REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Raise the front of the vehicle and support it safely.
- Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the transaxle and allow the fluid to drain.
- Position a large drain pan under the transaxle pan and have plenty of rags on hand.
- Slightly loosen all the pan bolts. Tap one corner of the pan with a soft hammer to break the seal.
- Once the pan is broken loose, support it, remove all the bolts, and then tilt it to one side to drain the remaining fluid.
- Clean all the gasket surfaces and the inside of the pan thoroughly. Then, raise the pan and gasket in position with bolt holes lined up.
- Support the pan and replace the bolts, tightening them only very gently with your fingers.
- Tighten the pan bolts diagonally in several stages to 7.5-8.5 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm).
- Install the drain plug and torque to 22-25 ft. lbs. (30-35 Nm).
- Refill the transaxle carefully through the dipstick. Check the fluid level several times until it reaches the lower mark on the dipstick.
- Start the engine and allow to idle for about two minutes so that the fluid has a chance to warm to normal operating temperature.
- Check the fluid level and add fluid as necessary.
PAN AND FILTER SERVICE
- Drain the transaxle fluid.
- Remove the transaxle pan.
- Remove the filter.
- Check the filter for clogging and damage and replace as necessary.
- Install a new filter as necessary.
- Install the transaxle pan.
- Refill the transaxle with fluid.