I had family in town this weekend, so I wasn't able to get as much done as I wanted to, but I spent some time yesterday evening doing odd jobs. I removed the windshield and started the process of removing the transmission. I had to stop so I do some research to make sure I was doing it correctly! When I removed the cross member for the transmission, I saw some transmission fluid leaking. I have the jack in place so when I get home tonight, I'm going to try my hand at lowering it down. As always, here are some pics. Sorry for the poor quality...I'm using my iPhone!
Removed the windshield. I've loosened the hinges but will have to wait until the dash is removed to finish.
Here's a pic of the cross member of the transmission. If you look closely, you can see how wet it is.
What my finger looked like after touching the cross member.
Removed! When I removed it, the transmission housing dropped about 6 inches, so I want to get it out ASAP!
Boxer's public enemy #1 right now!
The shifter...I've already removed the screws to loosen the plate.
My goal this week is to drop the transmission and perhaps get the tub off, which is going to be a PITA.
BTW thanks for the electrical advice. Most of the wiring seems to be in piss poor shape so I'll do my best to replace as needed, although I might be doing the cut and crimp method!
On the other hand, does anybody have a recommendation on how to remove rust from bolts, nuts, and washers?