Honda Cars 2007-2008

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Make sure you have anti-theft code for the audio system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, then disconnect the positive cable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the battery hold-down bracket, and remove the battery and the battery tray.
  8.  
  9. Remove the harness clamps from the battery base, and then remove the battery base.
  10.  
  11. Raise the vehicle on a lift, and make sure it is securely supported. Remove the front wheels.
  12.  
  13. Remove the splash shield.
  14.  
  15. Remove the drain plug, and drain the automatic transaxle fluid (ATF).
  16.  
  17. Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve A connector, the solenoid valve B connector, and the solenoid valve C connector.
  20.  
  21. Remove the harness clamp (D).
  22.  
  23. Remove the mounting bolts securing the harness cover (E), and remove the clamp (F).

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    Fig. Disconnect these electrical connectors and related components

  24.  
  25. Disconnect the transaxle range switch harness connector (A), the 2nd clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector (B), the input shaft (mainshaft) speed sensor connector (C), and the output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor connector (D).
  26.  
  27. Remove the A/F sensor connector (E) from the clamp bracket.
  28.  
  29. Remove the harness clamp (F).

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    Fig. Disconnect the range switch harness connector (A), 2nd clutch fluid pressure switch connector (B), input shaft speed sensor connector (C), and output shaft speed sensor connector (D) and related components

  30.  
  31. Disconnect the shift solenoid harness connector and the 3rd clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector.
  32.  
  33. Remove the harness clamps.
  34.  
  35. Disconnect the ATF cooler hoses. Turn the end of the ATF cooler hoses up to prevent ATF from flowing out, then plug the hoses and the lines.

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    Fig. Showing the shift solenoid connector (A), fluid pressure switch connector (B), harness clamps (C), ATF cooler hoses (D)

  36.  
  37. Remove the air cleaner bracket.
  38.  
  39. Install a universal lifting eyelet, with a 10 mm (0.4 in.) spacer, to the engine.
  40.  
  41. Install a suitable engine support and lifting device, and remove the slack to support the engine.
  42.  
  43. Remove the front transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  44.  
  45. Remove the spindle nut, and tap the halfshaft inward with a plastic hammer to allow the removal tool to fit on the lower arm ball joint.
  46.  
  47. Insert a 5 mm Allen wrench in the end of the ball joint pin, and remove the nuts, then separate the front stabilizer link from the stabilizer.
  48.  
  49. Remove the cotter pins and the ball joint nuts from the tie-rod ends, then separate the steering tie-rod ends from the knuckles.
  50.  
  51. Remove the spring clips and the castle nuts, then separate the lower arms from the knuckles.
  52.  
  53. Remove the shift cable cover, then remove the shift cable holder.
  54.  
  55. Pry up the lock tab of the lock washer, and remove the lock bolt and the lock washer, then separate the shift cable from the selector control shaft. Do not bend the shift cable excessively.

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    Fig. Remove the shift cable cover (A), shift cable holder (B), lock tab of the lock washer (C), and lock bolt (D) and lock washer, then separate the shift cable (E) from the selector control shaft (F)

  56.  
  57. Remove the halfshafts from the differential and the intermediate shaft. Coat all precision machined surfaces with clean engine oil, then put plastic bags over halfshaft ends.
  58.  
  59. Remove the intermediate shaft. Coat all precision machined surfaces with clean engine oil, then put plastic bags over intermediate shaft ends.
  60.  
  61. Remove the torque converter cover, and remove the drive plate bolts (8) while rotating the crankshaft pulley.
  62.  
  63. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolts, the bracket, and the stiffener.
  64.  
  65. Remove the gearbox mounting bolts and the bracket.
  66.  
  67. Remove the rear mount bracket bolts.
  68.  
  69. Hang the steering gearbox from the body with nylon straps on both sides.
  70.  
  71. Support the front subframe with a jack.
  72.  
  73. Remove the four front subframe mounting bolts, then lower the front subframe.
  74.  
  75. Remove the headlight harness cover.
  76.  
  77. Remove the transmission ground cable terminal (A).
  78.  
  79. Disconnect the breather tube from the breather joint, and remove the transmission mount bracket bolt and nuts, and the mount bolt, then remove the transmission mount bracket.
  80.  
  81. Place a jack under the transmission.

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    Fig. Disconnect the breather tube (B) from the breather joint, and remove the transmission mount bracket bolt and nuts, and the mount bolt (C), then remove the transmission mount bracket (D).

  82.  
  83. Remove the rear and lower transmission housing mounting bolts.
  84.  
  85. Slide the transmission away from the engine to remove it from the vehicle.
  86.  
  87. Remove the rear mount/bracket from the transmission.
  88.  
  89. Remove the rear mount base bracket.
  90.  
  91. Remove the torque converter and the dowel pins.
  92.  
  93. Inspect the drive plate, and replace it if it is damaged.
  94.  

