Thought I'd share a weird one......
2013 Cadillac ATS with a LTG 2.0L Turbo & a 6L45E 6-speed Auto.
ATF leak out of the Torque Converter Hub seal, Customer had obviously ran the trans low on fluid a few times & burnt the 4-5-6 Clutch down.....I topped off the fluid & test drove it before condemning the clutch pack.
Per the factory service information.......You have to remove the Engine, Transmission, & the K-member to separate the engine from the transmission! While this isn't necessarily ground breaking news as a lot of vehicles require such procedures.
BUT.....A RWD car.....Really??
Referencing Alldata Pro, Motor, & Chilton turned up the exact same repair procedures, Called a buddy that still works at Moritz Cadillac....He drops the powertrain like the book instructs.
Called another buddy that owns a trans shop, He didn't know what a ATS was.....Thought I was working on a CTS. Told the old [censored] to get his ears checked (I was a little more colorful than that.....Mechanic Banter & all)
I even resorted to Google & Youtube
......Nothing. People aren't always forthcoming on what parts they break &/or hack-up! But I couldn't even find a hack video.
Decided to just jump-in & try to pull the trans the conventional way & if I lose a couple hours.....So be it! Perks of being the boss.
The trans basically falls out! The only hitches was I had to remove the Downpipe/Catalytic Converter assembly which took about 15 minutes. And I broke one of the Harness Clips that slides over the right upper bellhousing bolt stud, Got one of those coming from Cadillac.
First pic....The clip I broke
Second pic.....Didn't even have to drop the driveshaft.
Third pic.....Unit ready to hang.
4th pic.......Pulling the downpipe allowed me access the bellhousing bolts on the left side.