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So, I'm looking at picking up
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a '95 Seville that (probably) needs a transmission. ~ 160K , good body / leather / rubber.
My ? is: does the entire engine/trans unit have to drop out the bottom to change the trans?
I can probably pick up the car for $150. and a local yard has a trans for $300.

I don't personally want the car, but it would be for my grandson.
Just not sure I'm equipped (or motivated) well enough.

Also needs to happen b4 the snow flies here.
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yes it does.
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:yuck: Thank you for saving me from my overconfident self.
My Perfect 5th Vehicle Would Be A Towtruck

'90 LSC/SE, Black on Black in Black, 347", T5, springs, ground effects.

'94 F150 4X 306, B303

'70 MK III, 76 K miles, pretty but has issues

'01 Durango, the wifes grocery getter.

Previously: '66 Cont'l Coupe, '75 Town Coupe, '79 MK V, '83 MK VI, '86 Cont'l, '94 Cont'l,

'89 MK VII BB

(and I have the unused parts to prove it Wink )
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count on all front wheel drives having to come out together. there is a tool that is like a mini A-Frame that suports the engine or trans so you can remove the other but honestly i think its easier to drop them both. but if you dont have a lift space can get tight, as you need to lift the front of the car like 3 feet. I have dont that with a cherry picker before but wasnt easy or smart.
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Quote:count on all front wheel drives having to come out together. there is a tool that is like a mini A-Frame that suports the engine or trans so you can remove the other but honestly i think its easier to drop them both. but if you dont have a lift space can get tight, as you need to lift the front of the car like 3 feet. I have dont that with a cherry picker before but wasnt easy or smart.
Thanks for the reply, but I wasted $ on a carfax report, then looked @ the value / mileage on the car and decided it was nowhere near wasting my time on. Hard to imagine that the car would only have a value of $380.
My Perfect 5th Vehicle Would Be A Towtruck

'90 LSC/SE, Black on Black in Black, 347", T5, springs, ground effects.

'94 F150 4X 306, B303

'70 MK III, 76 K miles, pretty but has issues

'01 Durango, the wifes grocery getter.

Previously: '66 Cont'l Coupe, '75 Town Coupe, '79 MK V, '83 MK VI, '86 Cont'l, '94 Cont'l,

'89 MK VII BB

(and I have the unused parts to prove it Wink )
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#6
I have had the engine/trans out of a 95 Seville before. I thought I had gone stupid when I was working on it...took a whole day to drop the engine/trans/cradle, then another day to unhook all of the lines, wires, exhaust, another day to drop the oil pan and clean the pick-up and replace the pump, another to put everything back together in the cradle, and then another to get it all back up into the body, hooked up and running. I am talking a solid week to pull an engine and replace an oil pump....I asked the caddy tech at the local dealership what it paid by the book to do the job and he said 40.3 hours. You definately did not want any part of that job.
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#7
I have to congratulate you on being able to do the job in basically book time. Thinking of it from the $ side, that's ~ $4k :eek:, and this car (162 K reported miles) if it was "nice" only had an NADA value of $3800.

It wasn't "nice" enough.
Owner had parked it, bought a bmw, wrapped IT around a tree and is now a quadriplegic.
My Perfect 5th Vehicle Would Be A Towtruck

'90 LSC/SE, Black on Black in Black, 347", T5, springs, ground effects.

'94 F150 4X 306, B303

'70 MK III, 76 K miles, pretty but has issues

'01 Durango, the wifes grocery getter.

Previously: '66 Cont'l Coupe, '75 Town Coupe, '79 MK V, '83 MK VI, '86 Cont'l, '94 Cont'l,

'89 MK VII BB

(and I have the unused parts to prove it Wink )
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#8
before you drop the dough on a trans for the [url="http://www.mccarthychevrolet.com"]chevy[/url], check the drive shaft. mine went bad first and took the trans with it. didnt know that and guess what happened to the second trans.
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#9
go for it, the great thing about an old [url="http://www.mccarthychevrolet.com"]chevy [/url]is the parts are cheap and easy to fix or install yourself without any of that fancy computer nonsense
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