To install:

  1. Install the torque converter on the mainshaft with a new O-ring.
  2.  
  3. Install the 14 x 20 mm dowel pins in the torque converter housing.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear mount base bracket. Tighten the bracket bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the rear mount/bracket. Tighten the bracket bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Place the transmission on the jack, and raise the transmission to the engine level.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear and lower transmission housing mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Remove the jack from under the transmission.
  14.  
  15. Install the transmission mount bracket, and install the transmission mount bolt loosely.
  16.  
  17. Install and tighten the bracket bolt and nuts to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm), then tighten the mount bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Install the transmission ground cable terminal and the breather tube.
  20.  
  21. Install the headlight harness cover.

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    Fig. Showing installation for transmission mount bracket (A), transmission mount bolt (B), ground cable terminal (C) and the breather tube (D).

  22.  
  23. Support the front subframe with a jack, and lift it up to the body.
  24.  
  25. Install the front subframe on the body, and install the steering gearbox on the subframe, then tighten the new mounting bolts to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the rear mount bracket bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  28.  
  29. Install the steering gearbox mounting bolts with the bracket and the stiffener. Tighten the two longer bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm) and the two shorter bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
  30.  
  31. Install the steering gearbox mounting bolts with its bracket. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  32.  
  33. Attach the torque converter to the drive plate with eight bolts. Rotate the crankshaft pulley as necessary to tighten the bolts to 1 / 2 of the specified torque, then to the final torque, in a crisscross pattern.
  34.  
  35. After tightening the last bolt, check that the crankshaft rotates freely. Then install the torque converter cover (B).

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    Fig. Showing torque converter and bolts (A)

  36.  
  37. Install the new set ring on the intermediate shaft.
  38.  
  39. Clean the areas where the intermediate shaft contact the transmission (differential) with the solvent, and dry with the compressed air. Apply ATF to the intermediate shaft splines, then install the intermediate shaft. Be sure not to allow dust or other foreign particles to enter the transmission.
  40.  
  41. Apply grease to the contact area between the halfshaft and the wheel bearing.
  42.  
  43. Install new set ring on the halfshaft.
  44.  
  45. Clean the areas where the halfshaft contacts the transmission (differential) with the solvent, and dry with compressed air. Insert the halfshaft into the differential and intermediate shaft until the set ring locks in the groove.
  46.  
  47. Connect the lower arm ball joints to the knuckles, and install the castle nuts. Tighten to 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm), then secure them with the spring clips.
  48.  
  49. Connect the tie-rod end ball joints to the knuckles, and install the ball joint nuts. Tighten the nuts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm), then secure them with new cotter pins.
  50.  
  51. Install the stabilizer link to the front stabilizer. Insert a 5 mm Allen wrench in the ends of the ball joint pins, and tighten the nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
  52.  
  53. Install the halfshaft through the hub, and install the new spindle nuts on the halfshafts. Stake the spindle nuts into the halfshafts.
  54.  
  55. Install the control lever over the selector control shaft. Secure the control lever with the new lock washer and the lock bolt, then bend the lock tab of the lock washer against the bolt head.
  56.  
  57. Install the shift cable holder, then install the shift cable cover.
  58.  
  59. Install the splash shield.
  60.  
  61. Install the front wheels.
  62.  
  63. Install the front transmission housing mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  64.  
  65. Remove the engine support hanger and the universal eyelet.
  66.  
  67. Install the air cleaner bracket.
  68.  
  69. Install the ATF cooler hoses.
  70.  
  71. Connect the shift solenoid harness connector and the 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector.
  72.  
  73. Install the harness clamps
  74.  
  75. Connect the transmission range switch harness connector, the 2nd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector, the input shaft (mainshaft) speed sensor connector, and the output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor connector.
  76.  
  77. Install the A/F sensor connector to the clamp bracket.
  78.  
  79. Install the harness clamp.
  80.  
  81. Connect the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve A connector, the solenoid valve B connector, and the solenoid valve C connector.
  82.  
  83. Install the clamp, then install the mounting bolts securing the harness cover.
  84.  
  85. Install the harness clamp.
  86.  
  87. Install the battery base, then install the harness clamps to the battery base.
  88.  
  89. Install the battery tray and the battery, then secure the battery with its hold-down bracket.
  90.  
  91. Refill the transmission with ATF.
  92.  
  93. Connect the battery terminals, and apply grease around the battery terminals to prevent corrosion.
  94.  
  95. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  96.  
  97. Set the parking brake. Start the engine, and shift the transmission through all positions three times.
  98.  
  99. Check the shift lever operation, the A/T gear position indicator operation, and the shift cable adjustment.
  100.  
  101. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  102.  
  103. Start the engine in P or N, and warm it up to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on).
  104.  
  105. Turn off the engine, and check the ATF level.
  106.  
  107. Enter the anti-theft code for the audio system. Set the clock.
  108.  
  109. Road-test the vehicle.
  110.  

