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Old 04-04-2010, 09:50 PM
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Transmission Removal - 2004 F-150 5.4L 4WD

I am replacing the flexplate in a 2004 F-150 Supercab 5.4L 4WD. Does any one know the secret for getting to and removing the two transmission-to-engine bolts on the top of the transmission??


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Long extension over the top of the trans? Is there any access with a wrench from the top?
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Lower the transmission and use a long extension with a swivel socket.
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By "lower the transmission" - do you mean remove the crossmember and lower the rear end of the transmission a little to make more room on top?

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Yes.
The cross member should have been removed by now.
It has to come out to replace the flex plate.
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The crossmember is removed but I was afraid to lower the trasmission. I didn't know how far I could go and didn't want to risk damage to the motor mounts without asking the best way to get those bolts out. Besides - this trick is not in the Ford manual . . .

So would this be the correct procedure (starting with all transmission-to-engine bolts installed:

1. Lower the rear end of the transmission and remove the upper bolts. How much can I lower it?
2. Raise the transmission and remove the remainder of the bolts.
3. Remove transmission and replace flex plate.
4. Install transmission - lower bolts.
5. Lower the rear end of the transmission and install/torque the upper bolts.
6. Torque the remaining lower bolts

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