REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
- Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
- Remove the splash shield if it will interfere with the fluid pan removal.
- Place a suitable container that will hold at least four quarts of fluid under the oil pan.
- Loosen all of the pan bolts slightly until the fluid starts to drain and then unfasten the bolts around the point where the fluid is draining to increase the flow.
- When the bulk of the fluid has drained, remove the oil pan. Clean the dirt from the pan and magnet.
- Remove RTV sealant or gasket material from the pan and case mounting surfaces.
- Remove the filter from the bottom of the valve body.
- Install a new filter and gasket. Tighten the mounting screw to 40 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
- Apply a unbroken bead of RTV sealant to the oil pan and install on case. Tighten the mounting bolts to 165 inch lbs. (18 Nm).
- Remove the differential cover. Use a clean cloth and wipe the cover and magnet to remove dirt. Clean the mounting surfaces of the cover and case.
- Apply an unbroken bead of RTV sealant to the differential cover and reinstall. Tighten the mounting bolts to 165 inch lbs. (18 Nm). Install the splash shield, etc. and lower the vehicle.
- Pour four quarts of AFT+3 type fluid through the dipstick fill tube. Start the engine, with the parking and service brakes applied, move the gear selector through the various positions ending up in Park.
- Add sufficient fluid, if necessary, to bring the level to 1 / 8 in. (3mm) below the Add mark.
- Check the fluid level after engine and transaxle have reached the normal operating temperature. The level should be within the Hot range on the dipstick.
Always make sure that the dipstick is fully seated in its tube to prevent dirt from entering the transaxle.