2.4L Engine



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007

  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio and the navigation system, and then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
  2.  
  3. Set the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position, and lock in position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering joint cover.
  6.  
  7. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and steering gearbox pinion shaft. Remove the steering joint bolt, and disconnect the steering joint by removing the steering joint toward the steering column. Hold the slider shaft on the column with a piece of wire between the joint yoke on the slider shaft to the joint yoke on the upper shaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove and plug the return hose from the power steering fluid reservoir.
  10.  
  11. Remove the power steering pump outlet line from the power steering pump.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolt securing the power steering hose clamp.
  14.  
  15. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is supported securely.
  16.  
  17. Remove the splash shield.
  18.  
  19. Remove the drain plug, and drain the automatic transmission fluid (ATF).
  20.  
  21. Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the battery negative terminal, and then disconnect the battery positive terminal.
  24.  
  25. Remove the battery hold-down bracket, the battery cover, the battery, and the battery tray.
  26.  
  27. Remove the intake air duct and the air cleaner assembly.
  28.  
  29. Loosen the two bolts securing the battery base from under the vehicle, and remove the two bolts securing the battery base in the engine compartment, and then remove the battery base.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector and the 2nd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector, and remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  32.  
  33. Remove the transmission range switch connector from its bracket, and then disconnect it.
  34.  
  35. Remove the AF sensor connector from its bracket, and then disconnect it.
  36.  
  37. Disconnect the input shaft (mainshaft) speed sensor connector and the output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor connector, and remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  38.  
  39. Disconnect the 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector, and remove the harness clamp from the clamp bracket
  40.  
  41. Disconnect connector C108, the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector, and the solenoid valve connector, and remove the harness clamp from the clamp bracket.
  42.  
  43. Remove the ATF cooler hoses from the ATF cooler lines. Turn the ends of the ATF cooler hoses up to prevent ATF from flowing out, and then plug the ATF cooler hoses and lines.
  44.  
  45. Remove the ATF cooler hose from the hose clamp.
  46.  
  47. Disconnect the ATF cooler hose from the ATF cooler line, and then plug the hose end.
  48.  
  49. Remove the ground cable, the transmission upper mount bracket plate, and the transmission upper mount bracket.
  50.  
  51. Attach the special tool adapter VSB02C000015 to the threaded hole in the cylinder head.

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    Fig. Attach the special tool adapter (VSB02C000015) to the threaded hole (A) in the cylinder head-2007 2.4L Accord

  52.  
  53. Install the engine support hanger AAR-T-12566 to the vehicle, and attach the hook to the special tool adapter. Tighten the wing nut by hand, and lift and support the engine.

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    Fig. Install the engine support hanger and attach the hook (A) to the special tool adapter (B). Tighten the wing nut (C) by hand-2007 2.4L Accord

  54.  
  55. Remove the vacuum hose from its clamp, and then disconnect the hose from the vacuum line.
  56.  
  57. Remove the front mount stop and the clamp bracket, and remove the front mount bolt.
  58.  
  59. Remove the rear mount stop and rear mount bolt.
  60.  
  61. Remove the exhaust pipe and mount.
  62.  
  63. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  64.  
  65. Separate the tie-rod end ball joints from the knuckles. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Lower Ball Joint, Removal and Installation.-
  66.  
  67. Remove the engine stiffener, and remove the drive plate bolts while rotating the crankshaft pulley.
  68.  
  69. Remove the three bolts securing the shift cable holder, and then remove the shift cable cover.
  70.  
  71. Remove the spring clip and the control pin, and then separate the shift cable from the selector control lever.
    WARNING
    Do not bend the shift cable excessively.

  72.  
  73. Remove the transaxle lower mounting nuts.
  74.  
  75. Remove both the front subframe mid-mounts.
  76.  
  77. Make the appropriate reference lines at both ends of the front subframe that line up with the edge of the stiffeners.

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    Fig. Matchmark (A) both ends of the front subframe (B) that line up with the edge (C) of the stiffeners (D)-2007 2.4L Accord

  78.  
  79. Attach Special Tool VSB02C000016 to the front subframe with hanging the belt of the special tool over the front of the subframe, and then secure the belt with its stop.
  80.  
  81. Raise the jack and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, and then attach them with bolts securely.

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    Fig. Attach the special tool to the front subframe with hanging the belt of the special tool over the front of the subframe-2007 2.4L Accord

