TRANSMISSION REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - A/T
1988 Jeep Cherokee
1988 Automatic Transmission Removal JEEP
fan shroud and transmission fill tube upper
bracket. Raise vehicle. Remove converter inspection cover and fill
tube. Remove starter.
shafts for reassembly. Disconnect shafts at
transfer case and wire to frame rails. DO NOT allow shafts to hang
free as damage to universal joints may result. On V8 models,
disconnect exhaust pipes from exhaust manifolds. Drain transfer case
lubricant. Disconnect speedometer cable from transmission.
all shift and throttle linkages and wiring
from transmission and transfer case. Mark converter drive plate and
converter for reassembly and remove torque converter-to-drive plate
bolts. Rotate crankshaft to gain access to bolts.
transmission/transfer case assembly with jack and
secure with chain. Remove bolts and rear transmission crossmember.
Lower transmission enough to disconnect cooler lines at transmission.
Remove transmission-to-engine retaining bolts and slowly slide
transmission assembly away from engine.
converter in position while lowering transmission
assembly from vehicle. Separate transmission from transfer case.
To install, reverse removal procedures. DO NOT tighten exhaust pipe attaching bolts until crossmember has been installed and transmission jack has been removed. Make sure all index marks made at removal are aligned. Tighten all bolts to specification and fill transmission and transfer case with fluid.
Application Ft. Lbs. (N.m)
Cooler Line Nuts 25 (34)
Torque Converter-to-Drive Plate Bolts 22 (30)
Transfer Case-to-Transmission Bolts 40 (54)
Transmission-to-Engine Bolts 30 (41)