Having problems with your 1997 Lexus ES 300 ?
Transmission Removal & Installation 1997 ES300
\015 I know it takes about 11-12 hrs of labor to do it but how difficult is swapping out a transmission on a 1997 ES300. Are there any special Lexux-only tools required or any sticking points that anyone knows about. I can turn a wrench and have swapped engines out before so I know the value of asking those who have done it before. Thanks in advance\015
\015\012Well if you took 11 or 12 hours to swap out a transmission you would not be a mechanic for long, I used to get them out in about an hour to hour and a half, depending on how hungry I was. You will have to take the lower tie ball joint loose on the side the transmission comes out with drop the tie rod end remove the brakes on that side swing the a frame out and pull the axle half shaft out on the same side disconnect the shifting mechanism unhook the wire harness unbolt the cooling lines to the radiator remove bolts from transmission for tork converter remove bolts from bell housing (Assuming it's automatic) and disconnect the motor mount and transmission mount and spend some money here to get one of us to help you threw the process as your going to need a lot of information, since you have a computer you can go to http://www.alldatadiy.com and buy the .subscrption, see it took me longer to type this than to have done the job myself, I'm a slow typer.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 1997 Lexus ES 300
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