How to Replace a Transmission (Full DIY Guide)

31 Grd 2018
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Transmission removal, replacement, and installation. Learn how to remove a transmission so you can replace your clutch or flywheel, or so you can rebuild your transmission and install a new one in your car or truck.
In this video I show you the 10 simple steps on how to replace a transmission. I am doing this on a rear wheel drive 98 Mustang but the process is very similar on other rear wheel drive, front wheel drive, and even automatic cars and trucks. Each detailed step will allow you to learn how to remove a transmission yourself so you can replace a clutch, flywheel, rear main seal, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, or just swap transmissions.
Transmission Removal Checklist Download (FREE):
How to Replace a Clutch and Flywheel:
Transmission Jack:
12 Ton Jack Stands:
Dust Mask:
Dust Filters:
Flex-Head Ratchet:
Torque Wrench:
Extendable Ratchet:
Ratcheting Wrench Set:

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  • To answer the most common questions in the comments section: 1.) Quality videos like this take a lot of time to produce. This and the next took me over 300hrs. 2.) Follow me on Instagram "ChrisFixit" for daily updates and tips and tricks. 3.) The exhaust on the car is the performance exhaust, just used on the track. 4.) The speedometer is fine... it spun all the way around at the last drift event and I havent had a chance to take the gauge cluster out and push it back to the other side of the peg. 5.) The other red Mustang is from this video:

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 metus
    • Hey Chris how do I fix a bad trans leak could that be a rear main seal

      Thomas WalterThomas WalterPrieš dieną
    • 9n o yi×

      Shovan RagbirShovan RagbirPrieš 8 dienų
    • @Cody Mutton Omg yes!!!

      Matthew WallaceMatthew WallacePrieš 12 dienų
    • you should turbo or supercharge the mustang

      Cody MuttonCody MuttonPrieš 14 dienų
    • Love that mustang

      Matthew WallaceMatthew WallacePrieš 16 dienų
  • Hey cris first of all I would like to say thanks for your help you are the first person good explain in details with super experience mechanic guy please continued I'm waiting for next video but I have a question my Honda accord 2012 is not working the redditor fun how I may fix do you have any video for that or may you upload new video for that ? Thanks

    Searino searinoSearino searinoPrieš 16 val
  • Where are you located can i bring my van to you so you can fix it fir me nobody know how to fix it ???

    Halo GuyHalo GuyPrieš 21 val
  • How can you tell if your transmission is completely garbage and not fixable? My trans skips at 10 mph 20 and 30 and the colder the car the worse it is but it never truly goes away.

    Isaiah BarronIsaiah BarronPrieš dieną
  • DIY ... Forget it!

    Random.LordRandom.LordPrieš dieną
  • Dude you are amazing I recommend when you are done playing with your toys get a job teaching mechanics in a tech school you will be a legend Thank you so much!!

    FLOODK9FLOODK9Prieš 3 dienas
    • Maybe one day! Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • Why do you have two mustangs there’s a mustang behind your mustang

    Eoghan BarrettEoghan BarrettPrieš 3 dienas
    • That’s from this video:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • Chris' videos show you how to screw your mechanic

    SamLeo678SamLeo678Prieš 4 dienas
  • All the MT-82 Mustang boys here

    blue5slowblue5slowPrieš 4 dienas
  • You didn't change the transmission ....

    Joshua CatoJoshua CatoPrieš 4 dienas
  • your so fucking annoying god damn all you do is talk

    Ronald CoutureRonald CouturePrieš 5 dienų
  • This channel is literally a car mechanic college degree

    Jaden RodriguezJaden RodriguezPrieš 5 dienų
  • Hey Chris your videos are great and they helped me replace my rotors, pads and hub assemblys on my truck!! Thank you! I was wondering if it's common for auto part stores to rent transmission jacks and that (what I assume) hydraulic jack you used to lift your car similar to in this video? Also how do I know when my transmission needs a rebuild? Thanks for the help!

    Nick NoordaNick NoordaPrieš 6 dienų
  • thats simple.

    Roldan BijisRoldan BijisPrieš 7 dienų
  • Any tips on how to take off the drive shaft if I dont have a ebrake

    Zachary CalvertZachary CalvertPrieš 7 dienų
  • Where do you get all these torque specs? My owner's manual is pretty thin in that section.

