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How to change AP1 to AP2 transmission

Old 04-29-2008, 04:52 AM
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Default How to change AP1 to AP2 transmission

It's long but this is how you do it Chronologically -- or perhaps how not to do it!

So here is a Chronological of my weekend (it's long but perhaps worth the read ).

P.S. I removed many of the small items I was going to add (too much) like get out from under car AGAIN 100 times most likely and lie on wrench / socket, rachet etc. I'm bruised from head to toe!


8:00am - Rise and Shine, get dressed make peanut butter and banana sandwich (yum yum).
8:30 - Door bell rings -- My father has arrived.
9:00am - Finish up food, put on coveralls and into the garage we go.
9:00am - 9:05 - remove extra jack, jack stands and sockets from father van
9:05am - 9:20 - remove center console on S2000 and gear shift lever
9:20 - 9:45 - remove air-box, unbolt battery heat shield, disconnect negative battery terminal on battery, remove accessory belt from engine
9:45 - 10:30am - remove header bolts from engine - remove bolt from alternator and loosen second bolt (REALLY tight) -- find some other random bolts to remove and take those off.
10:30 - 11am - remove bolts for air conditioner pump, disconnect wiring harness on back of engine and on A/C unit and remove incorrect start bolt....
11am - 11:30 - jack car up.
11:30 - 12:30 - remove catalytic converter and remainder of header -- remove O2 sensor, disconnect wires from underneath -- remove driveshaft bolts.
12:30 - 1pm - Remove engine bump stop, steering joint and mark for re-attachment.
1 - 1:30pm - break for lunch.
1:30pm - 2:00pm -- Attempt to remove some bolts from transmission there is a total of 9 -- 5 removed hey we are almost there!
2:00pm - 2:30pm -- drop lower subframe and engine about 3 inches
2:30pm - 3:00pm -- Attempt to remove 4 remaining bolts (at the time we thought it was only 2).
3:00pm - 3:30pm -- Drive to Rona, buy torch and return home
3:15pm - 3:30pm -- Heat up bolt -- Still can't be bolts off, so far attempted with 2 foot bar, impact gun lots of leverage can't get them off.
3:30 - 3:45 pm -- snap extension #1 DOH! Snap extension #2 !*$#(*@$&*((*&$
3:45- 4:00pm -- Drive to CanadianTire to purchase some more extensions.
4:00 - 4:30pm -- Wait for service at CanadianTire because they lock everything up.
4:30 - 4:45pm -- Wait at cash with annoying teenage cashier that doesn't know what he is doing -- purchase $70 in extensions decline $2 donation to jump
5:00pm - 5:15pm -- Return home with extensions and 3/8 - 1/2" drive adapter.
5:15pm - 5:45pm -- SUCCESS the 2 bolts are off! But wait there seems to be another bolt.
5:45pm - 6:15pm -- Break for supper
6:15pm - 6:25pm -- Open box for new tranmission pull out and inspect bolt hole locations.
6:25pm - 6:30pm -- Remove top bolt from transmission!
6:30pm - 6:45pm -- Place jack below transmission remove bolts from rear and begin to lower
6:45pm - 7:15pm -- Pry in transmisison swear a lot, hammer a lot and swear some more -- won't come loose
7:15pm - 7:20pm -- Count bolt holes on new transmission .... 9 of them. Count bolts removed... 9 of them.
7:20pm - 7:25pm -- Pry some more on transmission
7:25pm - 7:35pm -- Count bolts again ... still 9
7:35pm - 7:40pm -- Count bolts again ... still 9
7:40pm - 7:50pm -- Hmmm I think we didn't get 9 bolts out, count again... we got 9... we MUST have the wrong bolt out.
7:50pm - 8:00pm -- FOUND IT! Let's get it out.
8:00pm - 8:30pm -- Almost got it.
8:30pm - 8:40pm -- It's out WOOT!
8:40pm - 8:45pm -- Drop transmission pull back remove from under car.
8:45pm - 8:50pm -- Call around (CanadianTire, Home Depot, etc all closed) need 27mm socket to remove transmission flang.... guess we'll wait till tomorrow.
8:50pm - 9:00pm -- Remove clutch, pressure plate, release bearing and flywheel from car.
9:00pm - 9:30pm -- Install new flywheel, clutch, pilot bearing, release bearing and pressure plate.
9:30pm - 10:00pm -- Transfer all wires bolts brackets from old transmission to new transmission, attempt to remove flang with hammer and chisel -- give up.
10:00pm - 10:30pm -- Slide transmission under car on jack
10:30pm - 11:00pm -- try two jacks, still can't get angle right to install transmission
11:00pm - 11:05pm -- get up look at engine ... OH the angle is different then when we removed it.
11:05pm - 11:10pm -- Jack up engine -- get back under car and start sliding tranmission into place.
11:10pm - 11:30pm -- Transmission in place, 2 or 3 bolts now attached.
11:30pm - 12:00pm -- 4 or 5 bolts in place, release fork in place, clutch cylinder reattached.
12:00pm - 1:00pm -- Shower each peanut butter and toast and head to bed.
1:00pm - 1:30pm -- roll in bed in extreme pain.

