Isuzu_Rodeo_Rodeo_Sport_1997-2004

Transmission Removal & Installation

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1997-03 Models



2 Wheel Drive
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hood.
  4.  
  5. Install a support fixture to the engine lifting eyes.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front console assembly and wiring connectors
     
    Shift lock cable
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember
     
    Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connectors
     
    Left and right exhaust front pipes
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Starter motor
     
    Fuel line bracket
     
    Transmission harness connectors
     
    Flywheel under covers
     
    Torque converter
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new torque converter bolts.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the large bolts to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm) and the small bolts to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Torque converter. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Flywheel under covers
     
    Transmission harness connectors
     
    Fuel line bracket
     
    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Left and right exhaust front pipes. Tighten the manifold flange fasteners to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm) and the exhaust flange bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    HO 2 S sensor connectors
     
    Crossmember. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Driveshaft. Tighten the flange bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Shift lock cable
     
    Front console assembly and wiring connectors
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the engine support fixture and install the hood.

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    Fig. Automatic transmission mounting bolt locations and torque specifications-1997-03 models

  4.  

4 Wheel Drive
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hood.
  4.  
  5. Install a support fixture to the engine lifting eyes.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transfer case shift lever knob
     
    Front console assembly and wiring connectors
     
    Shift lock cable
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Transfer case shift lever
     
    Transfer case skid plate
     
    Front and rear driveshafts
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember
     
    Right torsion bar, if equipped with Torque On Demand (TOD) system
     
    Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connectors
     
    Left and right exhaust front pipes
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Starter motor
     
    Fuel line bracket
     
    Transmission harness connectors
     
    Flywheel under covers
     
    Torque converter
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new torque converter bolts.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the large bolts to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm) and the small bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Torque converter. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Flywheel under covers
     
    Transmission harness connectors
     
    Fuel line bracket
     
    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Left and right exhaust front pipes. Tighten the manifold flange fasteners to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm) and the exhaust flange bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    HO 2 S sensor connectors
     
    Right torsion bar, if removed
     
    Crossmember. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Front and rear driveshafts. Tighten the flange bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
     
    Transfer case skid plate. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Transfer case shift lever
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Shift lock cable
     
    Front console assembly and wiring connectors
     
    Transfer case shift lever knob
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the engine support fixture and install the hood.
  4.  

2004 Models



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front and rear driveshafts. Matchmark the flanges.
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen, but don-t remove, the nuts securing the front exhaust pipe to the manifold.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Fuel line heat shield and bracket
     
    Fuel line quick connector. See Fuel Filter.
     
    All wiring at the transmission and transfer case
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Transfer case skid plate
     
    Transfer case
     

  8.  
  9. Support the transmission with a jack.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear mount nuts.

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    Fig. 2wd automatic transmission rear mount-2004 models



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    Fig. 4wd automatic transmission rear mount-2004 models

  12.  
  13. Remove the crossmember.
  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Oil pipe clamp at the converter housing
     
    Oil pipe clamp bolt at the engine mount
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Oil dipstick tube
     
    Starter motor
     
    Engine and transmission undercovers
     
    Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     
    Rear mount cushion
     

  16.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new torque converter bolts.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Rear mount cushion
     
    Transmission. Tighten the bolts as shown in the accompanying illustration.

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    Fig. Transmission-to-engine fastener information-2004 automatic transmission

     
    Torque converter. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Engine and transmission undercovers
     
    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Oil filler tube
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Shift lock cable
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Crossmember. Tighten the bolts to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (57 Nm).
     
    Transfer case. Tighten the bolts/nuts as shown in the accompanying illustration.

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    Fig. Transfer case fastener information-2004 automatic transmission

     
    Transmission harness connectors
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Fuel line bracket
     
    Front exhaust pipe. Tighten to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm).
     
    Front and rear driveshafts. Tighten the flange bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal.
  4.  

Automatic Transmissions With 2-Wheel Drive



Automatic Transmissions With 4-Wheel Drive



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hood.
  4.  
  5. Install a support fixture to the engine lifting eyes.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following: Negative battery cableTransfer case shift lever knobFront console assembly and wiring connectorsShift lock cableShift control rodSelector lever assemblyTransfer case shift leverTransfer case skid plateFront and rear driveshaftsWiring harness heat shieldTransmission mount and crossmemberRight torsion bar, if equipped with Torque On Demand (TOD) systemHeated Oxygen (HO2S) sensor connectorsLeft and right exhaust front pipesTransmission oil cooler linesStarter motorFuel line bracketTransmission harness connectorsFlywheel under coversTorque converterTransmission flange boltsTransmission

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transfer case shift lever knob
     
    Front console assembly and wiring connectors
     
    Shift lock cable
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Transfer case shift lever
     
    Transfer case skid plate
     
    Front and rear driveshafts
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember
     
    Right torsion bar, if equipped with Torque On Demand (TOD) system
     
    Heated Oxygen (HO2S) sensor connectors
     
    Left and right exhaust front pipes
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Starter motor
     
    Fuel line bracket
     
    Transmission harness connectors
     
    Flywheel under covers
     
    Torque converter
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new torque converter bolts.

  1. Install or connect the following: Transmission. Tighten the large bolts to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm) and the small bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).Torque converter. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).Flywheel under coversTransmission harness connectorsFuel line bracketStarter motor. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).Transmission oil cooler linesLeft and right exhaust front pipes. Tighten the manifold flange fasteners to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm) and the exhaust flange bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).HO2S sensor connectorsRight torsion bar, if removedCrossmember. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).Transmission mount. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).Wiring harness heat shieldFront and rear driveshafts. Tighten the flange bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).Transfer case skid plate. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).Transfer case shift leverSelector lever assemblyShift control rodShift lock cableFront console assembly and wiring connectorsTransfer case shift lever knobNegative battery cable

    Transmission. Tighten the large bolts to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm) and the small bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Torque converter. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Flywheel under covers
     
    Transmission harness connectors
     
    Fuel line bracket
     
    Starter motor. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Left and right exhaust front pipes. Tighten the manifold flange fasteners to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm) and the exhaust flange bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    HO2S sensor connectors
     
    Right torsion bar, if removed
     
    Crossmember. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Wiring harness heat shield
     
    Front and rear driveshafts. Tighten the flange bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
     
    Transfer case skid plate. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Transfer case shift lever
     
    Selector lever assembly
     
    Shift control rod
     
    Shift lock cable
     
    Front console assembly and wiring connectors
     
    Transfer case shift lever knob
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the engine support fixture and install the hood.
  4.  

 
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