I need to remove the 4 spd manual from my 84 SE. I have removed both half shafts, shift cable linkage, etc. What else do I need to disconnect. Will take off speed sensor plug. I don't know what to do about the starter. Can I leave it in place. What else needs disconnecting. What is the best way to slide the transaxle out
Remove the slave, but leave it connected to the line. You can leave the starter, remove the trans mounts, and support the engine. Are you trying to do this with the cradle in place? If so i doubt you will have the room to work it out.
I did remove bolts of the slave cal. I realized that I do not need to remove the starter. I am not sure what the "cradle" is. When I look at the bottom, I can see the transmission mounts, and can see one from the top. I just looked under again. Is the cradle the " U shaped" piece that attaches to the "front motor mount". I can unbolt the two bolts that attaches it to the frame, and jack it up some. I do that, what do I do next.
You need to do some research here. Plenty of info what the cradle looks like.
I've swapped out the tranny in my '84 by removing the back two cradle bolts, loosening the front two, and swinging the cradle down enough to pull the tranny out the wheel well. You might have to remove various components on the intake side of the engine in order to clear the trunk.
The cradle is the entire lower sub frame the engine and trans and rear suspension are mounted to. Usually to do any major work on a Fiero its easiest to disconnect everything and drop the entire cradle//drivetrain out for easy access. I have heard of people only unbolting the rear of the cradle and top of the struts and "swinging it down for better access, but I have never tried it.