Honda Prelude Accord Civic S2000 2001-2006

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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Accord



2.3L & 2.4L Engines
2001-02 2.3L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative, then the positive battery cables
     
    Battery
     

  4.  
  5. Shift the transaxle into N .
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Air intake hose, air cleaner housing, and the resonator assembly.
     
    Battery base and the base stay
     
    Throttle cable from the throttle control lever.
     
    Transaxle ground cable and the speed sensor connectors.
     
    Solenoid valve connectors
     
    Lock-up control solenoid valve and shift control solenoid valve connectors.
     
    Transaxle cooler hoses from the joint pipes and plug the hoses.
     
    Starter cables and starter
     
    Countershaft Speed Sensor (CSS) and Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connectors
     

  8.  
  9. Install a hoist to the engine.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    4 upper bolts attaching the transaxle to the engine block.
     
    3 bolts attaching the front engine mount bracket to the engine.
     
    Transaxle mount
     

  12.  
  13. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
  14.  
  15. Drain the transaxle fluid and reinstall the drain plug with a new washer.
  16.  
  17. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Splash shield
     
    Subframe center beam
     
    Cotter pins and lower arm ball joint nuts, then separate the ball joints from the lower arms using a suitable tool.
     
    Right damper pinch bolt, then separate the damper fork and damper.
     
    Bolts and nut, then the right radius rod.
     

  18.  
  19. Using a small prying device, carefully pry the right and left halfshafts out of the differential. Remove the right and left halfshafts. Tie plastic bags over the halfshaft ends to prevent damage to the CV boots and splines.
  20.  
  21. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Bolts mounting the intermediate shaft, then the intermediate shaft from the differential.
     
    Torque converter cover and shift cable cover.
     
    Shift control cable by removing the lock bolt.
     
    Shift cable lever from the control shaft. Don't disconnect the control lever from the shift cable. Wire the shift cable out of the work area and be careful not to kink it.
     
    8 drive plate bolts, one at a time while rotating the crankshaft pulley.
     

  22.  
  23. Place a suitable jack under the transaxle and raise the jack just enough to take weight off of the mounts.
  24.  
  25. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Intake manifold bracket.
     
    Transaxle housing mounting bolts
     
    Mounting bolts from the rear engine mount bracket.
     
    4 transaxle housing mounting bolts and 3 mount bracket nuts.
     

  26.  
  27. Pull the transaxle away from the engine until it clears the 14mm dowel pins, then lower it using the jack.
  28.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new self-locking nuts when assembling the front suspension components. Install new set rings onto the halfshaft inboard joint splines. Replace any color-coded self-locking bolts.

  1. Flush the transaxle cooler lines before installing the transaxle. Use a pressurized flushing unit such as Honda J38405-A or equivalent. Use only Honda biodegradable flushing fluid, Honda J35944-20. Other fluids will damage the automatic transmission cooling system.
    1. Fill the flusher with 21 ounces of fluid. Pressurize the flusher to 80-120 psi, following the procedure on the fluid container and flusher.
    2.  
    3. Clamp the discharge hose of the flusher to the cooler return line. Clamp the drain hose to the cooler inlet line and route it into a bucket or drain tank.
    4.  
    5. Connect the flusher to air and water lines. Open the flusher water valve and flush the cooler for 10 seconds. The air line should be equipped with a water trap to keep the system dry.
    6.  
    7. Depress the flusher trigger to mix flushing fluid with the water. Flush for 2 minutes, turning the air valve on and off for 5 seconds every 15-20 seconds to create a surging action.
    8.  
    9. After finishing 1 flushing cycle, reverse the hose and flush in the opposite direction following the same steps.
    10.  
    11. Dry the cooler lines with compressed air so that no moisture is left in the cooler system.
    12.  

  2.  
  3. Be sure the 2, 14mm dowel pins are installed into the torque converter housing.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter onto the transaxle mainshaft with a new hub O-ring.
     
    Starter motor onto the transaxle case and tighten the mounting bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
     
    Transaxle and transaxle housing mounting bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mounting bolts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Intake manifold bracket and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
     
    Upper bolts attaching the transaxle to the engine: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Front engine mount bracket bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Transaxle mount and the nuts and bolt that attach the mount. Tighten the nuts first to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm), then tighten the bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     

  6.  
  7. Remove the jack from the transaxle.
  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter to the drive plate with the 8 bolts. Tighten the bolts in 2 steps in a crisscross pattern: first to 54 inch lbs. (6 Nm), and finally to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Check for free rotation after tightening the last bolt.
     
    Shift control cable and control cable holder. Tighten the shift cable lock bolt to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm). Tighten the shift cable cover bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Torque converter cover and tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     

  10.  
  11. Remove the engine hoist.
  12.  
  13. Install or connect the following:

    Radius rod and damper fork
     
    Intermediate shaft into the differential and tighten the mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).
     
    New set ring on the end of each halfshaft.
     

  14.  
  15. Turn the right steering knuckle fully outward and slide the axle into the differential until the set ring snaps into the differential side gear. Repeat the procedure on the left side.
  16.  
  17. Install or connect the following:

    Damper fork bolts and ball joint nuts to the lower arms: 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm) with a new cotter pin.
     
