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Old 07-13-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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Can you cut off part of that screw for the lower transmission anchor? I felt the nut through the frame today and it obviously does not need to be that long. I am asking because I'm going to change it this weekend and I have an automatic, thus difficulties in raising the entire transmission to get it to pop out.. Is there any issue with taking a hack saw and chopping that little bit of extra screw off (of both the old to get it out and the new to get it in) if I run into problems?

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Sounds like a lot more work than simply raising the tranny a bit. Why would it be more difficult with an automatic? You need to jack the tranny to support it for the duration anyway. And if you remove the two mount-to-tranny bolts first, and tip the mount at an angle, you should only need to raise the tranny a minimial distance to clear the stud.
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Its a simple 10 minute job. No need to cut or modify anything.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:10 AM   #4
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I just replaced my transmission mount on my 99SL2. Do as Madpogue said and remove the 2 bolts for the mount to the tranny first. You should only have to jack the tranny up about 2 inches. Make sure you remove one of the bolts to the upper dogbone before you lift the tranny. Also make sure you follow Luke's instruction to loosen the lower dogbone mount and retighten after all your work is done. http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73563
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As others have posted, no "hack job" is necessary.
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You may in fact need that extra length of threaded rod to position your transmission as you re-lower it. (for leverage) Your trans might move around a little bit when it's up. Watch your fingers.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:04 PM   #7
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strange! I had gotten the impression from these boards that it was very difficult to raise an automatic high enough to get it to pop out. I was just going on what people said. Never mind :>
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:13 PM   #8
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Those people might be the folks who did not disconnect the upper dogbone mount first.

I know I tried to replace the lower mount without disconnecting the dogbone and it was a no go. There was still a little wrestling but it didn't require cutting anything.
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