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Old 03-20-2010, 22:15   #1 (permalink)
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2003 Crown Vic Transmission Removal Trouble!!!!

Has any of you ever taken out a tranny in the 2003 crown victoria pi? The tranny is ready to drop, just need to get the transmission crossmember/brace out of way. Err I have watched videos on how to remove and all that have got it out are using a garage lift and a large slide hammer. This would be fine if i had the life but I dont and am limited to how much room I have in between the car and cement. Any one .........?????...???:beerbottl
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Re: 2003 Crown Vic Transmission Removal Trouble!!!!

They are hard to remove. The crossbolts pulls the metal in and squeezes it in place. You have to pry it out and before reinstalling it, I hammer the space wider. Also use some antisieze on the sides of the crossmember before installing it. That makes it go in easier.
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They are hard to remove. The crossbolts pulls the metal in and squeezes it in place. You have to pry it out and before reinstalling it, I hammer the space wider. Also use some antisieze on the sides of the crossmember before installing it. That makes it go in easier.
Cool thanks, And I was thinking of that, but was considering the integrity of the framke pocket, and didnt want to have the transmission sitting on a bent crossmember causing a miss alignment of the drive shaft, and transmission.
Thank you I really apreciate the help

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