When a transmission stops working, the most likely cause is most often deep inside the component, and sometimes the most cost effective way to handle the issue is to replace it. But removing and replacing a transmission is tricky.
Remember, transmissions don't stand alone. They're an integral part of the car and a wide knowledge of automobiles as a whole, as well as specific knowledge of the techniques required to remove and replace a transmission, is necessary. The following list should give you an idea of just some of the steps that a technician will go through to remove a front-wheel-drive automatic transmission.