8am - rise and shine!
8:10am - 9:00 am -- Install 3 bolts on tranmission.
9:00am - 9:30 am -- reconnect wiring harnesses.
9:30am - 10am -- Complete bolting up transmission.
10:00 am - 11:00am -- get FINAL bolt (the one we couldn't see before) back in and everything attached to tranny!
11:00 am - 12:00pm -- Reattach A/C compressor, header, catalytic converter, misc bolts and wires.
12:00 pm - 12:30pm -- Call CanadianTire -- can't find 27mm socket, call Princess auto -- perhaps they have it ... nope.
12:30 pm - 12:35pm -- Fill transmission with oil.
12:35 pm - 12:40pm -- throw transmission in car, head to Princess Auto.
1pm - 2pm -- Find socket at princess auto that fits WOOT! 3/4" drive, They don't sell adapters Call CanadianTire for 36mm socket with 1/2" drive they have it!
2:30pm - 3:00pm-- Arrive at CanadianTire -- wait for service, buy socket head home.(eat some subs from subway)
3:00pm -- 3:10pm -- remove flange from old transmission.
3:10pm - 3:45pm -- remove flange from new transmission with air chissel (it was stuck on there good!) -- swap flanges.
4:00pm - 4:30pm -- reattach driveshaft, steering, access belt and battery.
4:30pm - 4:35pm -- insert shifter.
4:35pm - 4:40pm -- crank her over! Observe wheels turning, clutch operation, shifts smoothly SUCCESS!
4:40pm - 5:00pm -- Lower car off jack stands -- wash hands for the hundreth time, say thanks a million times to my father as he heads home.
5:00pm - 6:00pm -- Clean up some tools etc, reattach airbox.
6:00pm - 6:30pm -- eat supper.
6:30pm - 7:00pm -- double check all bolts and clean up garage a little.
7:00pm - 7:30pm -- Go for drive, get HUGE kick in butt as she accelerates with vigor WOOT!!!!!
7:30pm - 8:00pm -- put car away (move more junk in garage, back in etc).
8:00pm - 8:30pm -- write day 4 blog of Murano.
8:30pm - 9:00pm -- Shower, wash hair 5 times, face 10 times.
9:00pm - 10:00pm -- Post blog for Murano -- Surf the web a bit -- head to bed.

PHEW, what a crazy weekend!
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:54 AM
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Damn James, nice work...you're a braver man than me.

Mine would have been alot shorter

1) Drive to trusted mechanic - give him keys
2) Get a lift home, stop at beer store.
3) Begin consuming said beer
4) Begin Aliens/Predator/Aliens vs Predator marathon
5) Continue consuming said beer and repeat marathon as necessary until phone rings
6) Pick up car
7) Drive home.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:03 PM
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I'm not sure what the dealer charges, I've heard up to $1000 for the work and I believe it is an 8 hour "book" job so that's close to $800 right there.
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Nice Wing, glad you enjoy it...
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Nice writeup!! I am gonna do the work pretty soon.. wonder how did you end up with swapping the flange??
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:49 PM
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Its easy 27mm socket zip of the nut remove flange. install ap1 flange on ap2 trans zip the nut back on and pound in the side of the nut so it won't come loose. like a 5 min job total.
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