    Subframe center beam and tighten the center beam bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
     
    Splash shield
     
    Front wheels and lower the vehicle.
     
    Speed sensor connector
     

  18.  
  19. Support the right front knuckle with a floor jack, until the weight of the vehicle is held by the jack. Tighten the damper fork pinch bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Tighten the radius rod bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (105 Nm), and the radius rod nut to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Hold the damper fork bolt with a wrench, and tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm). Remove the floor jack.
  20.  
  21. Install or connect the following:

    Cables to the starter
     
    Throttle control cable
     
    Lock-up control solenoid valve and shift control solenoid valve connectors
     
    Speed sensor connectors and the transaxle ground cable
     
    Transaxle cooler inlet hose to the joint pipe. Attach a drain hose to the return line.
     
    Battery base stay and the battery base
     

  22.  
  23. Install the resonator assembly, the air cleaner assembly, and the air intake hose.

    Battery, positive then the negative battery cables
     

  24.  
  25. Refill the transaxle with ATF. Use only Honda Premium ATF or DEXRON®II ATF.
    1. With the flusher drain hose attached to the cooler return line.
    2.  
    3. Place the transaxle in P , run the engine for 30 seconds, or until approximately 1 quart of fluid is discharged. Immediately shut off the engine. This completes the cooler flushing process.
    4.  
    5. Remove the drain hose and reconnect the cooler return line.
    6.  
    7. Refill the transaxle to the proper level with ATF.
    8.  

  26.  
  27. Start the engine, set the parking brake, and shift the transaxle through all gears 3 times. Check for proper shift cable adjustment.
  28.  
  29. Let the engine reach operating temperature with the transaxle in P or N . Then, shut off the engine and check the fluid level.
  30.  
  31. Road test the vehicle.
  32.  
  33. After road testing the vehicle, loosen the front engine mount bracket bolts, then retighten them to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  34.  
  35. Check and adjust the vehicle's front end alignment.
  36.  
  37. Enter the radio security code.
  38.  

2001-02 3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative, then the positive battery cables
     
    Battery and tray
     
    Clamps securing the battery cables to the base.
     
    Intake air duct and the air cleaner assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and drain the transaxle fluid. Replace the drain plug with a new washer.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Matchmark the installed position of the sub-frame on the main-frame before removing it.



    Starter wiring and harness clamps, then the breather and radiator hoses from the retainer.
     
    Wiring connectors from the transaxle assembly
     
    Cooler lines; point them up to prevent fluid drainage.
     
    Bolt and nut, then the rear stiffener.
     
    Bolts securing the transaxle to the engine.
     
    Front mounting bracket bolts
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting and the lower ball joints from the control arms.
     
    Bolts securing the radius rods to the lower arms.
     
    Halfshafts. Keep the splined ends of the shafts clean.
     



    Sub-frame from the main-frame
     
    Engine brace from the rear of the engine
     
    Shift cable cover, bracket and cable
     
    8 bolts securing the drive plate to the torque converter
     

  8.  
  9. Attach a chain hoist to the engine and raise it slightly.
  10.  
  11. Place a jack under the transaxle.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Transaxle mount bracket
     
    Intake manifold support bracket
     
    Rear mount bracket
     

  14.  
  15. Pull the transaxle back slightly until it comes off the dowels and lower it from the vehicle. Do not let the torque converter fall out of the transaxle.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter using a new O-ring, if removed.
     
    Dowel pins in the torque converter housing.
     
    Transaxle to the engine and the rear mount bracket. Tighten the 8mm bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) and the 12mm bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Transaxle-to-engine bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Breather tube with the dot facing up
     
    Transaxle mount bracket. Tighten the nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm) and the through-bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Driveplate-to-torque converter bolts: 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm) in a crisscross pattern.
     
    Shift cable, bracket and cover
     
    Engine brace on the rear of the engine.
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Sub-frame after aligning the matchmarks. Tighten the rear bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) and the front bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
     
    Front mount. Tighten the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).
     
    Shock absorbers and the radius rods to the lower control arms.
     
    Engine under cover
     
    All the wiring connectors
     
    Starter wiring and harness clamps
     
    Battery
     
    Air cleaner assembly and intake duct
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the transaxle with Genuine Honda® premium automatic transmission fluid.
  4.  