    RedassAg19RedassAg19Prieš 7 dienų
  • After getting a car and repairing a few things on it myself i see why mechanics be charging hella.

    Jordahn BrunsonJordahn BrunsonPrieš 7 dienų
  • I am thinking about making my automatic 95 mustang into a manual, is there any way u could make that a vid? It doesn't have to be the same model, just an example! Love your vids!

    Dawson MaynardDawson MaynardPrieš 7 dienų
  • And Chris fix his videos in one of them it says there’s always gonna be a problem in your car so for somebody to say if somebody is here with their car not broken and she still enjoys video yeah that’s cool but there’s always gonna be a problem in your car

    Dylan WrightDylan WrightPrieš 8 dienų
  • Well that old Speedo sensor does not worked anyway.

    kzok kzokkzok kzokPrieš 8 dienų
  • Will all these steps apply with a automatic transmission? For instance, I don't have a shifter to remove ect

    DesertRider760DesertRider760Prieš 8 dienų
  • Nice work!

    Swagpillage 1Swagpillage 1Prieš 9 dienų
  • Chris, does a f150 tDanny come out the same?

    Danny OlmsteadDanny OlmsteadPrieš 9 dienų
  • Anyone else notice that he has two mustangs?

    ツrynzツrynzPrieš 9 dienų
    • The other Mustang is from this video:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • The transmission in my 1998 Isuzu Rodeo had to be replaced because it would not shift at all, it had to be towed to a transmission shop to get a rebuilt transmission, also is was automatic.

    Arconnelly 53Arconnelly 53Prieš 9 dienų
    • Darn, thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • Just noticed this, you had no MPH when you were test driving. The needle was not moving at all.

    TJ EclipseTJ EclipsePrieš 10 dienų
  • You should do a video on swapping out an automatic transmission to manual!!

    leeouelleeouelPrieš 11 dienų
    • Thanks for the video idea!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 10 dienų
  • Why is there another Stang in the back?

    Liam KissaneLiam KissanePrieš 11 dienų
    • The other red Mustang is from this video:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 10 dienų
  • the most organized man on the internet ,i love it

    Jason SilverJason SilverPrieš 11 dienų
  • I like watching Chris's videos as they are very informative and he has a very pleasant disposition. If I made these videos they would be R rated. They would be full of expletives that would make a sailor blush as I bash my hand with a tool, bad overt sexual innuendos ( like his inadvertent "lube it up so it doesn't go in dry," that's what she said) and violence as I throw tools when I break things and screw things up and make my grown son, who Is helping me, cry. Yeah good times. Thanks again Chris for making great videos so that these people don't have to be tormented by someone like me.

    That was InterestingThat was InterestingPrieš 11 dienų
  • Me: Happy to have succeeded to change a handle Chris fix: so today I’m gonna change a transmission

    Justin Ducharme PaquetJustin Ducharme PaquetPrieš 11 dienų
  • Bro I love your videos. Your process always goes so smooth. it would be cool to do a blooper reel that shows the reality of wrenching.. Spilled fluids, bleeding knuckles, stripped/broken bolts, forgetting to put a part back in and having to tear it apart again, multiple parts runs to store. You know, just all the stuff that goes wrong when you're wrenching on something.

    Joey PJoey PPrieš 11 dienų

    Sus CriberSus CriberPrieš 11 dienų
  • Beautiful work.

    Arm The CreativeArm The CreativePrieš 11 dienų
  • why is 2 mustangs

    yoooyoooPrieš 12 dienų
  • well made video, this is good stuff

    Codi ServilleCodi ServillePrieš 13 dienų
  • Any current video of the driftstang

    ted celestinoted celestinoPrieš 13 dienų
  • lol, you should make chris fix labeled zip ties, what with that pro ziptie job

    Taylor RussellTaylor RussellPrieš 13 dienų
  • Very well done Chris. and I'm so impress about your excellent camera angle. While your doing the road test speedo meter doesn't work why is that.

    Hasithe KathriarachchiHasithe KathriarachchiPrieš 15 dienų
  • Hi Chris, Can you make videos next time? that how to diagnose the problem in car?

