Honda Accord/Civic/Prelude 1973-1983 Repair Guide

Transaxle

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The automatic transaxle is removed in the same basic manner as the manual transaxle (refer to for Manual Transaxle, Removal & Installation). The following exceptions should be noted during automatic transaxle removal and installation.

  1. Remove the center console and control rod pin.
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  3. Remove the front floor center mat and control cable bracket nuts.
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  5. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  7. Remove the two selector lever bracket nuts from the front side.
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  9. Loosen the bolts securing the control cable holder and support beam and disconnect the control cable.
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  11. Disconnect the transaxle cooler lines from the transaxle.
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  13. Remove the transaxle together with the engine. Remove the engine mounts and torque converter case cover.
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  15. Remove the starter motor and separate the transaxle from the engine.
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  17. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Pay close attention to the following points:
    1. Be sure that the stator hub is correctly located and moves smoothly. The stator shaft can be used for this purpose.
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    3. Align the stator, stator shaft, main shaft and torque converter turbine serrations.
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    5. After installation of the engine/transaxle unit in vehicle, make all required adjustments.
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