I'm having the same problem right now but this is the options I have come up with... If you can, remove the cross member. On my truck the bolts are rusted and seized, I tried copious amounts of penetrating oil to no avail. Be careful with heat because there is a gas line hidden on the frame member right above where the cross member is bolted on.(I'd avoid heat.) Option two... Drill holes through the cross member and make them large enough to get your socket through to the bolts. Care must be taken line the holes up with the bolts. It shouldn't weaken the cross member enough to worry about. Option three... and I do not know if this will work. Remove the bolts from the motor mounts and check and remove anything that can be crushed between the motor and the firewall. Then jack your engine and tranny up just enough to give you enough clearance to get those pesky bolts out. I think this would be a last resort though. Option four... Heat and bend a wrench to fit onto the bolts but still clear the cross member. Let the wrench cool down before use... Or maybe buy an offset box head wrench? Option five... When in doubt, phone your local Chevy dealer and ask to speak to a mechanic. Ask him (or her), something like... "Hey, how do you change the Transmission Fluid out in a 1994 Chevy truck with the cross member?" "Is there a special tool or trick?" Option six... Go to a Jiffy Lube or some such place and let them worry about it... Ask the price first. Good luck, please post what works best.
NEW ANSWER: You don't have to do any of that stuff. Just get a 1/4 inch drive socket and it will fit right on the back bolts of the transmission pan and remove them. Then tilt pan foreward and it will come right out. It's no big job what so ever. Easy.
It will be on the back of the transmission where the drive shaft goes in, and bolted to the cross member
unbolt mount jack up trans unbolt cross member and reassemble
It is up inside the driverside frame rail, back by the transmission cross member.
It is up in the driverside frame rail back by the transmission cross member.
Yes, the cross member is under the load on a 1989 Chevy van.
No you do not, it is not in the way. First remove the transfur case from the back of the transmission. Then you will have enough room to remove the trans.
It is up inside the frame rail, back beside the transmission cross member on the driver side.
It is up in the frame rail on the driver side, close to the transmission cross member.
Its bolted to the frame rail on driver side of truck close to transmission cross member.
It is up inside of the driverside frame rail back by the transmission cross member.
The transmission mount for a 91 camaro rs is near the tail end of the transmission. It is connected on the top portion of the cross member. If you do not know what the cross member looks like, look underneathe the car and find the tail end of the transmission, where the drive shaft is inserted, and you will see a bar going underneathe the transmission connecting to the frame on either side of the transmission. The transmission mount sits right on top of the cross member. You will have to take the cross member off to get to the mount.
Yes but you will have to change the Trans and also add Chevy motort mount brackest to the cross member.
Some could be's, Bad u-joints in driveshaft, Bad transmission mount. Transmission cross member loose.
What exactly are you trying to replace? The crossmember the transmission sits on? I have an 87, and it has a cross member under the transfer case, while the transmission just bolts to the back of the engine. If you have a 2WD model, maybe it goes under the transmission, since there's no transfer case? Anyhow, it's a simple bolt-on part... you'll need a transmission jack to hold up the transmission while you remove the cross member, and you simply unbolt it.
Basicly any General Motors transmission except Chevy will interchange. May need to change drive shaft for length and diameter of the yoke that goes in the transmission, but as far as bolting to the motor and the cross member, it's anything goes.
It is up in the frame rail on driver side, close to the transmission cross member.
It is in the frame rail on driverside, back by the Transmission cross member. You will have to lay down under the truck, and look up into the frame.
It will but mods are reqd. I believe it is 6" longer so have to relocate cross member and probably use diff flywheel or dual, 400 starter and probably a cable shifter as well.
It is up inside the drivers side frame rail, Back where the transmission cross member is. Kinda behind the drivers seat.
In an automatic version it will either be a TH350 or TH400. Both will bolt to the engine, the trans cross member may be different though. Some of the older vehicles had additional holes in the frame for moving the cross member for the different length transmissions.
Yes...and most of them came with the 700r4. If it wasn't originally equipped the 700r4 then you may have to change the tranny cross member.
Slide in under the truck behind the drivers door and look UP IN THE FRAME RAIL and you will see it. It will be close to the transmission cross member where it bolts to the frame.
Remove the transmission oil plug, drain the oil, remove the filter (if it has one) and replace it, replace the plug, fill the transmission oil until it reaches the dipstick cross hatching, cycle the transmission, check the fluid again and top it off. You want something more specific, we need to know what model of 95 Chevy you're talking about and what the transmission is.