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Old 11-21-2012, 10:38 AM   #27
neamerjell
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Just replaced mine using this tutorial

Thank you very much for making this tutorial (especially the pics)!

As usual, I never attempt a major repair with out somebody available to run to the store to get parts or tools. My definition of major repair is anything beyond replacing the air filter or spark plugs. Its just smart to never work alone, you never know when you'll need some help.

Things I discovered while doing this repair:

7/8" deep well socket works well if you didn't remember that the switch was 22mm

13/16" spark plug socket works well for the transmission mount nut

Make sure your jack is in good working order BEFORE attempting this repair - I was lucky, the transmission only dropped about 1 1/2 to 2 inches so I jacked it back up and put the mount back on in a hurry while Dad went to Harbor Freight and bought a new jack.
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