  82.  
  83. Remove the four bolts securing the stiffeners, and four bolts securing the front subframe, and lower the front subframe.
  84.  
  85. Remove the transaxle lower mounts.
  86.  
  87. Remove the driveshaft boot cover and the bracket.
  88.  
  89. Pry the halfshafts, and remove them from the differential. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Halfshafts, Removal and Installation.-
  90.  
  91. Remove the rear mount bracket.
  92.  
  93. Place a suitable jack under the transaxle assembly.
  94.  
  95. Remove the upper transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  96.  
  97. Remove the front mount bracket, the remove the front housing mounting bolts.
  98.  
  99. Remove the rear transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  100.  
  101. Slide the transaxle assembly away from the engine to remove it from the vehicle.
  102.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the drive plate and replace if damaged.
  2.  
  3. Inspect the rubber of the mounts and replace if worn or damaged.
  4.  
  5. Place the transaxle assembly on the jack, and raise it to engine level.
  6.  
  7. Attach the transaxle to the engine assembly, and then tighten the rear housing mounting bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the front housing mounting bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the upper housing mounting bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Remove the jack from the transaxle assembly.
  14.  
  15. Install the front mount bracket and, using new bolts, tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Install the rear mount bracket and tighten the bolts to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Install the left and right halfshafts. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Halfshafts, Removal and Installation.-
  20.  
  21. Install the transaxle lower mounts and tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Support the front subframe using a suitable jack on Special Tool VSB02C000016, and lift the assembly up to the body.
  24.  
  25. Loosely install the new front subframe mounting bolts, stiffener mounting bolts, and new subframe mid-mount mounting bolts.
  26.  
  27. Align the reference marks with edge of both rear stiffeners. Tighten the rear subframe mounting bolts, then the front bolts, then the stiffener bolts, and then the front subframe mid-mount mounting to the specified torque.

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    Fig. Showing the torque specifications of the front subframe mounting bolts (A) and stiffener mounting bolts (B,C)-2007 2.4L Accord



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    Fig. Showing the torque specifications of the front subframe mid-mount mounting bolts-2007 2.4L Accord

  28.  
  29. Install the transaxle lower mount nuts and tighten to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  30.  
  31. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  32.  
  33. Refill the power steering system with fluid to the correct level.
  34.  
  35. Refill the transaxle with fluid to the correct level.
  36.  
  37. Remove the steering wheel and center the clockspring. For additional information, refer to the following section, -AIR BAG (SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM), Clockspring Centering.-
  38.  
  39. Check and adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  40.  
  41. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  42.  

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2008

  1. Secure the hood in the wide open position with the support rod.
  2.  
  3. Do the battery removal procedure.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front grille cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the strut brace.
  8.  
  9. Remove the air cleaner assembly and the intake air duct.
  10.  
  11. Remove the nut securing the under-hood fuse/relay box, and swing it out of the way.
  12.  
  13. Loosen the two bolts located behind the battery base, and remove the two bolts securing the battery base, and then remove the battery base.
  14.  
  15. Raise the vehicle on a lift, and make sure it is securely supported.
  16.  
  17. Remove the front wheels.
  18.  
  19. Remove the splash shield.
  20.  
  21. Remove the drain plug and drain the automatic transmission fluid (ATF). Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer. Tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector and the 2nd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector, and remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  24.  
  25. Remove the transmission range switch sub-harness connector from its bracket and disconnect it.
  26.  
  27. Remove the A/F sensor connector from its bracket and disconnect it.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the input shaft (mainshaft) speed sensor connector and the output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor connector.
  30.  
  31. Remove the harness cover mounting bolt, and remove the engine wire harness cover from the ATF filter bracket.
  32.  
  33. Disconnect the shift solenoid wire harness connector, the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector, the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector, and remove the harness clamp from the clamp bracket.
  34.  
  35. Remove the ATF cooler hoses from the ATF cooler lines. Turn the ends of the ATF cooler hoses up to prevent ATF from flowing out, and then plug the ATF cooler hoses and the lines.
    NOTE
    Check for any signs of leakage at the hose joints.

  36.  
  37. Disconnect the 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector, and remove the harness clamp from the clamp bracket.
  38.  
  39. Remove the vacuum hose.
  40.  
  41. Disconnect the ATF cooler hose from the ATF line. Turn the end of the ATF cooler hose up to prevent ATF from flowing out, and then plug the hose and line.
  42.  
  43. Remove the ATF cooler hose from the hose clamp.
  44.  
  45. Remove the upper transaxle mount bracket bolts.
    WARNING
    Do not remove the TORX® bolt from the upper transmission mount. If the TORX® bolt is removed, the upper transmission mount must be replaced as an assembly.

  46.  
  47. Attach the engine hanger adapter VSB02C000015 to the threaded hole located on the rear side of the cylinder head.
  48.  
  49. Install the engine support hanger AAR-T1256 to the vehicle, and attach the hook to the slotted hole in the engine hanger adapter VSB02C000015. Tighten the wing nut by hand to lift and support the engine.

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    Fig. Install the engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) to the vehicle, and attach the hook (A) to the slotted hole in the engine hanger adapter (VSB02C000015), and turn the wing nut (B) to lift-2008 2.4L Accord

