Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Geismar, LA, USA
Re: Fresh AOD
Okay- this has been giving me trouble. I spent a lot of time removing it (alone) because everything was so disgusting from my oil leak that I was having trouble telling a bolt from a knuckle. However, I got it removed last Sunday and had to call it a day due to a failing shoulder.
Today I positioned the transmission for install, which was a job in itself. I had to carry it 20 yards across the driveway to the wagon, then slide it under the car while the jack (that was holding up the wagon, since my jackstands don't hold the car high enough to clear the transmission) was slowly losing its height (it's older than I). Then, I positioned the jack behind the transmission, lifted the transmission while laying under the car, and pushed the jack under it with my leg. If any of you have picked up an AOD, you know how hard that can be.
Then, I attempted to install the torque convertor, but my EGR piping from my true dual exhaust was too close to the transmission to fit the TC onto the shafts. I took care of that by placing a block under the tailshaft of the transmission, angling the front downward, which gave JUST enough space to slide the TC into place (if any of you swap a TC, be sure to wiggle/spin it until it clicks four times- and be sure to spin each input shaft to be sure they're seated all the way before installing the TC).
I had to call it a day after all that (even though it didn't take entirely too long) due to my back feeling as though I ripped it into two pieces from lifting and carrying the AOD so much (and I blew the fuse on the outlet that was powering my work light).
I have pictures of it after paint, but don't feel like posting them right now- I'll get them done tomorrow.