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Drivetrain 1999 AT removal.

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by LEMental, May 26, 2020.

  1. LEMental

    LEMental FEOA Member

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    I need to change the freeze plug behind the transmission bell of my car and that means dropping the transmission. I searched these forums and google and could not find any video guides on how to do this. I have the tools and the willing ness to do it, just need the how to. It will be my first time doing something this big on any car I have owned. Would a chiltons or Hayes show me how?

    I saw the guide for the 2nd gen, but none for the third.
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    Chilton and Hayes manuals suck. Go by the factory service manual.
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    I agree that money spent on a Chilton or Haynes manual would be wasted. There are several sets of the Factory manuals on ebay now. I never buy the ones on a DVD, since they are harder to have with you as you work.
    Good Luck.
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    I have a laptop and tablet. And a printer. Are the DVD manuals the same as paper. Because they are cheaper and, I know I should spring for the expensive option, but money is tight right now due to the pandemic.
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    The only two occurrences of getting a DVD manual involved me being required to join some kind of an 'account' for it to work in my computer. There was no substantial or convincing text about what I was joining or what would be altered on my computer. Without doing that - the info on the DVD would only show up one page at a time, and not let me print the page out. It also wasnt interactive; had to search the manual by paging through it.
    So I said to hell with it. I dont need any firm tracking what my wife or I do on my computer.
    I like that I can pick up any of my hardcopy manuals from the shelves where they stay, and be looking at it, based on the index at the front of the manual. By the way, the manuals for most of my Escorts are more than an inch thick - up to about 1.5 inches. And its thin paper.
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    Definitely going to get the paper ones then. I think I only need Volume one, but, If I can get all three for a good price, I will. I have a set of 99 Cadillac El Dorado manuals, I wonder if I can get someone to trade.
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    At least for my 1995 manual, it's intended to work with Windows 95. I should try it in Linux, just out of curiosity. I have both the printed version and the DVD, but rarely used the DVD. If it matters, I'm old, and Denisond3 is even older.

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