  50.  
  51. Remove the vacuum hose from its clamp.
  52.  
  53. Remove the front mount stop and the clamp bracket, and remove the front mount bolt.
  54.  
  55. Remove the heat shield mounting bolts and the heat shield.
  56.  
  57. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bracket bolts.
  58.  
  59. Remove the power steering hose clamp bolts.
  60.  
  61. Remove the rear engine mount bolts and the rear engine mount.
  62.  
  63. Remove the mounting bolts and the rear engine mount upper bracket.
  64.  
  65. Remove the steering gearbox stiffeners.
  66.  
  67. Remove the remaining power steering fluid line clamp bolt.
  68.  
  69. Remove the power steering fluid line from its clamp.
  70.  
  71. Remove the exhaust pipe.
  72.  
  73. Separate the tie-rod end ball joints from the knuckles. For additional information, refer to the following sections: -Lower Ball Joint, Removal and Installation- and -Upper Ball Joint, Removal and Installation.-
  74.  
  75. Remove the torque converter cover. Remove the eight drive plate bolts while rotating the crankshaft pulley.
  76.  
  77. Separate the shift cable from the selector control lever.
  78.  
  79. Remove the transaxle lower mounting nuts.
  80.  
  81. Remove both front subframe mid-mount bolts.
  82.  
  83. Hang the steering gearbox to the body with a strap.
  84.  
  85. Attach the front subframe adapter VSB02C000016 to the front subframe by looping the strap over the front of the front subframe. Secure the strap with the stop, and then tighten the wing nut.

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    Fig. Attach the front subframe adapter (VSB02C000016) to the front subframe by looping the strap (A) over the front of the front subframe, then secure the strap with the stop (B), then tighten the wing nut (C)-2007 2.4L Accord

  86.  
  87. Raise a suitable jack and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, and then tighten the bolts.
  88.  
  89. Remove the four bolts securing the stiffeners, the four bolts securing the front subframe, then lower the front subframe.
  90.  
  91. Place a suitable jack under the transaxle assembly.
  92.  
  93. Remove the transaxle lower mount.
  94.  
  95. Remove the left side halfshaft from the differential and the right side halfshaft from the intermediate shaft. Coat all precision machined surfaces with clean engine oil, and then put plastic bags over the driveshaft ends. Hang the driveshafts to the body with a strap.
  96.  
  97. Remove the intermediate shaft. Coat all precision machined surfaces with clean engine oil, and then put plastic bags over the intermediate shaft ends.
  98.  
  99. Remove the rear engine mount bracket.
  100.  
  101. Remove the front engine mount bracket.
  102.  
  103. Remove the jack.
  104.  
  105. Remove the upper transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  106.  
  107. Lower the transaxle by loosening the wing nut on the engine support hanger, and tilt the engine just enough for the transaxle to clear the side frame. Check that the transaxle is completely free of the ATF and coolant hoses, vacuum hoses, and the electrical wiring.
  108.  
  109. Place the jack under the transaxle.
  110.  
  111. Remove the front transmission housing mounting bolts.
  112.  
  113. Remove the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor cover.
  114.  
  115. Remove the rear transaxle housing mounting bolts.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the CKP sensor and the sensor harness.

  116.  
  117. Slide the transaxle assembly away from the engine to remove it from the vehicle.
  118.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the drive plate and replace if damaged.
  2.  
  3. Place the transaxle assembly on a suitable jack, raise the transaxle to the engine level, then fit the transaxle to the engine assembly.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear transaxle housing mounting bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the CKP sensor cover and tighten to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the front transaxle housing mounting bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Remove the jack.
  12.  
  13. Install the upper transaxle housing mounting bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Place the jack under the transmission.
  16.  
  17. Install the front engine mount bracket with new bolts, and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Install the rear engine mount bracket with new bolts, and tighten to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Install the intermediate shaft.
  22.  
  23. Connect the left and right halfshafts. For additional information, refer to the section, -Halfshaft, Removal and Installation.-
  24.  
  25. Install the transaxle lower mounts with new bolts, and tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Set the front subframe adapter (VSB02C000016) to the front subframe by looping the strap over the front of the front subframe. Secure the strap with the stop, and then tighten the wing nut.
  28.  
  29. Raise the front subframe up to the body. Loosely install new front subframe mounting bolts, the stiffener mounting bolts, and new stiffener mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Location of the front subframe mounting bolts (A), the stiffener mounting bolts (B), and new stiffener mounting bolts (C)-2008 2.4L Accord

  30.  
  31. Loosely tighten the front subframe mounting bolt in the right rear stiffener until the front subframe insulator contacts the body; insert the subframe alignment pin 070AG-SJAA10S through the positioning slot on the right rear stiffener, through the positioning hole on the front subframe, and into the positioning hole on the body.

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    Fig. Loosely tighten the front subframe mounting bolt (A) in the right rear stiffener until the front subframe insulator contacts the body; insert the subframe alignment pin (070AG-SJAA10S) through the positioning slot (B) on the right rear stiffener, through the positioning hole (C) on the front subframe, and into the positioning hole on the body.

