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Replacing my AOD transmission in my 97 LX.

Discussion in '1989 - 1997 Ford Thunderbird' started by Crzywyte90, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:53 AM.

  1. Hey guys. What am I up against doing this in the garage without a lift? Impossible? Not recommended? Or just a pain? My transmission needs to come out, and there is a new one already built well and j-modded by monster transmissions. Am I getting into a disaster trying to replace the transmission without it being up on a lift? Let me know!
  2. captrick

    captrick Active Member Lifetime Donor

    In my younger days I use to jack the car up high enough to slide the transmission user on a floor jack. I would put cement blocks under the tires to keep the car stable. I put a 2 x 4 vertically in the block so the car wouldn’t roll. Then I made a plate to fit on the jack where the cup on the arm would be so I had a flat surface for the tranny to sit. I welded a small piece of pipe to the bottom of the plate to put in the hole of the arm to keep it from sliding off the jack. As I became older and smarter I bought a lift and borrow a friends tranny jack. Good luck Rick

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