It is possible for an experienced amateur mechanic with the right tools to rebuild many Ford transmissions at home. However, transmission rebuilds are considered among the more difficult home automotive maintenance projects.
The majority of the tools required for rebuilding a Ford transmission at home are available at any automotive or tool supply store. While specialized transmission fixtures are used to hold a transmission during the rebuild process in professional transmission shops, a clean and sturdy table is adequate for home projects. A source of compressed air is also a necessity for cleaning out passages and detaching certain parts of the transmission during the rebuilding procedure.