2003-06 2.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. The radio may contain a coded theft protection circuit. Always obtain the code number before disconnecting the battery.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable. Remove the battery.
  6.  
  7. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead position. Lock the steering column. Remove the steering joint cover.
  8.  
  9. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and steering gearbox pinion shaft. Remove the steering joint bolt. Disconnect the steering by removing the steering joint toward the steering column. Hold the slider shaft on the column using a piece of wire between the joint yoke on the slider shaft to the joint yoke on the upper shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove and plug the return hose from the power steering pump reservoir. Remove the power steering pump outlet line. Remove the bolt securing the power steering hose clamp.
  12.  
  13. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the splash shield. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle. Remove the battery tray. Remove the air intake duct and the air cleaner assembly. Remove the battery base.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the transaxle clutch pressure control solenoid, valve A connector, second clutch pressure switch connector and remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets
  18.  
  19. Remove the transaxle range selector switch connector from its bracket. Disconnect it from its mounting.
  20.  
  21. Remove the AF sensor connector from its bracket and disconnect it.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the input shaft speed sensor connector and the output shaft speed sensor. Remove the harness clamps from the brackets.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the third clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector. Remove the harness clamp from the clamp bracket.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect connector C108, AT pressure control solenoid valve B connector and the solenoid valve C connector. Remove the harness clamp from the clamp bracket.
  28.  
  29. Remove the transaxle cooler lines. Plug the lines to prevent leakage. Remove the cooler hose from the clamp. Disconnect and plug the cooler hose from the cooler line.
  30.  
  31. Remove the ground cable. Transaxle upper mount bracket plate and transaxle upper mount bracket.
  32.  
  33. Attach the special adapter tool VSB02C000015, or equivalent, to the threaded hole in the cylinder head. Install the engine support tool AAR-T-12566 or equivalent. Lift and support the engine and transaxle assembly.
  34.  
  35. Remove the vacuum hose from its clamp. Disconnect the hose from the vacuum line. Remove the front mount stop and clamp bracket. Remove the front mount bolt.
  36.  
  37. Remove the rear mount stop and remove the rear mount bolt.
  38.  
  39. Remove the exhaust pipe and its mount. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  40.  
  41. Insert a 6mm allen wrench in the top of the ball joint pin. Remove the nuts. Separate the stabilizer link from the lower arms.
  42.  
  43. Remove the cotter pins, castle nuts, damper pinch bolt, self locking nut, bolt and damper forks. Separate the ball joints from the lower arms.
  44.  
  45. Remove the cotter pins and nuts. Separate the tie rod end ball joints from the knuckles.
  46.  
  47. Remove the engine stiffener and remove the drive plate bolts. Remove the shift cable holder and cover.
  48.  
  49. Remove the spring clip and control pin, then separate the shift cable from the selector control lever.
  50.  
  51. Remove the transaxle lower mount nuts. Remove both mid mounts.
  52.  
  53. Make a reference line at both ends of the subframe that line up with the edge of the stiffeners.
  54.  
  55. 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.
  56.  
  57. Remove the four bolts securing the front subframe. Lower the subframe. Remove the transaxle lower mounts. Remove the driveshaft boot cover and bracket. Pry the driveshafts and remove them from the differential. Remove the rear mount bracket.
  58.  
  59. Position a jack under the transaxle. Remove the upper transaxle housing mounting bolts. Remove the front mount bracket. Remove the front transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  60.  
  61. Remove the rear transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  62.  
  63. Slide the transaxle away from the engine and remove it from the vehicle.
  64.  

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. Attach the transaxle to the engine. Install the retaining bolts.
  4.  
  5. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment
  8.  
  9. Properly fill and check the automatic transaxle fluid level. S0>Reprogram the power window control unit as follows.
  10.  
  11. Turn the ignition switch ON. Lower the window, all the way down. Open the driver-s side door.
  12.  
  13. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Push and hold the drivers window DOWN switch. Turn the ignition switch ON. Release the driver-s window DOWN switch. This must be done within five seconds.
  14.  
  15. Repeat the above step three more times. Wait one second.
  16.  
  17. 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
  18.  
  19. Move the driver-s window all the way down by holding the drivers window DOWN switch to the AUTO DOWN position.
  20.  
  21. 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.
  22.  
  23. Confirm that the power window master switch has been reset by using the driver-s window AUTO UP and DOWN function.
  24.  
  25. If the AUTO UP and DOWN feature is still not working, repeat the complete procedure, paying close attention to the five second time limit.
  26.  
  27. Set the clock.
  28.  
  29. Road test the vehicle.
  30.  

