Honda - Accord Prelude 1996 2000

Manual Transaxle Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The radio may contain a coded theft protection circuit. Always obtain the code number before disconnecting the battery. If the vehicle is equipped with 4WS, the steering control unit is shut down when the battery is disconnected. After connecting the battery, turn the steering wheel lock-to-lock to reset the steering control unit.

Accord
  1. Shift the transaxle into R .
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative and positive battery cables. Remove the battery.
  4.  
  5. Detach the Idle Air Control (IAC) solenoid connector. Remove the intake duct, resonator, air cleaner case, and battery base.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter wires and remove the starter.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the transaxle ground cable and the back-up light switch wire.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cable stay, then disconnect the cables from the top housing of the transaxle. Remove both cables and the stay together.
  12.  
  13. Detach the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector and remove the speed sensor. Leave the speed sensor hoses connected.
  14.  
  15. Remove the shift cable bracket. Then, disconnect the shift and select cables from the top of the transaxle case. Leave the cables and bracket together, and wire them out of the work area.
  16.  
  17. Remove the mounting bolts and clutch slave cylinder with the clutch pipe and pushrod.
  18.  
  19. Remove the mounting bolt and clutch hose joint with the clutch pipe and clutch hose.
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Do not depress the clutch pedal once the slave cylinder has been removed. Be careful not to kink the metal hydraulic lines.

  1. Remove the two upper transaxle case bolts.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the engine splash shield.
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Fig. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the engine splash shield

  1. Drain the transaxle fluid into a suitable container.
  2.  
  3. Remove the clutch damper bracket and raise it out of the way.
  4.  
  5. Remove the subframe center beam.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cotter pins and lower arm ball joint nuts. Separate the ball joints and lower arms using a press type ball joint tool.
  8.  
  9. Remove the right damper fork bolt. Remove the right damper pinch bolt, then separate the damper fork and damper. Remove the radius rod bolts and nut, then remove the right radius rod.
  10.  
  11. Use a suitable prytool to separate the right and left halfshafts from the differential and the intermediate shaft. Remove the left halfshaft.
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  13. Remove the intermediate shaft from the differential by removing its three bearing shaft mounting bolts.
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  15. Swing the right halfshaft out and wire it up inside the right fender well. Tie plastic bags over the inboard CV-joints to protect the boots and splines from damage.
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Fig. Remove the halfshafts, then put plastic bags over the ends to protect the boots and shaft splines



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Fig. Remove the retaining bolts, then remove the intermediate shaft

  1. Remove the engine stiffener and the clutch cover.
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Fig. Exploded view of the engine stiffener mounting

  1. Remove the intake manifold bracket.
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  3. Remove the rear engine mount bracket. Remove and discard the three rear engine mount bracket mounting bolts.
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  5. Place a transaxle jack under the transaxle. Raise the transaxle just enough to take the weight off the its mounts.
  6.  

A chain hoist may be attached the transaxle lifting hooks to steady it and aid in lowering it from the vehicle.



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Fig. Attach the chain hoist (A) using the bolts (B) and nut (C) as shown

  1. Remove the transaxle housing mounting bolt on the engine side.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transaxle mount bolt and loosen the mount bracket nuts.
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  5. Remove the three transaxle housing mounting bolts.
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  7. Remove the transaxle from the vehicle.
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To install:

Use new self-locking nuts when assembling the front suspension. Install new set rings onto the inboard CV-joints. Use new self-locking bolts when installing transaxle rear mount bracket (the bolts are color coded by type). New fasteners are available from a Honda dealer.

  1. Be sure the two dowel pins are installed into the transaxle case.
  2.  
  3. Apply heavy duty high temperature grease (use Honda part No. 08798-9002) to the release bearing, mainshaft splines, and the release fork pawls. Install the release fork and release bearing.
  4.  
  5. Raise the transaxle into position.
  6.  
  7. Install the three lower transaxle case bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the transaxle mount and mount bracket. Install the through-bolt and tighten temporarily. Be sure the engine is level and tighten the three mount bracket nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm). Tighten the through-bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the upper transaxle case bolts on the engine side and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the three new rear engine bracket mounting bolts and tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install the intake manifold bracket and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install the clutch cover and tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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  19. Install the subframe center beam with new self-locking bolts. Evenly tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  21. If equipped, install the engine stiffener plate and loosely install the mounting bolts. Tighten the stiffener-to-transaxle case mounting bolt to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm), then tighten the two stiffener-to-engine block mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm) beginning with the bolt closest to the transaxle.
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  23. Install the radius rod and the damper fork. Install all the fasteners, but only hand-tighten them at this time.
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  25. Install the intermediate shaft and tighten its mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  27. Install a new set ring on the end of each halfshaft. Install the right and left halfshafts. Turn the right and left steering knuckle fully outward and slide the axle into the differential, until the set ring is felt engaging the differential side gear.
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  29. Reconnect the lower control arm ball joints. Tighten the castle nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Then, tighten them only enough to install a new cotter pin.
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  31. Install the clutch damper and tighten its mounting bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  33. Install the front wheels. Lower the vehicle.
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  35. Place a floor jack under the right front knuckle, and raise the jack until it is supporting the vehicle's weight.
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  37. Tighten the radius rod mounting bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) and the radius rod nut to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Tighten the damper fork nut while holding the damper fork bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm). Tighten the damper pinch bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
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  39. Coat the tip of the slave cylinder with high temperature grease. Install the clutch hose joint and clutch slave cylinder to the transaxle housing. Be sure the slave cylinders tip snaps into the release fork. Tighten the slave cylinder mounting bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  41. Install the speed sensor. Tighten the mounting bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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  43. Install the shift cable and select cable to the shift arm lever. Tighten the cable bracket mounting bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). Install new cotter pins.
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  45. Connect the back-up light switch.
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  47. Install the starter. Tighten the 10mm bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) and the 12mm bolt to 54 ft. lbs. (75 Nm). Connect the starter wires.
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  49. Install the transaxle ground cable.
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  51. Fill the transaxle with the proper type and quantity of oil.
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  53. Install the air cleaner case and the resonator, then the intake duct.
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  55. Install the battery tray bracket and battery tray and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  57. Install the battery and connect the battery cables.
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  59. Check the clutch pedal free-play.
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  61. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
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  63. Road test the vehicle and check the transaxle for smooth operation.
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  65. Loosen the three front engine mount bracket mounting bolts, then retighten them to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).
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  67. Enter the radio security code.
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Prelude
  1. Shift the transaxle to R .
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative and positive battery cables. Remove the battery.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake duct and air cleaner case. Remove the battery base.
  6.  
  7. Remove the vacuum tank and bracket. Do not disconnect the hoses.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the starter wires and remove the starter.
  10.  
  11. Loosen, but do not remove the two upper transaxle mounting bolts.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the transaxle ground cable and the back-up light switch wire. Unbolt the engine harness clamp.
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  15. Leave both shift cables attached their bracket. Remove the shift cables from the transaxle case and wire them safely out of the work area.
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Fig. Exploded view of the shift cable-to-bracket mounting

