626 1999-2001

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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Gfa4a-EL Transaxle



Specific to:

Mazda 626 1999-2002

  1. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
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  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  4.  
  5. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
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  7. Drain the transaxle oil.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Wheels
     
    Splash shields
     
    Selector cable clip
     
    Selector cable from the manual shaft lever, pull out the cable from the bracket and remove the cable
     
    Transaxle range switch connector
     
    Solenoid valve connector
     
    Oxygen (0 2 S) connector
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector
     
    Input/Turbine speed shaft connector
     
    Starter harness
     
    Engine mount stay
     
    Fuel filter bolts
     
    Oil hose and breather hose
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Tie rod ends from the knuckle
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Transverse member
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Joint shaft, install tool 49 G030 455 to hold the side gears after removal
     
    Number 5 mount rubber
     
    Number 1 engine mount nut, rubber and bracket
     

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  11. Support the engine assembly with a engine support assembly such as 49 E017 5A0.

    Engine mount member
     
    Number 2 engine mount
     
    Under cover
     
    Torque converter nuts
     
    Number 4 engine mount
     

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  13. Loosen the engine support assembly and lean the engine towards the transaxle.
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  15. Support the transaxle with a jack, remove the transaxle bolts and the transaxle.

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    Fig. Remove the selector cable GF4A-EL automatic transaxle assembly-626



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    Fig. Exploded view of the GF4A-EL automatic transaxle assembly (1 OF 2)-626



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    Fig. Exploded view of the GF4A-EL automatic transaxle assembly (2 OF 2)-626

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To install:

  1. Place the transaxle onto a jack and raise into position.
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  3. Install the transaxle bolts and tighten the bolts to 50-73 ft. lbs. (68-99 Nm).

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    Fig. Bolt locations on the joint shaft-GF4A-EL automatic transaxle assembly



    Hand tighten the number 4 mount retainers, then tighten to 55-77 ft. lbs. (75-104 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Lean the engine towards its normal position and tighten the support assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter nuts
     
    Under cover
     
    Number 2 engine mount
     

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  9. Install the engine mount member as follows while referring to the illustration for bolt locations:
    1. Position the direction indicator on the mount member bushings facing towards the front side and install the bushings onto the mount.
    2.  
    3. Put the number 2 engine mount stud bolts through the mount member installation holes. Install mount member bolts A and nuts A and tighten to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Loosely tighten the number 2 engine mount nuts and remove the engine support assembly.
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    7. Tighten the number 2 engine mount nuts B to 55-77 ft. lbs. (75-104 Nm).
    8.  

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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Number 1 engine mount nut, rubber and bracket. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Number 5 mount rubber. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Joint shaft. Install a new circlip with the opening facing up. Hand tighten the bolts A , then tighten the bolts to 32-45 ft. lbs. (43-61 Nm). Refer to the illustration for bolt location.

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    Fig. When installing the joint shaft make sure to install a new clip with the opening facing up-626

     
    Transverse member. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Stabilizer bar link. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Tie rod ends to the knuckle. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Oil hose and breather hose
     
    Fuel filter bolts
     
    Engine mount stay. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Starter harness
     
    Input/Turbine speed shaft connector
     
    VSS connector
     
    0 2 S connector
     
    Solenoid valve connector
     
    Transaxle range switch connector
     
    Selector cable to the bracket, install the clip and attach the cable to the manual shaft lever
     
    Splash shields
     
    Wheels
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Battery
     

  12.  
  13. Fill the transmission with fluid.
  14.  
  15. Start the engine and check for leaks and proper operation.

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    Fig. Position the direction indicator on the mount member bushings facing towards the front side and install the bushings onto the mount-626



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    Fig. Location of the front mount member bolt locations-626

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La4a-EL Transxle



Specific to:

Mazda 626 1999-2002

  1. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  4.  
  5. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
  6.  
  7. Drain the transaxle oil.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Wheels
     
    Splash shields
     
    Ground cable from the transaxle
     
    Bracket
     
    Solenoid body connector
     
    Transaxle range switch connector
     
    Turbine speed shaft connector
     
    Oil filler tube
     
    Fuel filter nut
     
    Selector cable
     
    Number 1 engine mount nut, rubber and bracket
     

  10.  
  11. Support the engine assembly with a engine support assembly such as 49 E017 5A0.

    Number 4 mount
     
    Transverse member
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector
     
    Engine mount member
     
    Tie rod ends from the knuckle
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Joint shaft, install tool 49 G030 455 to hold the side gears after removal
     
    Intake manifold bracket
     
    Starter
     
    Torque converter nuts
     
    Number 5 and 2 engine mounts
     
    Oil hose
     

  12.  
  13. Loosen the engine support assembly and lean the engine towards the transaxle.
  14.  
  15. Support the transaxle with a jack, remove the transaxle bolts and the transaxle.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the LA4A-EL automatic transaxle assembly (1 OF 2)-626



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    Fig. Exploded view of the LA4A-EL automatic transaxle assembly (2 OF 2)-626

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To install:

  1. Place the transaxle onto a jack and raise into position.
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle bolts and tighten the bolts A to 66-86 ft. lbs. (90-116 Nm), bolts B to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm) and bolts C to 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm). Refer to the illustration for bolt locations.

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    Fig. LA4A-EL automatic transaxle assembly bolt locations-626



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    Fig. Bolt locations on the joint shaft-EL automatic transaxle assembly



    Hand tighten the number 4 mount retainers
     

  4.  
  5. Lean the engine towards its normal position and tighten the support assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Oil hose
     
    Number 5 and 2 engine mounts. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Torque converter nuts and tighten to 21-33 ft. lbs. (28-46 Nm)
     
    Starter
     
    Intake manifold bracket. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Joint shaft. Install a new circlip with the opening facing up. Hand tighten the bolts A , then tighten the bolts to 32-45 ft. lbs. (43-61 Nm). Refer to the illustration for bolt location.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. When installing the joint shaft make sure to install a new clip with the opening facing up-626

     
    Halfshafts
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Stabilizer bar link. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Tie rod ends to the knuckle. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     

  8.  
  9. Install the engine mount member as follows while referring to the illustration for bolt locations:
    1. Position the direction indicator on the mount member bushings facing towards the front side and install the bushings onto the mount.
    2.  
    3. Put the number 2 engine mount stud bolts through the mount member installation holes. Install mount member bolts A and nuts A and tighten to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Loosely tighten the number 2 engine mount nuts and remove the engine support assembly.
    6.  
    7. Tighten the number 2 engine mount nuts B to 55-77 ft. lbs. (75-104 Nm).
    8.  

  10.  
  11. Install or connect the following:

    VSS connector
     
    Transverse member. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Number 4 mount. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Number 1 engine mount nut, rubber and bracket. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Selector cable
     
    Fuel filter nut
     
    Oil filler tube
     
    Turbine speed shaft connector
     
    Transaxle range switch connector
     
    Solenoid body connector
     
    Bracket
     
    Ground cable from the transaxle
     
    Splash shields
     
    Wheels
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  12.  
  13. Fill the transmission with fluid.
  14.  
  15. Start the engine and check for leaks and proper operation.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Position the direction indicator on the mount member bushings facing towards the front side and install the bushings onto the mount-626



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    Fig. Location of the front mount member bolt locations-626

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