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The first step of any tranny swap is to remove the driveshafts, transfer case, and transmission. Word to the wise: Get a transmission jack. Whether you buy, borrow, or steal one you'll be glad you have it when 100-plus pounds of automatic transmission comes out or needs to go back in. The first time we wrenched on this transmission was on the floor of a friend's shop; the second time was up on a lift at ORU.