2003-06 3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. The radio may contain a coded theft protection circuit. Always obtain the code number before disconnecting the battery.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable. Remove the battery.
  6.  
  7. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead position. Lock the steering column. Remove the steering joint cover.
  8.  
  9. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and steering gearbox pinion shaft. Remove the steering joint bolt. Disconnect the steering by removing the steering joint toward the steering column. Hold the slider shaft on the column using a piece of wire between the joint yoke on the slider shaft to the joint yoke on the upper shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove and plug the return hose from the power steering pump reservoir. Remove the power steering pump outlet line. Remove the bolt securing the power steering hose clamp.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolts securing the support strut brackets on both sides of the hood. Secure the hood in a vertical position, and then install the right strut bracket by turning it over with its bolt in the lower position.
  14.  
  15. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the splash shield. Remove the power steering pump outlet line from the power steering pump. Remove the hose from its clamp.
  16.  
  17. Drain the transaxle fluid. Remove the battery tray.
  18.  
  19. Remove the air intake duct and air cleaner assembly. Remove the battery base. Remove the starter.
  20.  
  21. Remove the transaxle upper mount bracket and bracket plate. Remove the transaxle sub harness connector from its bracket and disconnect it.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the input shaft speed sensor connector, the fourth clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector and disconnect the vacuum hose from the vacuum line.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the shift solenoid valve A connector, the A/T clutch pressure solenoid C connector. Remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve A connector, the solenoid valve B connector. Remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the connectors from the torque converter clutch solenoid valve and shift solenoid valve. Remove the transaxle range switch connector from its bracket and disconnect it.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the output shaft speed sensor connector and remove the harness clamps from the brackets. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the vacuum line.
  32.  
  33. Remove the harness clamps from the brackets and remove the bolt securing the bracket. Remove the transaxle ground cable and disconnect the breather tube.
  34.  
  35. Remove the bolts securing the ATF warmer and the bracket. Remove the ATF warmer from the transaxle housing. Do not disconnect the hoses.
  36.  
  37. Remove the connector bracket from the engine front cylinder head, use the bracket bolt to attach the engine balancer bar front arm.
  38.  
  39. Remove the harness clamp bracket from the engine rear cylinder head, use the bracket bolt hole to attach the engine balancer bar rear arm.
  40.  
  41. Remove the front bulkhead cover. Lift and support the engine and transaxle assembly using tool VSB02C000019, or equivalent.
  42.  
  43. Remove the front stop mount. Remove the front mount.
  44.  
  45. Remove the rear stop mount. Remove the rear mount.
  46.  
  47. Insert a 6mm allen wrench in the top of the ball joint pin. Remove the nuts. Separate the stabilizer link from the lower arms.
  48.  
  49. Remove the cotter pins, castle nuts, damper pinch bolt, self locking nut, bolt and damper forks. Separate the ball joints from the lower arms.
  50.  
  51. Remove the cotter pins and nuts. Separate the tie rod end ball joints from the knuckles.
  52.  
  53. Remove the exhaust pipe and its mount. Remove the power steering fluid hose from its line on the front subframe. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  54.  
  55. Remove the torque converter cover. Remove the drive plate bolts. Remove the engine to torque converter housing mounting bolts.
  56.  
  57. Remove the bolts securing the shift cable holder. Remove the shift cable cover. To prevent damage to the control lever joint, remove the bolts securing the holder before removing the bolts securing the cover.
  58.  
  59. Remove the lock bolt securing the control lever. Remove the shift cable and control lever.
    NOTE
    Install a 6x1.0-14mm bolt and nut on the shift cable cover. Reinstall the shift cable cover to the torque converter housing. If you do not do this, the bolt head of the cable cover may prevent you from removing the torque converter during transaxle removal.

  60.  
  61. Remove the transaxle lower mount nuts. Remove both middle mounts.
  62.  
  63. Make a reference line at both ends of the subframe that line up with the edge of the stiffeners.
  64.  
  65. 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.
  66.  
  67. Remove the four bolts securing the stiffeners and the four bolts securing the front subframe. Lower the subframe. Remove the transaxle lower mounts.
  68.  
  69. Remove the driveshafts from the differential and intermediate shaft. Remove the exhaust manifold bracket and heat shield. Remove the intermediate shaft.
  70.  
  71. Position a jack under the transaxle. Remove the upper transaxle housing mounting bolts. Remove the front mount bracket. Remove the front transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  72.  
  73. Remove the bolt securing the harness clamp bracket. Remove the front mount bracket. Remove the rear transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  74.  
  75. Slide the transaxle away from the engine and remove it from the vehicle.
  76.  

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. Attach the transaxle to the engine. Install the retaining bolts.
  4.  
  5. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment
  8.  
  9. Properly fill and check the automatic transaxle fluid level. S0>Reprogram the power window control unit as follows.
  10.  
  11. Turn the ignition switch ON. Lower the window, all the way down. Open the driver-s side door.
  12.  
  13. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Push and hold the drivers window DOWN switch. Turn the ignition switch ON. Release the driver-s window DOWN switch. This must be done within five seconds.
  14.  
  15. Repeat the above step three more times. Wait one second.
  16.  
  17. 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
  18.  
  19. Move the driver-s window all the way down by holding the drivers window DOWN switch to the AUTO DOWN position.
  20.  
  21. 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.
  22.  
  23. Confirm that the power window master switch has been reset by using the driver-s window AUTO UP and DOWN function.
  24.  
  25. If the AUTO UP and DOWN feature is still not working, repeat the complete procedure, paying close attention to the five second time limit.
  26.  
  27. Set the clock.
  28.  
  29. Road test the vehicle.
  30.  

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following: Negative, then the positive battery cablesBattery and trayClamps securing the battery cables to the base.Intake air duct and the air cleaner assembly

    Negative, then the positive battery cables
     
    Battery and tray
     
    Clamps securing the battery cables to the base.
     
    Intake air duct and the air cleaner assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and drain the transaxle fluid. Replace the drain plug with a new washer.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following: Starter wiring and harness clamps, then the breather and radiator hoses from the retainer.Wiring connectors from the transaxle assemblyCooler lines; point them up to prevent fluid drainage.Bolt and nut, then the rear stiffener.Bolts securing the transaxle to the engine.Front mounting bracket boltsEngine under coverLower shock absorber mounting and the lower ball joints from the control arms.Bolts securing the radius rods to the lower arms.Halfshafts. Keep the splined ends of the shafts clean.

    Starter wiring and harness clamps, then the breather and radiator hoses from the retainer.
     
