I assisted my dad in looking for his car's transmission. It took the whole day.
Why was my dad looking for one? Because his broken transmission must be replaced.
Before I assisted him, he already checked online on which location has the transmission. Rocklin and Rancho Cordova both had it. (60-90 minute drive going there, and they are 20 minutes away from each other.)
What is Pick n' Pull? It is a car junkyard, where you can get anything remaining in the unwanted wreckage vehicles. (Reduce, reuse, and recycle cars.) Provide yourself tools, then you are ready to remove car part. It goes with their company name, "Pick n' Pull."
For instance, my dad and I removed a transmission from a car today. (We picked the transmission and pulled it out of car. Pick n' Pull. That was corny.)
A car junkyard at a Pick n' Pull. Photo shown below.
First, we went to Rocklin. The transmission was already gone. Somebody had beaten us for it. So, we went to Rancho Cordova. Luckily, they still had the transmission.
While my dad was removing the transmission, I rented an engine stand. (The huge stand took forever to move it until somebody randomly helped me out. Thank you very much. You need two people to move it.)
Obviously, we needed the engine stand to safely hang the heavy-sized transmission.
(First, my dad securely tied the transmission to the engine stand. Then, he started loosening the bolts from the transmission. As it was fully removed, the transmission was lonely hanging from engine stand.)
(I forgot to take a picture of the engine stand grabbing the transmission.)
Then, we slowly dropped transmission down to our toolbox wagon. Photo shown below.
The transmission from the photo shown above will be used from my dad's car. It reminds me of an organ transplant.
Will his car be running smoothly with the replaced transmission?
I wonder. We shall see.