  32.  
  33. Loosely tighten the front subframe mounting bolt in the left rear stiffener in the same manner.
  34.  
  35. Reinsert the subframe alignment pin through the positioning slot on the right rear stiffener, through the positioning hole on the front subframe, and into the positioning hole on the body, then tighten the front subframe mounting bolt to the specified torque.
  36.  
  37. Tighten the subframe mounting bolt in the left rear stiffener in the same manner.
  38.  
  39. Tighten the front subframe mounting bolts in the right front stiffener and the left front stiffener to the specified torque.
  40.  
  41. Check that the positioning holes and slots are aligned using the subframe alignment pin.
  42.  
  43. Tighten the rear and front stiffener mounting bolts to the specified torque.
  44.  
  45. Remove the jack and the front subframe adapter.
  46.  
  47. Replace the front subframe mid-mount mounting bolts and tighten to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
  48.  
  49. Install the transaxle mounting nuts and tighten to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  50.  
  51. Connect the shift cable to the selector.
  52.  
  53. Attach the torque converter to the drive plate with the eight bolts. Rotate the crankshaft pulley as necessary to tighten the bolts to 1 / 2 of the specified torque, and then to the final torque, in a crisscross pattern. After tightening the last bolt, check that the crankshaft rotates freely.
  54.  
  55. Install the torque converter cover.

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    Fig. Tighten the torque converter bolts (A) and converter cover (B) to the specified torque-2008 2.4L Accord

  56.  
  57. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  58.  
  59. Refill the transaxle with fluid to the correct level.
  60.  
  61. Check and adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  62.  
  63. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  64.  

Hybrid



Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cowl cover and under-cowl panel.
  4.  
  5. Move and fix the hood in the vertical position.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front grille cover.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the positive battery cable, and remove the mounting nuts and remove the battery.
  10.  
  11. Remove the reservoir, the reservoir bracket, the under-hood fuse/relay box bracket, the PCM, and the PCM bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove the battery base and the resonator.
  14.  
  15. Raise the vehicle on a lift, and make sure it is securely supported.
  16.  
  17. Remove the engine undercover and splash shield.
  18.  
  19. Remove the drain plug and drain the CVT fluid. Reinstall the drain plug using a new sealing washer.
  20.  
  21. Remove the harness clamp from its bracket, and remove the bolt securing the IMA harness cover bracket.
  22.  
  23. Remove the bolt securing the upper radiator hose clamp on the starter.
  24.  
  25. Remove the harness clamp from its bracket, disconnect the starter cables, and remove the starter.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the solenoid harness connector and the CVT input shaft (drive pulley) speed sensor connector.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the ATF cooler hoses from the ATF cooler lines. Turn the end of the ATF cooler hoses up to prevent CVTF from flowing out, and then plug the ATF cooler hoses and the ATF cooler lines.
  30.  
  31. Remove the air cleaner housing mounting bracket.
  32.  
  33. Remove the snap pin and the control pin from the selector control lever.
  34.  
  35. Remove the bolts securing the shift cable bracket, and then separate the shift cable from the selector control lever. Do not bend the shift cable excessively.
  36.  
  37. Disconnect the transmission range switch connector, and remove the harness clamp from its bracket.
  38.  
  39. Disconnect the CVT output shaft (driven pulley) speed sensor connector, and the CVT speed sensor connector.
  40.  
  41. Remove the harness clamps from the clamp bracket.
  42.  
  43. Remove the drive plate bolts (six) at the opening of the starter while rotating the engine crankshaft pulley.
  44.  
  45. Disconnect the EVAP canister purge valve connector, and remove the bolts securing the connector bracket.
  46.  
  47. Remove the bolts securing the harness cover, and remove the harness cover from its bracket
  48.  
  49. Install the universal eyelet 07AAK-SNAA120 to the bolt hole with 8 x 1.25 mm bolt and spacers.

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    Fig. Installing the universal eyelet (07AAK-SNAA120) to the bolt hole (A) with 8 x 1.25 mm bolt (B) and spacers (C)-2007-08 Civic Hybrid

  50.  
  51. Install the front leg assembly, the hook, and the wing nut from an A and Reds engine support hanger AAR-T1256 onto the engine hanger VSB02C000025. Carefully position the engine hanger on the vehicle, and attach the hook to the slotted hole in the universal eyelet 07AAK-SNAA120. Tighten the wing nut by hand to lift and support the engine.
    CAUTION
    Be careful when working around the windshield.



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    Fig. Install the front leg assembly (A), the hook (B), and the wing nut (C) from an A and Reds engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) onto the engine hanger (VSB02C000025)-2007-08 Civic Hybrid

  52.  
  53. Remove the nuts and the bolt securing both lower arm and ball joint, and separate the lower arms from the ball joints.
  54.  
  55. Remove both mid stiffeners.
  56.  
  57. Remove the exhaust pipe mount rubber.
  58.  
  59. Remove the bolt securing the steering gearbox heat shield.
  60.  
  61. Remove the steering gearbox bracket mounting bolts.
  62.  
  63. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolt, the stiffener mounting bolt, and the stiffener.
  64.  
  65. Remove the lower torque rod bolts.
  66.  
  67. Remove the bolt securing the steering gearbox heat shield.
  68.  
  69. Remove the bolts securing the ATF filter bracket and the IMA harness cover.
  70.  
  71. Make reference marks on the front subframe that line up with the edge of the body.

