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Old 06-21-2011, 06:17 PM
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What about just removing the transmission? If that is not beyond your skills you could have it fixed by yourself before the holiday.

I personally wouldn't go to the extra trouble of removing the entire engine to replace the drive plate/damper plate. Seems like it would make more sense to support the engine with a couple of bottle jacks under each exhaust manifold. After removing the two rear mounts, drive shaft coupling, hoses, electrical connections, shift cable etc... just raise the engine a few inches and unbolt the transmission.

It's really not that hard if you are mechanically inclined at all, in fact I think the hardest part of the job that requires the most patience is aligning the drive shaft when you are finished.
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