Place a brick or block of wood behind the back tires. You will need a proper engine support fixture to carry the weight of the engine and transmission once the sub frame is removed, to keep it in place. The Strato buckets were standard equipment along with a console, but a notchback bench seat with center armrest was a no-cost option. Raise the jack to support the transmission. Had the transmission serviced and the fluid was almost black and there was a excessive amount of metal or tcc material in the bottom of the pan.
However, on rare occasions, gear teeth do chip or wear down to a point where the transmission will not shift properly. Remove the exhaust pipe bracket and cable holder from the torque converter cover. Behind the bumper were new reinforcements mounting panels made from aluminum rather than steel to reduce weight. It has an aggressive stance that is really eye catching. New power ratings were put into effect, requiring manufacturers to post net horsepower with all accessories installed vs. Other changes included a revised instrument panel and door panel trim.
Interior trim also received minor revisions, and a bench seat with center armrest returned as a no-cost option to the standard Strato bucket seats and console. Tcb is a module fuse. Loosen the remaining bolts enough to allow the fluid to drain out after placing the drain pan and extension under the transmission. Use safety chains to stabilize the transmission. Remove any electrical connectors and vacuum lines from the transmission. For more information and replacement procedures on this type of switch, please see. Remove the nuts on the starter motor with a socket and ratchet.
Secure the wires to the clips. Wont go into gear or while your driving just goes idle. Pry the shift cable off of the shift lever with a small screwdriver. Remove the bolts using the ratchet set. It was also shifting erratically when I'd first take off, until I reached about 50mph but I added some Lucas Trans. Over time, your vehicle's radiator can corrode and wear out, causing leaks and overheating.
This was the last year of the two-door coupe. Smaller than the hulking and , but positioned to be nimbler and more performance oriented than the slightly less bulky and , the new Grand Prix was designed to outshine the upscale and B-bodied performance-oriented intermediate. Move the transmission backward to disengage the transmission from the engine block dowel pins. Pinch the housing tabs on the bracket together with pliers. Remove the engine splash pan and inner fender lining that is secured by plastic rivets.
Mark the location and orientation of the spark plug wires with masking tape and marker. So, I am concerned about this issue and wondered where I can seek assistance. Continue to remove the lug nuts and pull the wheels off the wheel hub. Thank you for your time. In back the taillights were simplified to eliminate the weighty pot metal bezels that created the horizontal stripe effect in 1976.
Inside, a new instrument panel hosted dual airbags, much larger and easier to use controls, and seatbelts were moved to the B-pillars rather than the doors on sedans only; coupes retained the automatic seatbelt design. Ball joints will have to be disconnected, frame bolts, any harnesses and lines connected to the sub frame will have to be removed, etc. Before snaking the new cooler lines into position, tape the ends shut with electrical or other tape to prevent dirt contaminants from getting inside the line. Remove the nut holding the radius rod to the front crossmember. This version of the A-body also received some sheetmetal revisions for 1981.
Then remove the battery from the engine and battery tray underneath the battery. Connect the transmission fluid cooler lines to the transmission. If you have a Pontiac Grand Prix, replacing the radiator is a fairly difficult project because you must remove so many engine components before you can replace the radiator. All models now came standard with the Buick 231 cu in 3. Pull the transmission cooler lines off of the transmission. You can use a prybar to help disconnect the two components.