    Wiring connectors from the transaxle assembly
     
    Cooler lines; point them up to prevent fluid drainage.
     
    Bolt and nut, then the rear stiffener.
     
    Bolts securing the transaxle to the engine.
     
    Front mounting bracket bolts
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting and the lower ball joints from the control arms.
     
    Bolts securing the radius rods to the lower arms.
     
    Halfshafts. Keep the splined ends of the shafts clean.
     

  8.  


NOTE
Matchmark the installed position of the sub-frame on the main-frame before removing it.



Sub-frame from the main-frame
 
Engine brace from the rear of the engine
 
Shift cable cover, bracket and cable
 
8 bolts securing the drive plate to the torque converter
 

  1. Attach a chain hoist to the engine and raise it slightly.
  2.  
  3. Place a jack under the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following: Transaxle mount bracketIntake manifold support bracketRear mount bracket

    Transaxle mount bracket
     
    Intake manifold support bracket
     
    Rear mount bracket
     

  6.  
  7. Pull the transaxle back slightly until it comes off the dowels and lower it from the vehicle. Do not let the torque converter fall out of the transaxle.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following: Torque converter using a new O-ring, if removed.Dowel pins in the torque converter housing.Transaxle to the engine and the rear mount bracket. Tighten the 8mm bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) and the 12mm bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).Transaxle-to-engine bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)Breather tube with the dot facing upTransaxle mount bracket. Tighten the nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm) and the through-bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).Driveplate-to-torque converter bolts: 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm) in a crisscross pattern.Shift cable, bracket and coverEngine brace on the rear of the engine.HalfshaftsSub-frame after aligning the matchmarks. Tighten the rear bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) and the front bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).Front mount. Tighten the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).Shock absorbers and the radius rods to the lower control arms.Engine under coverAll the wiring connectorsStarter wiring and harness clampsBatteryAir cleaner assembly and intake duct

    Torque converter using a new O-ring, if removed.
     
    Dowel pins in the torque converter housing.
     
    Transaxle to the engine and the rear mount bracket. Tighten the 8mm bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) and the 12mm bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Transaxle-to-engine bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Breather tube with the dot facing up
     
    Transaxle mount bracket. Tighten the nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm) and the through-bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Driveplate-to-torque converter bolts: 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm) in a crisscross pattern.
     
    Shift cable, bracket and cover
     
    Engine brace on the rear of the engine.
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Sub-frame after aligning the matchmarks. Tighten the rear bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) and the front bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
     
    Front mount. Tighten the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).
     
    Shock absorbers and the radius rods to the lower control arms.
     
    Engine under cover
     
    All the wiring connectors
     
    Starter wiring and harness clamps
     
    Battery
     
    Air cleaner assembly and intake duct
     

  2.  
  3. Refill the transaxle with Genuine Honda® premium automatic transmission fluid.
  4.  

Civic



2001-05 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Label all electrical connectors before removing them.



    Negative and positive battery cables
     
    Resonator, the air cleaner box, and the air intake duct.
     
    Starter cables and the transaxle ground cable
     
    Engine wiring harness clip
     



    Lock-up control solenoid connector
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor and countershaft speed sensor connectors
     
    Upper transaxle case bolts and the rear engine mounting bolt
     

  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
     

  8.  
  9. Drain the automatic transaxle fluid. Then, install the drain plug with a new crush washer. Note the color, consistency, and odor of the drained fluid.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front splash shield
     
    Shift control and linear solenoid connectors
     
    Mainshaft speed sensor connector
     
    Strut pinch bolt and fork bolt
     
    Lower ball joint using a ball joint remover.
     

  12.  
  13. Pry the halfshaft inboard joints out of the transaxle case and intermediate shaft. Swing the steering knuckles out to free the halfshafts from the transaxle.
  14.  
  15. Tie the halfshafts up and out of the way with wire. Tie plastic bags over the inboard joints to prevent damage to the CV-boots and splined shafts.
  16.  
  17. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    There are no gear teeth on the driveplate; the starter motor engages a ring gear on the inner edge of the torque converter.



    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Shift cable cover
     
    Shift cable from the transaxle control shaft. Move the shift cable out of the way, and tie it up with wire.
     
    Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) cooler hoses from the cooler lines. Cap the lines to prevent fluid lose and contamination.
     
    Right-front mount and bracket assembly
     
    Engine stiffener and the torque converter cover plate.
     
    8 torque converter-to-driveplate bolts 1 at a time by rotating the crankshaft pulley.
     

  18.  
  19. After unbolting the torque converter from the driveplate, rotate the crankshaft to set the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC)/compression for the No. 1 cylinder.
  20.  
  21. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Ignition wires
     
    Distributor, if equipped
     

  22.  
  23. Attach a lifting chain to the engine and lift slightly to ease the tension on the mounts.
  24.  
  25. Place a transaxle jack under the transaxle and remove the transaxle side mount and bracket.
  26.  
  27. With the transaxle supported, remove the transaxle rear mount bracket bolts and transaxle case bolts.
  28.  
  29. Pull the transaxle away from the engine until it clears the locating dowel pins. Carefully lower the transaxle from the vehicle with the torque converter angled upward so it doesn't drop out of the transaxle.
  30.  
  31. Remove the torque converter from the transaxle. Inspect the ring gear teeth for breakage and inspect the converter's hub for burrs and scoring. Check the condition of the converter fluid. Replace the torque converter if necessary.
  32.  
  33. Inspect the transaxles front oil pump bearing and seal for signs of leakage and scoring. Inspect the mainshaft for burrs, scoring, and roughness.
  34.  
  35. With the transaxle removed, carefully inspect the driveplate for stress cracks, enlarged bolt holes, and other defects. Replace it if necessary.
  36.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new self-locking nuts and color-coded bolts when installing the transaxle and suspension components.