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    Fig. Matchmark (A) the front subframe (B) that line up with the edge of the body-2007-08 Civic Hybrid

  72.  
  73. Attach the front subframe adapter VSB02C000016 to the front subframe by looping the strap over the front of the front subframe. Secure the strap with the stop, and then tighten the wing nut.

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    Fig. Attach the front subframe adapter (VSB02C000016) to the front subframe by looping the strap (A) over the front of the front subframe, then secure the strap with the stop (B), then tighten the wing nut (C)-2007-08 Civic Hybrid

  74.  
  75. Raise the jack and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, and then tighten the bolts.
  76.  
  77. Remove the four bolts securing the front subframe, and lower the front subframe.
  78.  
  79. Secure the steering gearbox to the body with a strap.
  80.  
  81. Remove the halfshafts from the differential and intermediate shaft. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Halfshafts, Removal and Installation.-
  82.  
  83. Remove the heat shield and the intermediate shaft.
  84.  
  85. Coat all precision machined surfaces with clean engine oil, and then put plastic bags over both ends of the intermediate shaft.
  86.  
  87. Remove the ground cable terminal.
  88.  
  89. Remove the bolts and the nuts, and remove the transmission mount cover, the transmission mount/bracket, and the transmission mount foot.
  90.  
  91. Remove the upper and front transmission housing mounting bolts.
  92.  
  93. Place a jack under the transmission.
  94.  
  95. Remove the lower torque rod bracket.
  96.  
  97. Remove the rear and lower transmission housing mounting bolts.
  98.  
  99. Lower the transmission by loosening the wing nut of the engine support hanger, and tilt the engine just enough for the transmission to clear the side frame.
  100.  
  101. Slide the transmission away from the motor to remove it from the vehicle.
  102.  

To install:

  1. Place the transmission on a jack, raise the transmission to the engine level, then fit the transmission to the motor housing/engine.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear and lower transmission housing mounting bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the upper and front transmission housing mounting bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the transmission mount foot and the transmission mount/bracket on the body with 12 x 1.25 mm bolts loosely.
  8.  
  9. Secure the transmission mount bracket on the transmission with the nuts and new bolt, and tighten the 12 x 1.25 mm bolts to the specified torque.
  10.  
  11. Install the transmission mount cover and the ground cable terminal.

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    Fig. Transmission mount foot and various components-2007-08 Civic Hybrid

  12.  
  13. Install the lower torque rod bracket with new bolts and tighten to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install a new set ring on the intermediate shaft.
  16.  
  17. Install the intermediate shaft and the heat shield.
  18.  
  19. Install the halfshafts. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Halfshafts, Removal and Installation.-
  20.  
  21. Set the front subframe adapter VSB02C000016 to the front subframe by looping the strap over the front of the front subframe. Secure the strap with the stop, and then tighten the wing nut.
  22.  
  23. Line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, and tighten the bolts, and then lift the front subframe up to the body.
  24.  
  25. Loosely install new front subframe mounting bolts.
  26.  
  27. Align the reference marks on the front subframe with the edge of the body, and tighten the mounting bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  28.  
  29. Secure the lower torque rod with the bolts.
  30.  
  31. Secure the steering gearbox heat shield with the bolt.
  32.  
  33. Remove the engine support hanger.
  34.  
  35. Position the steering gearbox on the gearbox mounting bracket of the front subframe.
  36.  
  37. Install the gearbox stiffener and the stiffener mounting bolts, and tighten the bolts loosely.
  38.  
  39. Install the steering gearbox mounting bracket bolts.
  40.  
  41. Tighten the steering gearbox mounting bolts and the stiffener mounting bolts to the specified torque.
  42.  
  43. Install both mid stiffeners with new bolts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  44.  
  45. Install both of the lower arms to the ball joints, and loosely install new mounting nuts and bolts.
  46.  
  47. Loosely tighten the nuts and the bolts in the following order: the nut on the front, the nut on the rear, then the bolt to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  48.  
  49. Secure the steering gearbox heat shield with the bolt.
  50.  
  51. Install the exhaust pipe mount rubber.
  52.  
  53. Secure the ATF filter bracket and the IMA harness cover with the bolts.
  54.  
  55. Remove the universal eyelet and spacers.
  56.  
  57. Install the harness cover on its bracket, and secure it with the bolts.
  58.  
  59. Secure the connector bracket with the bolts, and connect the EVAP canister purge valve connector
  60.  
  61. Attach the flywheel to the drive plate with six bolts. Rotate the crankshaft pulley to tighten the bolts to 1 / 2 of 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm), and then to the final torque, in a crisscross pattern. After tightening the last bolt, check that the crankshaft rotates freely.
  62.  
  63. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  64.  
  65. Refill the transmission with CVT fluid.
  66.  
  67. Check and adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  68.  
  69. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  70.  

