Download Removal & Installation (“L”, “M”, “S” & “T” Series) 1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. Drain transmission fluid. Remove transmission filler tube, and plug opening. Disconnect shift linkage. Mark drive shaft(s) for reassembly reference, and remove from vehicle. 2. On “L” and “T” series, remove transfer case-to-transmission bolts. Disconnect electrical connectors from transfer case. Remove transfer case from transmission. On “L” and “M” series, remove catalytic converter. On “S” and “T” series, remove exhaust crossover pipe. 3. On all models, disconnect transmission cooler lines. Remove starter. Support transmission with transmission jack. Remove torque converter cover. Mark flexplate and torque converter for reassembly reference. Remove flexplate-to-torque converter bolts. Remove transmission rear mount. 4. Remove 2 heat shield-to-transmission bolts. Remove vent hose, fuel lines and electrical connectors from transmission. Remove transfer case shifter and position aside, if equipped. Remove transmission support braces. Note location of braces for reassembly reference. NOTE: DO NOT stretch or damage any cables, wires or other components when lowering transmission. 5. Remove transmission-to-engine bolts. Note location of brackets or clips, and position them aside. Slide transmission straight back, off locating pins, and install Converter Holding Strap (J-21366).