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2004 Removing Manual Transmission

Old September 27th, 2011, 9:46 PM
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Got the transmission back and going to start reinstalling. Purchase the GM DVD manual from this forum. It was $25.00 and well worth the money.

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It needed some synchro's and bearings in the differential
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Old October 1st, 2011, 5:41 PM
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Trans is back in all is good. Here what we changed

Rebuilt Trans
New Clutch
New Throw Out bearing
Resurfaced Flywheel
Rebuilt Rack & Pinion
New Struts
New Tie Rods
New Radiator Hoses
New Prestone
New Power Steering fluid
New Hydraulic Clutch Fliud
New Serpentine Belt and Pully
New Fuel Filter
Added Power Windows. Power Mirrors and reinstalled amplifiers and sercurity system

Added Side Skirts
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Old October 1st, 2011, 6:50 PM
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Whew, that's a lot of work. Thanks for the update.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Thanks for all the pictures, I am in the process of pulling the trans in my 04 cavalier because the slave cylinder is leaking and your pictures helped a lot!!!
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Old July 27th, 2014, 10:47 PM
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Do you need to remove the transmission from the car to replace the clutch. Or can I just pull it to the drivers side wheel well? Thank you
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Old July 28th, 2014, 10:01 PM
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You might be able to pull it to the side, but I think it did not move enough to get the clutch out. If you cut a piece off the cross member the trans will come out and you don't have to drop the front suspension.
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 5:02 PM
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Do you have a special technique for reinstalling the transmission? Mine is eating my lunch trying to get it back into the car. 2 days, several skinned knuckles, and still no bueno. I tried raising it in back end first, front end first, and still there is interference. You mentioned trimming part of the cross-member. Is that the one on the drivers side that loops under the end of the transmission?
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Old April 17th, 2016, 2:50 PM
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Is this for a 04 chevy venture
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Old January 18th, 2019, 6:30 PM
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Originally Posted by spedaleden View Post

One bolt on inside of motor was hanging me up. Could only see through passengers side wheel well.
Thanks for the tip. It was driving me crazy why it wouldn't separate. Through the passenger wheel well is literally the only place you can see it from.
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Old April 14th, 2019, 5:46 AM
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