Originally Posted by themyst
straightforward replacement? As far as I can tell, the subframe doesn't need to come out for transmission access.
Nope. Just 2 plastic covers, the AT pan/filter and the exhaust braket. Removing the trans mount is not necessary but it makes it more easier, especially taking the mechatronic sleeve in n out.
I replaced mines couple weeks ago and I also replaced the fluid and the pan. The magnets on the pan were covered with a very thick paste and the fluid was very dark. This was done at around 42k miles