  1. Flush the transaxle cooler lines to remove any contaminated fluid and residual clutch material:
    1. Use a pressurized flusher (Honda J38405-A or equivalent). Use only Honda flushing fluid (Honda J35944-20); other fluids may damage the system.
    2.  
    3. Fill the flusher with 21 ounces of fluid. Pressurize the flusher to 80-120 psi, following the procedure on the fluid container and flusher.
    4.  
    5. Clamp the discharge hose of the flusher to the cooler return line. Clamp the drain hose to the cooler inlet line and route it into a bucket or drain tank.
    6.  
    7. Connect the flusher to air and water lines. The air line use a water trap to keep excess moisture out.
    8.  
    9. Open the flusher water valve and flush the cooler for 10 seconds.
    10.  
    11. Depress the flusher trigger to mix flushing fluid with the water. Flush for 2 minutes, turning the air valve on and off for 5 seconds every 15-20 seconds to create a surging action.
    12.  
    13. After finishing 1 flushing cycle, reverse the hose and flush in the opposite direction.
    14.  
    15. Dry the cooler lines with compressed air for 2 minutes or longer to remove all excess moisture from the system.
    16.  

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Starter motor onto the transaxle case and tighten its mounting bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Torque converter with a new hub O-ring.
     

  4.  
  5. Place the transaxle on a transaxle jack and raise it to the level of the engine.
  6.  
  7. Align the transaxle and engine. Install the transaxle case bolts. Install new 14mm rear mount bolts and washers.
  8.  
  9. Raise the transaxle and install the side mount. Tighten the case bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Tighten all of the 14mm rear mount bolts to 61 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install or connect the following:

    Transaxle side mount and bracket. Tighten the bracket nuts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Tighten the mount through-bolt to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
     

  12.  
  13. Remove the transaxle jack.
  14.  
  15. Rotate the crankshaft and install the torque converter-to-driveplate bolts. Tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm) in a crisscross pattern. Tighten the bolts to the specification in 2 steps.
  16.  
  17. Rotate the crankshaft to reset the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC)/compression for the No. 1 cylinder. After the engine is set at Top Dead Center (TDC), it must not be disturbed until the distributor, if equipped, has been reinstalled.
  18.  
  19. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter cover and tighten the bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Engine stiffener and tighten the 8mm bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm). Tighten the 10mm bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Right-front mount and bracket assembly. Tighten the 10mm bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm), and the 12mm bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     

  20.  
  21. Remove the lifting chain and chain hooks.
  22.  
  23. Verify that the engine is at Top Dead Center (TDC)/compression for the No. 1 cylinder. Align the tabs on the distributor drive with the grooves on the end of the camshaft. Install the distributor and hand-tighten the mounting bolts. Reconnect the ignition wires.
  24.  
  25. Tighten the crankshaft pulley to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install or connect the following:

    Transaxle cooler lines
     
    New set rings on the inboard CV-joint splines
     
    Halfshafts into the transaxle case and intermediate shaft. The inboard joints must snap into place.
     
    Lower ball joint and damper fork
     
    Front wheels
     
    Shift cable linkage to the transaxle control shaft.
     
    New lockwasher and tighten the linkage bolt to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
     
    Shift cable cover and tighten its bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
     
    Front exhaust pipe. Use new self-locking nuts and gaskets. Tighten the rear flange nuts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm), and the front flange nuts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    VSS and countershaft speed sensor connectors
     
    Lock-up control solenoid connector.
     
    Shift control and linear solenoid connectors
     
    Mainshaft speed sensor connector
     
    Wiring harness clamps and starter cables
     
    Resonator, air cleaner box, and air intake duct
     
    Front splash shield
     

  28.  
  29. Lower the vehicle and tighten the strut pinch bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Tighten the fork bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Tighten the ball joint castle nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm), then tighten them only enough to install new cotter pins.
  30.  
  31. Refill the transaxle with fresh ATF. Use only Honda Premium ATF or DEXRON®II or III ATF. Reconnect the positive and negative battery cables.
    1. Leave the flusher drain hose attached to the cooler return line.
    2.  
    3. With the transaxle in park, run the engine for 30 seconds, or until approximately 1 quart of fluid is discharged. Immediately shut the engine off. This completes the cooler flushing process.
    4.  
    5. Remove the drain hose and reconnect the cooler return line.
    6.  
    7. Refill the transaxle to the proper level.
    8.  

