I'm just a general wrench monkey and have no experience with transmissions. Is this something somewhat easy to do or am I going to have to pay mechanic? It's am 07 Unlimited Sahara with 69k on it btw.
Hereís a summary of some of the things the FSM says you need to do:
1. Disconnect TRS connectors and shift cable.
2. Remove oil pan bolts and oil pan (one bolt is special and has sealer on it).
3. Remove oil filter (I had them replace mine when they replaced my TRS).
4. Remove valve body bolts and valve body carefully as there are two springs that may fall out.
5. Remove TRS.
6. Reverse to install (torque each bolt to specs, seal properly, and add proper amount of ATF+4)
It mentions performing a Quick Learn procedure if the Valve Body was reconditioned, but since it wasnít then I wouldnít think it is necessary. If it is necessary you need a Scan Tool.
I also seem to remember reading about a procedure to learn/re-learn the shifter positions from the TRS, but I canít find it now (itís not in the TRS removal/installation section).
Itís not as complicated as upgrading your gears (I had a shop do it), and itís more detailed than doing a lift (I did my own lift), and can be a bit messy (when you drop the pan thereís a lot of fluid that wants to spill out).
I donít know what a (good) Dealer would charge to replace it, but I would think you could get a quote and then see how much you would save by doing it yourself.
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