solenoid, and vehicle speed sensor.
(14) Disconnect gearshift cable from transmission
manual valve lever.
(15) Disconnect throttle valve cable from transmission
bracket and throttle valve lever.
(16) On 4 x 4 models, disconnect shift rod from
transfer case shift lever or remove shift lever from
transfer case.
(17) Disconnect transmission fluid cooler lines at
transmission fittings and clips.
(18) Support rear of engine with safety stand or
jack.
(19) Raise transmission slightly with service jack
to relieve load on crossmember and supports.
(20) Remove bolts securing rear support and cushion
to transmission and crossmember. Raise transmission
slightly, slide exhaust hanger arm from
bracket and remove rear support.
(21) Remove bolts attaching crossmember to frame
and remove crossmember.
(22) On 4 x 4 models, remove transfer case.
(23) Remove all converter housing bolts.
(24) Carefully work transmission and torque converter
assembly rearward off engine block dowels.
(25) Hold torque converter in place during transmission
removal.
(26) Lower transmission and remove assembly
from under the vehicle.
(27) To remove torque converter, carefully slide
torque converter out of the transmission.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 08:57 AM   #5
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Thank you guys so much.

I didn't think the 2 bolts securing the shroud that protects the flex plate had to be removed. So dumb of me. Anyway, swap is done, now putting it all back together.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 09:51 AM   #6
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The 13 year old part of me can't help but think of how wrong the original subject is.

Glad you got it done tho!
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Unread 01-27-2015, 10:22 AM   #7
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Bwahahahaha!!!!
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