  32.  
  33. Check shift cable and throttle cable adjustments.
  34.  
  35. Check the ignition timing. Rotate the distributor counterclockwise to advance the timing, or clockwise to retard the timing. When the timing has been set, tighten the distributor mounting bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  36.  
  37. Start the engine and shift through all the gears 3 times.
  38.  
  39. Let the engine warm up to operating temperature and check the fluid level with the transaxle in the P or N position.
  40.  
  41. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  42.  
  43. Road test the vehicle. Recheck the transaxle fluid level.
  44.  

2006 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. The radio may contain a coded theft protection circuit. Always obtain the code number before disconnecting the battery.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cowl cover and the under cowl panel. Remove the front grille cover.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable. Remove the battery.
  8.  
  9. Remove the air cleaner housing and air intake duct. Remove the battery base and resonator. 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. Disconnect the transaxle range switch connector.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the output shaft speed sensor connector and remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the input shaft speed sensor connector and the second clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the ATF warmer hoses from the transaxle fluid lines. Plug the hoses and lines to prevent fluid leakage.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolts securing the ATF warmer. Do not disconnect the ATF hoses and water by pass hose from the ATF warmer.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the shift solenoid harness connector and the third clutch transaxle fluid pressure switch connector. Remove the harness clamps from the clamp brackets.
  28.  
  29. Remove the harness clamp from its bracket. Remove the radiator hose from the clamp. Remove the air cleaner hose mounting bracket.
  30.  
  31. 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.
  32.  
  33. Install tool VSB02C000025, or equivalent onto the engine hanger. Carefully position the engine hanger on the vehicle and support the engine and transaxle assembly.
  34.  
  35. 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.
  36.  
  37. Remove the rear steering gearbox mounting bolt, stiffener mounting bolt and stiffener. Remove the bolt securing the power steering fluid line clamp bracket.
  38.  
  39. 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.
  40.  
  41. 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.
  42.  
  43. Remove the four bolts securing the front subframe. Lower the subframe. Hang the steering gearbox to the side, with rope or wire.
  44.  
  45. 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.
  46.  
  47. 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.
  48.  
  49. Remove the transaxle mount bracket bolts. Remove the front transaxle housing mounting bolts. Remove the rear transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  50.  
  51. 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.
  52.  
  53. Position a jack under the transaxle. Remove the lower transaxle housing mounting bolts.
  54.  
  55. Slide the transaxle away from the engine and remove it from the vehicle.
  56.  
  57. Remove the torque converter and dowel pins.
  58.  

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. S0>Reprogram the power window control unit as follows.
  14.  
  15. Turn the ignition switch ON. Lower the window, all the way down. Open the driver-s side door.
  16.  
  17. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Push and hold the drivers window DOWN switch. Turn the ignition switch ON. Release the driver-s window DOWN switch. This must be done within five seconds.
  18.  
  19. Repeat the above step three more times. Wait one second.
  20.  
  21. 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
  22.  
  23. Move the driver-s window all the way down by holding the drivers window DOWN switch to the AUTO DOWN position.
  24.  
  25. 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.
  26.  
  27. Confirm that the power window master switch has been reset by using the driver-s window AUTO UP and DOWN function.
  28.  
  29. If the AUTO UP and DOWN feature is still not working, repeat the complete procedure, paying close attention to the five second time limit.
  30.  
  31. Set the clock.
  32.  
  33. Road test the vehicle.
  34.  

Prelude



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect both cables from the battery.
  4.  
  5. Shift the transaxle into N .
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery hold-down and the battery
     

  8.  
  9. Drain the transaxle fluid and reinstall the drain plug with a new crush washer.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not disconnect the power steering pressure hoses from the VSS and PSS.



    Air intake duct, air cleaner case, and resonator
     
    Connector from the vacuum tank and the vacuum tank and tank bracket. Do not remove the vacuum tube from the vacuum tank.
     
    Transaxle-to-body ground cable
     
    Battery base with the ground cable and the battery base stay.
     
    Lock-up control solenoid valve and shift control solenoid valve connectors.
     
    Throttle control cable from the throttle control lever.
     
    Countershaft speed sensor connector
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) connector
     
    Rear stiffener, then remove the VSS and Power Steering Sensor (PSS).
     



    Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) cooler hoses at the joint pipes. Turn the ends of the cooler hoses upward to prevent fluid loss. Plug the joint pipes.
     
    Starter motor
     
    Upper transaxle housing mounting bolts
     
    Front engine mount bracket bolts
     
    Transaxle mount
     

  12.  
  13. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
     
    Splash shield, subframe center beam and rear beam stiffener.
     
    Cotter pins and castle nuts from the lower ball joints. Use a press-type ball joint tool to separate the ball joints from the lower arm.
     
    Damper fork bolts, then separate the damper fork and the damper.
     

  16.  
  17. Use a suitable prytool to separate the right and left halfshafts from the differential.
  18.  
  19. Pull on the inboard joint and remove the right and left halfshafts. Tie plastic bags over the halfshaft ends to protect the boots and splined shafts from damage.
  20.  
  21. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Right damper pinch bolt, then separate the right damper fork from the strut.
     
    Right radius rod bolts and nut, then the radius rod
     
    Torque converter cover and the shift cable cover.
     