    Ashique AashAshique AashPrieš 15 dienų
  • lol those cat converters are totally not gutted and rewelded

    Dawson GoettDawson GoettPrieš 15 dienų
  • Anyone else notice that he never removed that nut on the down pipe?

    The Lost BoyThe Lost BoyPrieš 15 dienų
  • I noticed the front wheels stick out passed the fenders while the rear wheels looked as if they were tucked in. How come?

    Ovi305Ovi305Prieš 15 dienų
  • Why are you putting automatic transmission fluid in a manual transmission

    ExpeditiousExpeditiousPrieš 15 dienų
  • I broke my finger while helping my dad with the transmission

    n4533m47n4533m47Prieš 16 dienų
  • But my cars different 😞

    Homar CalderonHomar CalderonPrieš 16 dienų
  • 11:54 he broke it lol

    PinchPeak5203PinchPeak5203Prieš 17 dienų
  • Always love your videos!! Really appreciate you putting these tutorials together. Is it just me or is your speed sensor needing to be replaced??? haha Noticed your were speeding at 0 mph on the test drive LOL

    Justin NeputeJustin NeputePrieš 18 dienų
    • Thanks a lot! The needle spun itself around at a drift event one day, and I never got a chance to push it back to the other side haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 17 dienų
  • Oh, I think I might need to replace my TO bearing.

    Chance HauglandChance HauglandPrieš 18 dienų
  • 3:00 whys he randomly screaming at that one lmao

    SatanSatanPrieš 18 dienų
  • The stupendous wrecker bodily guide because dirt comparably spell astride a keen curtain. garrulous, useless power

    Brian kozBrian kozPrieš 18 dienų
  • Who else is here not because they don’t know how to fix there car but because they enjoy the videos

    Tomya RavenscroftTomya RavenscroftPrieš 19 dienų
  • dude, thats just a free 2 step car

    JustGollJustGollPrieš 19 dienų
  • I find it amazing that I watch Chrisfix religiously but I don’t even own a car 😅

    Conan ShingConan ShingPrieš 20 dienų
  • I don't even own a car

    Frosty 46Frosty 46Prieš 20 dienų
  • how'd u scratch ur pan?

    Max BollingerMax BollingerPrieš 20 dienų
  • Hope all the bolts went on the exact places they were from

    Luke WebsterLuke WebsterPrieš 20 dienų
  • Can you show this for a FWD?

    Kasey KilsbyKasey KilsbyPrieš 21 dieną
    • Yes, stay tuned!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 20 dienų
  • U awesome crist

    Paulino AcostaPaulino AcostaPrieš 21 dieną
  • Bro.. you’re getting better and better. Top notch quality.

    Issac FIssac FPrieš 21 dieną
  • Is it true if you replace the trans fluid in an old car that never had a full flush change it will mess the transmission up?

    Julian EJulian EPrieš 21 dieną
  • The people who disliked are mechanics who want money

    Reece DuncanReece DuncanPrieš 21 dieną
  • doesnt ur car takes manual gearshift?

    Neil GuruNeil GuruPrieš 21 dieną
  • in the thumbnail it looks a big speaker

    Neil GuruNeil GuruPrieš 21 dieną
  • Note of safety it does happen and cars will fall if wind blows I'm pretty sure people need to know that really happens, thanks of mentioning 💖💖💖💖✨✨✨✨

    Zoe meowZoe meowPrieš 22 dienas
  • Fix fix fix 😈💖💋💋💋💖💖✨

    Zoe meowZoe meowPrieš 22 dienas
  • Thanks is easy fix people over dramatize 💖💖💖💖✨✨✨✨

    Zoe meowZoe meowPrieš 22 dienas
  • Great video

    Michael brotzmanMichael brotzmanPrieš 22 dienas
  • Is it similar to swap an auto transmission to manual?

    Gian PietraGian PietraPrieš 23 dienas
  • What does a guy need to do to find a whole transmission like that? or engine? or any hard to find part? I'm in the Bahamas btw, but looking at all options.

