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'95 Ford Taurus, Transmission Removal

Q: I may be removing the transmission from a ‘95 Ford Taurus in the near future and I'm wondering how difficult is this? I have done this type of work before, but only on rear wheel drive cars and trucks. I was told that I would need to remove the engine as well, is this true? The previous times I've removed a transmission I was in a large garage with a lift, but this time it will be in an average size garage with no lift.

- Shawn

A: There is a big difference between removing a transmission from a rear wheel drive vehicle and a front wheel drive vehicle. The vehicle you’ve chosen for you’re first experience is right up there on the high side of challenging, especially when you’re not going to have a lift to work with. Whatever time you think it is going to take you I would suggest double to triple that time. In most cases we’ve found it to be much quicker to just remove the engine and transmission as an assembly and then service the transmission as needed. Depending on which engine the vehicle is equipped with, you may approach it differently but in any case allow ample time and work safely.

 
     
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