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How do u remove a transmission on a 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX. 4.6L


i would follow step by step

i would follow step by step manual with pics - if you don't have one try alldatadiy.com.

thanks. it seems a little

thanks. it seems a little harder than I thought it would be.

Removal (Cougar, Crown

Removal (Cougar, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Mark VIII, Mustang, Thunderbird & Town Car) Raise and support vehicle. Remove torque converter access cover and adapter plate bolts from lower left side of torque converter housing. Drain transmission fluid (including torque converter). Mark torque converter-to-flexplate position for installation reference. Remove 4 torque converter-to-flexplate nuts. Turn crankshaft clockwise (as viewed from front) to access nuts. Mark position of yokes and remove drive shaft. See DRIVE SHAFT ALIGNMENT article. Disconnect and remove speedometer sensor from extension housing. Remove starter. Remove rear mount-to-crossmember bolts and 2 crossmember-to-frame bolts. Remove 2 engine rear support-to-extension housing attaching bolts. Disconnect throttle valve linkage rod or cable from transmission. Remove cable from bracket. Remove bracket from bellhousing. Disconnect manual rod from transmission manual lever. Remove 2 bellcrank bracket-to-torque converter housing bolts. Disconnect Transmission Range (TR) sensor wires. Position jack under transmission. Secure transmission to jack using a safety chain. Raise transmission slightly. Remove engine support-to-crossmember bolts. Remove crossmember-to-frame bolts. Remove crossmember, insulator support and damper. Remove any interfering exhaust system hardware. Lower jack slightly to access oil cooler lines. Disconnect oil cooler lines from transmission. Plug openings. Remove lower torque converter-to-housing bolts. Remove transmission filler tube. Slide transmission to rear, and lower it from vehicle

Great detailed info. Thank

Great detailed info. Thank you very much.

no problem hope all goes well

no problem hope all goes well let me know how it turns out :)

Answer is lame. Remove

Answer is lame.
Remove driveline? Just one sentence? Never pulled this transmission on a Bird car have you? On the 1989-97 birds with independent suspension it is difficult. Sounds like a very generic explanation. Heck the explanation could be for Chevrolet truck and still be mostly valid!
The Thunderbird's driveline is sandwiched between and over the gas tank. Yes, the gas tank has a depression that the driveline goes over. The gas tank completely covers most of the driveline. You can't get the driveline out without removing the gas tank or the rear differential. The description was lame as it failed to mention the particular to this vehicle details and left much out of the description. The service manual is a great source.


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