Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Transmission Removal & Installation

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

    Battery cables
     
    Battery and tray
     
    Breather tube
     
    Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
     
    Intake tube and air cleaner cover
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Transmission Range (TR) sensor
     
    Heated Oxygen (H02S) sensors
     
    Transmission harness connector and bracket
     
    Wire harness bracket spacer and move the bracket aside
     
    Shift cable
     
    Shift cable bracket and move the bracket aside
     
    Starter electrical connectors
     
    Starter
     
    Electrical connectors from the valve cover and install an engine support bar
     
    Upper transmission retaining bolts
     
    Left side upper transmission mounting plate
     
    Rear transmission mount
     
    Right side engine mount bolt and slightly raise the engine
     
    Both front wheels and splash shields
     
    Right side halfshaft and intermediate shaft assembly after matchmarking them
     
    Cross brace
     
    Center exhaust pipe and rubber hanger
     
    Front exhaust pipe and flange
     
    Rear exhaust pipe flange
     
    Driveshaft
     
    PTU vent tube
     
    Lower transmission bracket
     
    Access cover
     
    Flexplate nuts
     
    Output Shaft Speed (OSS) sensor
     
    Turbine Shaft Speed (TSS) sensor
     
    Fluid cooler tube and move it aside
     
    Fluid cooler line and install a transmission jack
     
    Bolts from the PTU unit
     
    Transmission with the PTU unit attached
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission with the PTU unit. Torque the engine-to-transmission mounting bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Fluid cooler line. Torque the fastener to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm) and remove the transmission jack.
     
    Fluid cooler tube. Torque the bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
     
    OSS sensor
     
    TSS sensor
     
    Flexplate nuts. Torque the nuts to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
     
    Access cover
     
    Cross brace. Torque the bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
     
    Transmission bracket. Torque the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    PTU vent tube
     
    Driveshaft. Torque the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Exhaust pipe and flange. Torque the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    Exhaust pipe and rubber hanger. Torque the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    Left side halfshaft assembly
     
    Right side halfshaft and intermediate shaft assembly by aligning the matchmarks
     
    Splash shields
     
    Both front wheels and lower the engine on to the right side engine mount
     
    Right side engine mount bolt. Torque the bolt to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
     
    Rear transmission mount. Torque the upper bolt to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm) and the lower bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Transmission mount assemble. Torque the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) and remove the engine support bar.
     
    Electrical connectors to the valve cover
     
    Starter. Torque the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
     
    Starter electrical connectors
     
    Shifter cable and bracket. Torque the bolt to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm) and connect the shifter cable.
     
    Wire harness and install the harness bracket spacer
     
    Wire harness bracket. Torque the bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    H02S sensor
     
    TR sensor and make certain it is properly aligned
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Intake tube and air cleaner cover
     
    Breather tube
     
    MAF sensor
     
    Battery tray
     
    Battery and cables
     

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  3. Fill the transmission with clean fluid to the proper level.
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  5. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary
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