Isuzu Cars and Trucks 1981-1991

Transaxle

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Before removing the transaxle; drain the fluid from the lower drain plug, remove the engine hood and air duct and disconnect the wiring from the transaxle.

FWD I-Mark
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the tension rod from the lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the driveshaft as outlined in this Section.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bellhousing lower cover.
  12.  
  13. Support the engine and remove lower engine crossmember.
  14.  



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Fig. Removing the lower crossmember FWD I-Mark

To install:

  1. Support the engine and install the transaxle and lower crossmember.
  2.  
  3. Install the bellhousing lower cover.
  4.  
  5. Install the driveshaft as outlined in this Section.
  6.  
  7. Connect the tension rod to the lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Install the front wheels.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable and check operation.
  14.  

FWD Impulse and Stylus (2WD)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery and battery tray.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air duct and air cleaner.
  6.  
  7. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands. Remove the front wheels.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect all electrical terminals from the transaxle.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the clutch cable, shift, select and speedometer cables.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the tie rod end and ball joints as outlined in .
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the driveshafts as outlined in this Section.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the front exhaust pipe.
  18.  
  19. Remove the torque rod and bracket.
  20.  
  21. Remove the left rubber mount.
  22.  
  23. Support the engine with a holding fixture.
  24.  
  25. Remove the center support beam with rear mount.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the engine strut and flywheel under cover. Place a transmission jack under the transaxle.
  28.  
  29. Remove the transaxle-to-engine bolts.
  30.  
  31. Lower the transaxle with the transmission jack.
  32.  

To install:

  1. Raise the transaxle with the transmission jack.
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle-to-engine bolts.
  4.  
  5. Connect the engine strut and install the flywheel under cover. Remove the transmission jack.
  6.  
  7. Install the center support beam with rear mount.
  8.  
  9. Remove the engine holding fixture.
  10.  
  11. Install the left rubber mount.
  12.  
  13. Install the torque rod and bracket.
  14.  
  15. Connect the front exhaust pipe.
  16.  
  17. Connect the driveshafts as outlined in this Section.
  18.  
  19. Connect the tie rod end and ball joints as outlined in .
  20.  
  21. Connect the clutch cable, shift, select and speedometer cables.
  22.  
  23. Connect all electrical terminals to the transaxle.
  24.  
  25. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
  26.  
  27. Install the air duct and air cleaner.
  28.  
  29. Install the battery and battery tray.
  30.  
  31. Connect the negative battery cable and check operation.
  32.  

All Wheel Drive Impulse
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery and battery bracket.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intercooler, air duct and air cleaner.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect all electrical harnesses and cables from the transaxle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the transfer case as outlined in this Section.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the torque rod and bracket to the lower control arm.
  12.  
  13. Remove the left mounting rubber.
  14.  
  15. Place a transmission jack under the transaxle and raise the engine with an engine holding fixture.
  16.  
  17. Remove the transaxle-to-engine bolts.
  18.  
  19. Lower the transaxle case from the vehicle.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Raise the transaxle case into the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle-to-engine bolts.
  4.  
  5. Install the left mounting rubber and remove the transmission jack.
  6.  
  7. Connect the torque rod and bracket to the lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Install the transfer case as outlined in this Section.
  10.  
  11. Connect all electrical harnesses and cables to the transaxle.
  12.  
  13. Install the intercooler, air duct and air cleaner.
  14.  
  15. Install the battery and battery bracket.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable and check operation.
  18.  

 
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