    Aaron McDonaldAaron McDonaldPrieš 23 dienas
  • Wow man you make someone like me who is trying to learn on their own feel a lot more comfortable about trying something like this as your videos are simple and realistic for an average person. I need to be able to keep my daily runner in good shape. And your videos help eliminate a lot of anxiety and doubt about doing work myself. Thanks for the videos.

    Dorian PayneDorian PaynePrieš 23 dienas
  • how much would it cost to take it to the shop?

    ßæßæPrieš 23 dienas
  • You 95 Vic, is the same color as your mustangs.

    joshua StittsHalljoshua StittsHallPrieš 24 dienas
  • So far the best on fixing cars 👍🏽 great camera angles.

  • That exhaust system look a lot different than it did when he put it in there 3 years ago

    Mr. Arnold vlogsMr. Arnold vlogsPrieš 25 dienų
  • is it good to swap autumatic transmission to manual

    MTB FOR LIFEMTB FOR LIFEPrieš 25 dienų
  • 10:43 chrisfix video quality is so superb he explained a very tight and hard to reach bolt but still managed to get a good camera shot of it for us. 11/10 content man.

    JeshieJeshiePrieš 27 dienų
  • it's good to know how easy this was :-) ... dont know why but somehow it's really fun to watch the process :-)

    Joe MartianJoe MartianPrieš 27 dienų
  • Sooooo anyone notice the speedometer not working? Lol what happened with that? just wondering

    Matthew WickerMatthew WickerPrieš 27 dienų
  • Thanks for the help

    Teddy GameingTeddy GameingPrieš 28 dienų
  • Phuu speedometer broke 😳 😳 😳

    Maximiliano BlankestijnMaximiliano BlankestijnPrieš 29 dienų
  • Chris where were you trainned I am a mechanic but not even upto your level of expertise.

    Bina GartenBina GartenPrieš 29 dienų
  • Will a non gt transmission work in a gt car? Someone please lemme know

    jesse osbornejesse osbornePrieš mėn
  • If I disconnect my battery, will I lose any ECU programming or important internal settings?

    LeroyLeroyPrieš mėn
  • Looks like good and thanks.

    Mohammad Siddiq AmonMohammad Siddiq AmonPrieš mėn
  • A front-wheel-drive transmission is a completely different beast, not at all like a rear-wheel drive trans 27:51

    Daniel O'ConnorDaniel O'ConnorPrieš mėn
  • This has to be one of the best videos done DIY for cars ever. Seriously absolute pro status here. Setting the standard. The transitions in the video!! Everything! Kudos sir.

    Corey Grandmaison ArchiveCorey Grandmaison ArchivePrieš mėn
  • Why does his voice sounds different? 13:30

    AndyAndyPrieš mėn
  • i hate the smell of ATF sooo badly... especially when its burnt.... nasty!!

    Thump3r22Thump3r22Prieš mėn
  • Question I have a bmw 545i 2004 the auto transmission was bad and I want to replace it but don’t want to pay thousands at the dealership but I don’t know of any safe and legit transmission sellers can someone recommend me some sites

    Jesus BenitezJesus BenitezPrieš mėn
  • Face reveal

    Liam Pro xLiam Pro xPrieš mėn
  • Hey chris idk if I commented on this vidoe a bit back but im working on my step dads mustang (ill own it of i work on it)and its the same thing that happend to yours the throw out bearing messed up

    Alabama Psycho14Alabama Psycho14Prieš mėn
  • 👍👍👍👍 :-)

    Bodesorn PiyaBodesorn PiyaPrieš mėn
  • Why do I feel like I fixed the car with him? I got all excited when he went on the testdrive as if I fixed it along with him. Nice work Chrisfix

    Boe JidenBoe JidenPrieš mėn
  • 14:53 pointing where the bolts are with the universal tool😂

    ChrisChrisPrieš mėn
  • hey chris, what is the transmissons name. im trying to transmission swap my car rn. and i need to order the same transmission :(

    toby outoby ouPrieš mėn
  • What about an automatic trans?

    Paul AmarantePaul AmarantePrieš mėn
  • Damn. That dust mask isn't on that Amazon link anymore. Do you have a model on that?

    Gerald ArndtGerald ArndtPrieš mėn
  • WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Do one on the del sol

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