Flat head screw driver
8mm socket (all sockets deep unless stated)
18mm deep and shallow sockets
24-48" of extensions
Needle nose pliers
3-4 foot 4x4 and 4 feet of chain or engine holder with accessories
push pin clip popper always good to have.
Jackstands and jack
Disconnect negative battery cable
Pop shifter cable off of selector arm
Unplug 2 connectors at trans range position switch (97-99ish)
Remove 2 13mm bolts holding shifter cable bracket to trans (keep cable in bracket)
Remove 15mm nut on from lower trans to engine bolt location to remove negative cable from that stud.
Support engine with fixture or 4x4 and chain (Make sure this is well done and it's taunt, your life will rely on it)
Jack the car pretty high and support from drip edge (factory jacking location in front along door sill) I go to the limit of my jack.
Drain trans fluid (10mm)
Remove both front tires (19mm)
Remove splash shields that keep you from seeing trans/engine (phillips/pop clips)
Remove cotter pins from ball joints
Remove ball joint castle nuts (18mm)
Remove the two bolts (18mm both sides) that hold the ps rack to the subframe
Remove both sway bar end links (stock 13mm)
Disconnect ABS sensors from wiring
Remove 10mm bolt that holds brake line bracket to body in wheel well
Remove both axle nuts (stock 36mm, aftermarket typically 34mm)
Leaving axle nut on end of spline hit (to not mess up threads) the axle inward until it's freed from the hub and moving
Using a long prybar have an assistant pry down on the lower control arm while you hit the balljoint to free it from the knuckle
Remove both axles from hubs
Remove axles from trans
Remove any clips holding ps lines, wires, abs sensor wiring etc to subframe
Remove 4 18mm bolts holding subframe to body, slide out of way
Remove starter plastic shroud (POS in way of bolts (10mm)
Remove starter (2 15mm bolts, then wiring held on by 8mm and 13mm)
Remove plastic flywheel shield (10mm)
Remove 3 flex to torque converter bolts (18mm) you can turn flywheel with screwdriver
At passenger wheel area:
Disconnect VSS sensor on diff cover of trans
Remove trans to engine diff bracket (4 13mm)
Use extenions and deep 18mm socket to remove bolt that goes from engine into trans on the back of the engine.
Support trans from below with trans jack/atv jack etc
Remove 4 (18mm) bolts holding trans to engine from above
Pry trans off engine and lower
When trans is down, remove 1 10mm bolt holding dipstick tube in trans and pull tube out.
Slide trans out
Reverse for install
Tons of pics about axle pulling/balljoint etc and stuff in my photobucket account.