Honda_Cr-V_2001-2006

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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2001 Models



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery
     
    Battery tray
     
    Air intake assembly
     
    Starter motor
     
    Transaxle ground cable
     
    Clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector
     
    Mainshaft speed sensor connector
     
    Clutch pressure switch connectors
     
    Shift control solenoid valve connectors
     
    Lockup control solenoid connector
     
    Countershaft speed sensor connector
     
    Transaxle oil cooler lines
     
    Gear position switch connector
     
    Engine splash shield
     
    Front wheels
     
    Subframe center beam
     
    Rear driveshaft, if equipped
     
    Front motor mount bracket
     
    Lower ball joints
     
    Lower damper fork bolts
     

  6.  
  7. Separate the inner CV-joints from the transaxle and intermediate shaft and support the axle halfshafts out of the work area with safety wire.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Right damper fork
     
    Right radius rod
     
    Intermediate shaft
     
    Shift cable holder and shift cable
     
    Engine stiffener
     
    Torque converter
     
    Transaxle mount
     
    Intake manifold bracket
     
    Rear mount bracket
     
    Transaxle flange bolts
     
    Transaxle
     

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To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips, split pins and self-locking nuts for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transaxle. Tighten the flange bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Rear mount bracket. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Intake manifold bracket. Tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
     
    Transaxle mount. Tighten the stud bolt and nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm) and the through bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Front motor mount bracket. Tighten the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).
     
    Torque converter. Tighten the driveplate bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Engine stiffener. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
     
    Shift cable holder and shift cable
     
    Intermediate shaft. Tighten the bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
     
    Axle halfshafts
     
    Right damper fork. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Right radius rod. Tighten the bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm) and the nut to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Lower damper fork bolts. Tighten the nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joints. Tighten the nut to 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm).
     
    Rear driveshaft, if equipped
     
    Subframe center beam. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Front wheels
     
    Engine splash shield
     
    Gear position switch connector
     
    Transaxle oil cooler lines
     
    Countershaft speed sensor connector
     
    Lockup control solenoid connector
     
    Shift control solenoid valve connectors
     
    Clutch pressure switch connectors
     
    Mainshaft speed sensor connector
     
    Clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector
     
    Transaxle ground cable
     
    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
     
    Air intake assembly
     
    Battery tray
     
    Battery
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the transaxle to the correct level.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

2002-06 Models



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery
     
    Battery tray
     
    Air intake assembly
     
    Splash shield
     
    Transaxle ground cable
     
    Starter motor
     
    Clutch pressure control solenoid valve connector
     
    Mainshaft speed sensor connector
     
    Clutch pressure switch connectors
     
    Shift control solenoid valve connectors
     
    Lockup control solenoid connector
     
    Countershaft speed sensor connector
     
    Transaxle oil cooler lines
     
    Engine wiring harness from the air cleaner bracket
     
    Water pipe mounting bolt
     
    Brake booster and EVAP line mounting bolts. Attach an engine support hanger to the head to support the weight of the engine.
     
    Stabilizer link from the lower arm
     
    Lower arms from the knuckles
     
    Torque converter nuts
     
    Shift cable
     
    Front mount bolt and nut
     
    Rear mount bolts
     
    Subframe (see the Engine Removal and Installation procedure)
     
    Rear driveshaft, if equipped
     

  6.  
  7. Separate the inner CV-joints from the transaxle and intermediate shaft and support the axle halfshafts out of the work area with safety wire.

    Intermediate shaft
     
    Engine stiffener
     
    Transaxle mount bolts and nuts
     
    Transaxle
     

  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Air cleaner housing bracket bolt: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Front mount bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Rear mount bracket bolts: 40 ft. lb. (54 Nm)
     
    Transmission-to-engine bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Upper transmission mount bolt: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Upper transmission mount nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear driveshaft bolts: 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm)
     
    Subframe bolts: 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm)
     

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