- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Remove the air duct.
- Remove the battery.
- Remove the battery tray.
- Remove the air cleaner assembly.
- Remove the intercooler inlet pipe.
- Disconnect the connectors relevant to the transaxle.
- Disconnect the ground earth wire.
Detach the oil cooler hoses.
Using SST (09200-38001), or equivalent, support the engine.
Remove the transaxle mounting bracket (A) bolts.
- Remove the transaxle-to-engine upper bolts.
- Remove the bolts which mount the transaxle to the front sub frame.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the oil drain plug and drain the fluid.
- Support the transaxle with a jack.
- Remove the steering column coupler bolt.
Remove the halfshafts.
- Remove the bolt which mounts the transaxle to the rear sub-frame.
Remove the sub-frame. If it is a 4 wheel drive vehicle (4WD), remove the driveshaft
- Remove the transaxle-to-engine lower bolts.
- Remove the transaxle assembly.
If the torque converter is mounted first on the engine, the oil seal on the transaxle may be damaged. Therefore, be sure to first assemble the torque converter to the transaxle.
Install the transaxle control cable and adjust as follows:
- Move the shift lever and the transaxle range switch to the "N" position, and install the control cable.
- When connecting the control cable to the transaxle mounting bracket, install the clip until it contacts the control cable.
- Remove any free-play in the control cable by adjusting nut and then check to see that the selector lever moves smoothly.
- Check to see that the control cable has been adjusted correctly.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:
Filler plug: 21-25 ft. lbs. (29-34 Nm)