7-8. TRANSMISSION/TRANSFER CASE REMOVAL (4L80E) (Cont' )
Torque converter must be removed with the transmission as an
assembly. Keep transmission level. The converter may slide off
front of transmission and cause injury to personnel or damage to
Do not use hands to free transmission/transfer case assembly of
hangups or snags. Use prybar to avoid injury.
Always remove the transmission/transfer case assembly slowly and
watch for the following: binding or hard to move means that something
may still be connected that must be removed; ensure that wiring, lines,
cables, and rods are not in the path of the removal.
Move transmission (2) and transfer case (3) rearward to clear engine (1).
Lower transmission (2) and transfer case (3) slowly.
Remove transmission (2) and transfer case (3) from under vehicle.
If vehicle is moved because of limited shop space or tactical move-
ment, damage to the engine and vehicle may occur. To prevent
damage, an engine/transmission support sling can be installed.
FOLLOW-ON TASKS: Prepare transmission for disassembly (para. 7-10).