  1. Detach the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector. Leave the sensor hoses connected and remove the sensor from the transaxle case.
  2.  
  3. Remove the slave cylinder mounting bolts. Leave the hydraulic line connected to the slave cylinder. Remove the slave cylinder from the release fork, and move it out of the work area.
  4.  

Do not depress the clutch pedal once the slave cylinder has been removed. Be careful not to kink the metal hydraulic line.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  2.  
  3. Remove the clutch damper mounting bolts and raise the clutch damper.
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Fig. View of the clutch damper bracket

  1. If equipped, remove the rear engine mount bracket stay.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the splash shield.
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Fig. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the splash shield

  1. Remove the cotter pins and lower arm ball joint nuts. Separate the ball joints and lower arms using a press-type ball joint tool.
  2.  
  3. Remove the damper fork bolt and the radius rod on the right side of the vehicle only.
  4.  
  5. Use a suitable tool to pry the right and left halfshafts out of the differential and the intermediate shaft. Pull on the inboard joint and remove the right and left halfshafts.
  6.  
  7. Unbolt and remove the intermediate shaft from the differential. Tie plastic bags over the halfshaft inboard joints to prevent damage to the boots and splines. Wire the halfshafts to the underbody of the vehicle so that their weight doesn't hang on their outboard joints.
  8.  
  9. Remove the center beam and remove the clutch cover. On vehicles with the H22A1 engine, remove the front engine stiffener plate.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear beam stiffener and the intake manifold stay.
  12.  
  13. Remove the three rear engine mount bracket bolts.
  14.  
  15. Place a transaxle jack under the transaxle and raise the transaxle just enough to take its weight off the mounts.
  16.  
  17. Remove the transaxle mount and mount bracket.
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Fig. Exploded view of the transaxle mount and bracket

  1. Remove the two upper transaxle housing mounting bolts, the three rear engine mount bracket mounting bolts and the three lower transaxle housing bolts.
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Fig. Remove the 2 upper transaxle mounting bolts . . .



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Fig. . . . remove the 3 rear engine mount bracket mounting bolts . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the 3 lower transaxle housing bolts

  1. Pull the transaxle away from the engine to clear the mainshaft.
  2.  
  3. Lower the transaxle from the vehicle.
  4.  

To install:

Use new self-locking nuts and set rings when assembling the front suspension components and halfshafts. Use new self-locking bolts when installing the center beam and rear engine mount bracket. These fasteners can be purchased from a Honda dealer.

  1. Be sure the dowel pins are installed into the transaxle case.
  2.  
  3. Apply heavy duty high temperature grease (use Honda part number 08798-9002) to the mainshaft splines, release fork bolt and paws, and the throw-out bearing. Install the bearing and release fork. Be sure the release fork snaps into place.
  4.  
  5. Raise the transaxle into position with a transaxle jack.
  6.  
  7. Install the three lower and two upper transaxle mounting bolts and evenly tighten them to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the transaxle mount and mount bracket. Install the through-bolt and tighten temporarily. Be sure the engine is level. First tighten the three bracket-to-mount nuts and two bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Then, tighten the through-bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the three new rear engine mount bracket bolts on the engine side and tighten them to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the rear beam stiffener and tighten the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install the intake manifold stay and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install the clutch cover and tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  18.  
  19. On Preludes equipped with the H22A1 engine, install the front engine stiffener bolts. Tighten these bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). First tighten the one bolt threaded into the transaxle case, then tighten the two bolts to the engine block.
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  21. Install the center beam and tighten the bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
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  23. Install the intermediate shaft. Tighten its mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  25. Install new set rings onto