    Control lever lockbolt and the shift cable with the lever. Do not bend the shift control cable during removal. Wire the cable to the underbody of the vehicle our of the work area.
     
    Driveplate bolts while rotating the crankshaft.
     

  22.  
  23. Place a transaxle jack below the transaxle and raise it enough to take the weight off the mounts.
  24.  
  25. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Intake manifold bracket
     
    Lower transaxle housing mounting bolts and lower rear engine mounting bolts.
     

  26.  
  27. Pull the transaxle away from the engine until it clears the dowel pins. Lower the transaxle out of the vehicle.
  28.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new self-locking nuts when assembling the front suspension components. Use new set rings on the halfshaft inboard joints. Use new self-locking bolts for the subframe beams. These fasteners are available from a Honda dealer.

  1. Flush the transaxle cooling lines before installing the transaxle. Use a pressurized flushing canister, such as Honda tool No. J38405-A, or its equivalent. Use only biodegradable flushing fluid, Honda part No. J35944-20.
    1. Fill the flusher with 21 ounces of fluid. Pressurize the flusher to 80-120 psi, following the procedure on the fluid container and flusher.
    2.  
    3. Clamp the discharge hose of the flusher to the cooler return line. Clamp the drain hose to the cooler inlet line and route it into a bucket or drain tank.
    4.  
    5. Connect the flusher to air and water lines. Open the flusher water valve and flush the cooler for 10 seconds.
    6.  
    7. Depress the flusher trigger to mix flushing fluid with the water. Flush for 2 minutes, turning the air valve on and off for 5 seconds every 15-20 seconds.
    8.  
    9. After finishing 1 flushing cycle, reverse the hose and flush in the opposite direction.
    10.  
    11. Dry the cooler lines with compressed air so that no moisture remains in the cooler lines.
    12.  

  2.  
  3. Install the starter motor onto the transaxle case. Install the torque converter with a new hub O-ring. Tighten the starter bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Place the transaxle on a transaxle jack and raise it to the level of the engine.
  6.  
  7. Align the transaxle to the engine and install the transaxle housing mounting bolts and lower rear engine mounting bolts. Tighten the rear engine mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm) and the transaxle mounting bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Install the intake manifold bracket and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Tighten the front engine mount bracket bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install or connect the following:

    Transaxle mount. Tighten the bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) and the nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
     

  12.  
  13. Remove the transaxle jack.
  14.  
  15. Install or connect the following:

    Torque converter to the driveplate and the mounting bolts. Turn the crankshaft to rotate the driveplate. Tighten the bolts in 2 steps, first to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm) in a crisscross pattern and finally to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Check for free rotation after tightening the last bolt.
     
    Shift cable onto the control shaft and tighten the lockbolt to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
     
    Torque converter cover and the shift cable cover.
     
    New set ring onto the inboard joint of each halfshaft.
     
    Damper fork bolts and ball joint nuts to the lower arms. Tighten the ball joint nut to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm)
     
    New cotter pin
     
    Radius rod and the damper fork. Only hand-tighten the radius rod and damper fork fasteners at this point.
     

  16.  
  17. Turn the right steering knuckle fully outward and slide the axle into the differential until the spring clip is felt engaging the differential side gear. Repeat the procedure on the left side.
  18.  
  19. Install or connect the following:

    Subframe rear beam stiffener and the center beam. Tighten the stiffener bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Tighten the subframe center beam bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
     
    Front wheels and lower the vehicle.
     

  20.  
  21. Use a floor jack to place the weight of the vehicle onto the right front knuckle. Tighten the radius rod bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) and the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm). Tighten the damper pinch bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Tighten the nut to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) while holding the damper fork bolt. Remove the floor jack.
  22.  
  23. Install or connect the following:

    Speedometer sensor. Tighten the sensor bolt to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    ATF cooler hoses to the joint pipes
     
    Lock-up control solenoid and shift control solenoid valve connectors.
     
    VSS and PSS sensor connectors
     
    Starter motor cables and battery base and base stay.
     
    Ground cables on the body and on the transaxle.
     
    Vacuum tank, tank bracket, and tank connector.
     
    Resonator, air cleaner case, and air intake duct.
     

  24.  
  25. Refill the transaxle with ATF. Use only Honda Premium ATF or DEXRON®II ATF. Connect the negative and positive battery cables.
    1. Leave the flusher drain hose attached to the cooler return line.
    2.  
    3. With the transaxle in park, run the engine for 30 seconds, or until approximately 1 quart of fluid is discharged. This completes the cooler flushing process.
    4.  
    5. Remove the drain hose and reconnect the cooler return line.
    6.  
    7. Refill the transaxle to the proper level with ATF.
    8.  

  26.  
  27. Start the engine, set the parking brake, and shift the transaxle through all gears 3 times. Check for proper control cable adjustment.
  28.  
  29. On Preludes equipped with 4WS, and turn the steering wheel lock-to-lock to reset the steering control unit.
  30.  
  31. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  32.  
  33. Let the engine reach operating temperature with the transaxle in N or P , then turn the engine OFF and check the fluid level
  34.  
  35. After road testing the vehicle, loosen the front engine mount bolts, and tighten them to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  36.  
  37. Enter the radio security code.
  38.  

 
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