Basically there is more than one approach to do the installation
- Remove the upper and lower heat shield and work around everything in place. The upper heat shield needs to be bent in order to get it out completely but can also be slid out of the way to access each cap individually. This does work well with the new directions and the right tools. A long handle right angle needle nose pliers is a must here. We have gotten quite good at this and we can do both in about 2 hours. The needle nose is sold on our site. This is our recommended method.
- Remove the upper and lower heat shield and disconnect the y-pipe and rotate it out of the way. This is how the instructions are written and if you have it on a lift this will be the quickest way to do the work. Experience mechanics can do this approach in less than two hours.
- Cut the y-pipe, remove it for installation, and then splice it back together. This has also been done by a couple customers.
- Remove the transmission cross member, remove the y-pipe and heat shields. This has been done by multiple customers, and we have done this also. You will more than likely break off one or two bolts on the cross member, but this does give you the most room. However, the transmission moves around a bit more when you are pressing the servos in.
This video does not include a band adjustment. For that, refer to the the detailed instructions. Please read the directions before you attempt the install.
Other Installation Files
|Here are directions on how to do a partial transmission removal for the LS, Mustang, and T-Bird|
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|Here are directions on how to take the Ohm readings for the solenoids at the PCM Connector|
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|Here are the directions on how to properly check the fluid level|
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|Here are the directions on how to chamfer the bores on the 5R55E and 4R44 Series|
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***Note: If there is not a potential installer in your area, your best bet is to contact a general automotive repair shop in your area. We highly recommend you do not go to a transmission shop to ask them to put our kit in. In a lot of those attempts, they say "yes we can install that part for you" only to then inspect your car and tell you it is more damaged and needs to be rebuilt.