Non-hybrid



Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. The radio may contain a coded theft protection circuit. Always obtain the code number before disconnecting the battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cowl cover and the under cowl panel. Remove the front grille cover.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable. Remove the battery.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air cleaner housing and air intake duct. Remove the battery base and resonator.
  8.  
  9. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the splash shield. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle. Position the hood in the vertical position.
  12.  
  13. Remove the mounting bolts securing the harness cover and remove the harness clamp.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the transaxle pressure control switch solenoid valve, solenoid valve B connector and solenoid valve C connector.
  16.  
  17. Remove the harness clamp from its bracket. Remove the air cleaner housing mounting bracket.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the transaxle range switch connector.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the output shaft speed sensor connector and remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the input shaft speed sensor connector and the second clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the ATF warmer hoses from the transaxle fluid lines. Plug the hoses and lines to prevent fluid leakage.
  26.  
  27. Remove the bolts securing the ATF warmer. Do not disconnect the ATF hoses and water by pass hose from the ATF warmer.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the shift solenoid harness connector and the third clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector. Remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  30.  
  31. Remove the harness clamp from its bracket. Remove the radiator hose from the clamp. Remove the air cleaner hose mounting bracket.
  32.  
  33. Install the support eyelet part number 07AAK-SNAA400, or equivalent behind the breather pipe and down to the threaded hole on the cylinder head. Attach another support eyelet to the cylinder head with the support bolt part number 07AAK-SNAA500, or equivalent. Hand tighten the bolt.
  34.  
  35. Install tool VSB02C000025, or equivalent onto the engine hanger. Carefully position the engine hanger on the vehicle and support the engine and transaxle assembly.
  36.  
  37. Remove the nuts and bolt securing the lower arm and ball joint. Separate the lower arms from the ball joints. Remove both body mount brackets. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bracket bolts.
  38.  
  39. Remove the rear steering gearbox mounting bolt, stiffener mounting bolt and stiffener. Remove the bolt securing the power steering fluid line clamp bracket.
  40.  
  41. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolt, stiffener mounting bolt and stiffener. Remove the bolt securing the power steering fluid line bracket on the right of the front subframe. Remove the power steering line from the clamp. Remove the lower torque rod bolts.
  42.  
  43. Make reference marks on the front subframe that line up with the edge of the body. Attach the front subframe adapter tool, VSB02000016 or equivalent, to the subframe. Secure the strap with the stop and tighten the wing nut. Raise the jack and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base. Tighten the bolts.
  44.  
  45. Remove the four bolts securing the front subframe. Lower the subframe. Hang the steering gearbox to the side, with rope or wire.
  46.  
  47. Remove the driveshafts from the differential. Remove the shift cable cover. Remove the three bolts securing the shift cable holder. Pry up on the lock tab of the lock washer. Remove the lock bolt and lock washer. Separate the shift cable from the control shaft.
  48.  
  49. Remove the shift cable holder bracket from the transaxle. Remove the torque converter cover. Remove the drive plate bolts. Remove the upper transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  50.  
  51. Remove the transaxle mount bracket bolts. Remove the front transaxle housing mounting bolts. Remove the rear transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  52.  
  53. Lower the transaxle assembly by loosening the wing nut of the engine support hanger. Lift the engine just enough for the transaxle to clear the side frame.
  54.  
  55. Position a jack under the transaxle. Remove the lower transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  56.  
  57. Slide the transaxle away from the engine and remove it from the vehicle.
  58.  
  59. Remove the torque converter and dowel pins.
  60.  

To install:

  1. Install the torque converter on the mainshaft, using a new O-ring.
  2.  
  3. Install the dowel pins in the torque converter housing. Place the transaxle on the transaxle jack. Raise the unit to engine level.
  4.  
  5. Install the lower transaxle housing mounting bolt part way in the bolt hole on the engine. Attach the transaxle to the engine.
  6.  
  7. Install the lower transaxle housing mounting bolt, tighten the bolts.
  8.  
  9. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  10.  
  11. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  12.  
  13. Properly fill and check the automatic transaxle fluid level.
  14.  
  15. Reprogram the power window control unit as follows:
    1. Turn the ignition switch ON. Lower the window, all the way down. Open the driver-s side door.
    2.  
    3. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Push and hold the driver-s window DOWN switch. Turn the ignition switch ON. Release the driver-s window DOWN switch. This must be done within five seconds.
    4.  
    5. Repeat the above step three more times. Wait one second.
    6.  
    7. Confirm that the -AUTO UP- and -AUTO DOWN- do not work. If they work repeat the procedure, paying close attention to the five second time limit
    8.  
    9. Move the driver-s window all the way down by holding the driver-s window DOWN switch to the AUTO DOWN position.
    10.  
    11. Pull up and hold the driver-s window UP switch to the AUTO UP position until the window reaches the fully closed position. Hold the switch for one second.
    12.  
    13. Confirm that the power window master switch has been reset by using the driver-s window AUTO UP and DOWN function.
    14.  
    15. If the AUTO UP and DOWN feature is still not working, repeat the complete procedure, paying close attention to the five second time limit.
    16.  

  16.  
  17. Set the clock.
  18.  
  19. Road test the vehicle.
  20.  

 
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