TRANSMISSION REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - M/T
1988 Jeep Cherokee
1988 MANUAL TRANSMISSION REMOVAL Jeep
Cherokee, Comanche, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup, Wagoneer, Wrangler
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
screws attaching shift lever boot to floorpan.
Slide boot over lever. On models with T-176 transmission, press and
turn shift lever retainer counterclockwise to release lever.
lever, boot, spring and seat as an assembly. On all
models, raise vehicle and support with safety stands. Disconnect rear
drive shaft from transfer case and wire out of way.
allow shaft to hang free, as damage to universal
joint may result. Disconnect front parking brake cable at equalizer.
Remove rear cable clip from crossmember.
jack under clutch housing to support engine.
Remove rear crossmember from frame. Disconnect speedometer cable,
back-up light switch wire and 4WD indicator switch wire.
transfer case vent hose. Disconnect front drive
shaft and wire out of way. On Wrangler, remove transfer case shift
lever by removing shifter shaft retaining nut.
cotter pins retaining shift control link pins in
shift rods and remove pins. Remove shifter shaft and disengage shift
lever from shift control links. Move lever out of the way.
NOTE: On some models, shifter shaft must be unthreaded from shift lever in order to be removed. On other models, shaft can be removed by sliding it out of lever.
cotter pin and washers connecting link to shift
lever. Separate link from lever. Support transmission and transfer
case with jack.
bolts securing transmission to clutch housing and
remove transmission and transfer case. Separate transfer case and
pilot bushing lubricating wick and align throw out
bearing with splines in driven plate hub. Shift transmission into gear
using shift lever or a long screwdriver. This prevents clutch shaft
from rotating during installation and makes clutch shaft-to-driven
plate spline alignment easier.
transmission on transmission jack. Raise
transmission and align transmission clutch shaft with splines in
driven plate hub.
transmission is seated on clutch housing, install and
tighten transmission-to-clutch housing bolts. Apply Permatex No. 3
sealer to both sides of replacement transmission output shaft and
transfer case input shaft splines.
transmission, reverse removal procedure. Adjust
clutch and shift linkage.
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS TABLE
Application Ft. Lbs. (N.m)
Transmission-to-Clutch Housing 55 (75)
Transmission Cover Bolts 55-65 (75-88)
Housing-to-Transmission Case 40-45 (54-61)
Crossmember Attaching Bolts 34-40 (46-54)
Filler Plug 13-15 (18-20)