Avenger 2008

Transaxle Removal & Installation 2

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62TE Automatic



Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Open hood.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Unplug the electrical connector (1) to the intake air temperature sensor (2) at the air box.

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    Fig. Unplug the electrical connector (1) to the intake air temperature sensor (2) at the air box

  6.  
  7. Remove the hold down bolt (1) and hose clamp (2) at the air box.

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    Fig. Remove the hold down bolt (1) and hose clamp (2) at the air box

  8.  
  9. Remove the air box.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect gearshift cable (1) from transaxle manual valve lever (2).

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    Fig. Disconnect gearshift cable (1) from transaxle manual valve lever (2)

  12.  
  13. Disconnect gearshift cable from the bracket.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the electrical connector (2) at the crankshaft position sensor (3).

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    Fig. Disconnect the electrical connector (2) at the crankshaft position sensor (3)

  16.  
  17. Remove hold down bolt (1) at the crankshaft position sensor (3).
  18.  
  19. Remove the crankshaft position sensor (3).
  20.  
  21. Disconnect oil cooler lines from transaxle using Disconnect Tool 8875A.
    NOTE
    The transmission harness will be removed with the transaxle.



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    Fig. Disconnect oil cooler lines from transaxle

  22.  
  23. Unplug the transaxle electrical connector at the powertrain control module.

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    Fig. Unplug the transaxle electrical connector at the powertrain control module

  24.  
  25. Remove the transaxle upper bellhousing-to-block bolts (3).

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    Fig. Remove the transaxle upper bellhousing-to-block bolts (3)

  26.  
  27. Remove rear transaxle mount bracket bolts (1).

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    Fig. Remove rear transaxle mount bracket bolts (1)

  28.  
  29. Remove the bolt (2) holding the ground cable (3) to the front mount bracket (1).

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    Fig. Remove the bolt (2) holding the ground cable (3) to the front mount bracket (1)

  30.  
  31. Raise the vehicle on the hoist.
  32.  
  33. Remove both halfshafts.
  34.  
  35. Remove the front and both side splash shields.
  36.  
  37. Remove the PTU if equipped.
  38.  
  39. Remove the mount through bolt (1).

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    Fig. Remove the mount through bolt (1)

  40.  
  41. Remove the transmission crossmember bolts (2).

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    Fig. Remove the transmission crossmember bolts (2)

  42.  
  43. Remove the transmission crossmember.
  44.  
  45. Remove the front mount bracket bolts (1).

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    Fig. Remove the front mount bracket bolts (1)

  46.  
  47. Remove the front mount bracket (2).
  48.  
  49. Disconnect starter motor electrical connectors.
  50.  
  51. Remove starter motor and shim.

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    Fig. Remove starter motor and shim

  52.  
  53. Remove bolts (3) to exhaust bracket.

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    Fig. Remove bolts (3) to exhaust bracket

  54.  
  55. Remove cross under pipe.
  56.  
  57. Remove bolts (2) to stand off bracket (4).
  58.  
  59. Remove bracket (4).
  60.  
  61. Remove torque converter dust shield bolt (3).

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    Fig. Remove torque converter dust shield bolt (3)

  62.  
  63. Remove torque converter dust shield (2).
  64.  
  65. Remove the torque converter-to-driveplate bolts (1). Upon removing bolts, a tight-tolerance (slotted) bolt will be encountered. Mark this location (driveplate and converter) with paint for assembly reference.

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    Fig. Remove the torque converter-to-driveplate bolts (1)

  66.  
  67. Install a transmission jack and support the engine. Secure transaxle to jack.
    NOTE
    The bolts on each side of the inspection opening were removed with the exhaust bracket.

  68.  
  69. Remove the transaxle-to-engine lower bolts (2).

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    Fig. Remove the transaxle-to-engine lower bolts (2)

  70.  
  71. Remove left side transmission mount bolts (2) and remove the mount (1).

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    Fig. Remove left side transmission mount bolts (2) and remove the mount (1)

  72.  
  73. Lower transaxle from engine compartment.
  74.  
  75. Disconnect solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector (2).

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    Fig. Disconnect solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector (2)

  76.  
  77. Disconnect both output speed sensor connectors (1, 2).

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    Fig. Disconnect both output speed sensor connectors (1, 2)

  78.  
  79. Disconnect input speed sensor connector.
  80.  
  81. Remove the harness from transaxle.
  82.  

To install:

  1. Install the wiring harness onto the transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Connect input speed sensor connector.
  4.  
  5. Connect both output speed sensor connectors.
  6.  
  7. Connect solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector.
    NOTE
    The two transaxle-to-engine bolts next to the inspection cover will have a exhaust bracket under them.

  8.  
  9. Install transaxle into position. Install the transaxle-to-engine two outer lower bolts and torque to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install torque converter-to-driveplate bolts and tighten to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install torque converter dust shield.
  14.  
  15. Install bolts to stand off bracket and tighten to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install bolts to exhaust bracket.
  18.  
  19. Install the cross under pipe.
  20.  
  21. Install the starter motor.
  22.  
  23. Install the PTU if equipped.
  24.  
  25. Install the front mount bracket.
  26.  
  27. Install the front mount bracket bolts and tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  28.  
  29. Install the transmission crossmember and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  30.  
  31. Install front mount through bolt and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  32.  
  33. the front and both side splash shields.
  34.  
  35. Lower the vehicle.
  36.  
  37. Install the left side mount bolts and tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  38.  
  39. Install the rear mount and bolts, tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  40.  
  41. Install the bolt holding the ground cable to the front mount bracket and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  42.  
  43. Install the transaxle-to-engine upper bolts and tighten to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
  44.  
  45. Install halfshaft assemblies.
  46.  
  47. Install and connect crankshaft position sensor and tighten to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  48.  
  49. Connect oil cooler lines to transaxle. An audible 'click' should be heard. Verify connection by pulling outward.
  50.  
  51. Connect gearshift cable to the bracket
  52.  
  53. Connect gearshift cable to transaxle manual valve lever. Verify adjustment.
  54.  
  55. Connect the powertrain control module electrical connector.
  56.  
  57. Install the air box and the engine cover.
  58.  
  59. Connect the intake air tempter sensor electrical connector.
  60.  
  61. Connect negative battery cable.
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