Ok, jack the truck up and secure it with stands. Remove the bottom 3 bolts of the transfer case. Use a wire or strong bungee cord to hold the starter's weight - do not hang from the starter wiring. To try it without the rental tool, place wrench on fan nut and try to smack…. A transmission fluid flush can be performed without a transmission flush machine - and it's safer for high mileage vehicles. When the switch fails, the engine may not crank or it may start in gear.
We have removed the cross member, removed the engine to trans bolts 3 on each side. Just pull it out and away from the bell housing so that it does not interfere with the removal of the transmission. Remove starter and clutch housing cover. Fair price guide for the price range of a transmission rebuild. May need to cut it though. If equipped, remove right and left side transfer case-to-transmission braces.
Remove the 2 15mm bolts holding the brackets that run from the engine to the transmission I left the engine ends connected. Take the nut off of the trans mount and jack it up to clear the crossmember. S10 transmission removal is manual labor and a two-person job. Soak any other fasteners with penetrating oil. Disconnect the wires from the trans. Note About Radio Code: On many newer vehicles, whenever the battery is disconnected a radio code is needed to get the stereo working again.
Move wiring harness away from transmission oil pan. Follow instructions provided with product. I thought that the dipstick tube should be seated in there firmer, but it does bolt to the bellhousing so I guess it's ok. Disconnected fuel lines may seep small amounts of flammable gasoline. Hopefully the engine was not damaged when the pump broke.
This will allow the pan to drop down on one end so the fluid can drain into your catch pan. Blow through the cooling lines before hooking them back up to the transmission. When the dowel pins are in the dowel holes, install the bell housing bolts. Well that transfer case gave me hell but it lost the war. If so i would try it seperate.
Disconnect electrical connectors from speed sensor and back-up switch. If you had put it in and it would have been right on the flywheel, more than likely it isn't seated right, usually causing the pump to fail. Note: When removing brackets, mark their locations or make a simple drawing showing their locations. Just broke a T50 torx in one. Is there a special tool that I need to have in order to reach them? Disconnect the electrical connectors from the top above the shifter and side just in front of the output tube of the transfer case don't pull on the wires. I tell you it was an adventure, I've never done any thing that major and it was a slight pita.
Two-wheel drive 1994 to 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickups shipped with five-speed manual transmissions from two sources: Borg Warner and New Venture. To make this task easier, remove some or all of the spark plugs from the engine. The job of removing and replacing an automatic transmission is not tremendously difficult - it's just a matter of being prepared, being safe, and following instructions. . Remove the exhaust pipes I was able to get the trans out with having taken the nuts just off the driver's side manifold and leaving the torque converter cover hanging on the cross pipe but it was a near thing. Remove the 2 15mm bolts holding the starter to the engine I also removed the starter and selenoid wires 10mm and 12mm I think, but you may be able to just tuck the starter up into the frame to get it out of the way and leave the electrical stuff hooked up.
Use all 4 studs turning each a little to finish drawing the trans and engine together. When the speed sensor fails the speedometer stops working and shifts may become erratic. Any starter bolts that are not removed now will be removed later from underneath. If you plan to replace the torque converter with a new or rebuilt converter, the old converter must be drained of the fluid in order to use it as a core when purchasing the new or rebuilt converter. I wasted 4 hours trying to remove the dipstick tube at the point the service manual said by fiddling with the stud from the top.
Virtually no work can be performed on an S10 manual transmission installed in the vehicle. Do the same with vacuum hoses and any other parts that might be confusing during installation. Keeping clean fresh fluid in your transmission is the number one thing you can do to protect the transmission from premature failure. Using a fuel pressure gauge, purge fuel system, and disconnect fuel lines. Warning: Do not attempt to draw or force the transmission into position by tightening the bell housing bolts as doing so can crack the bell housing.
The bolt you leave in should be one of bottom bolts that is easy to get too. Secure the starter with a piece of wire or bungee strap. The transmission dipstick tube is also frequently mounted by one of the trans bolts. Use a thin pry bar to loosen the transmission from the engine, since it will frequently be stuck to the mounting dowels. Place the U-joint bolts and hardware in an appropriately marked container. Remove the transmission neutral safety switch wiring, main electrical harness, transmission cooler lines, shift linkage, and disconnect any clips or brackets which may be mounted to the transmission.