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. Drain the transmission fluid.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery cables
     
    Battery and tray
     
    Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector
     
    Accelerator cable from the air cleaner outlet tube
     
    Emission management tube and hose
     
    Crankcase ventilation hose
     
    Air cleaner outlet tube
     
    Air cleaner housing
     
    Back-up lamp switch electrical connector
     
    Front wire harness bracket and move it aside
     
    Front wire harness bracket spacer
     
    Wire harness from the rear harness bracket
     
    Park Neutral Position (PNP) electrical connector
     
    Rear wire harness bracket and move it aside
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) electrical connector
     
    Clutch slave cylinder line from the bracket and move it aside while properly supporting the engine
     
    Left side transmission support insulator and bracket
     
    Rear transmission support insulator
     
    Front transmission support insulator and bracket
     
    Starter and move it aside
     
    Top transmission flywheel housing bolts
     
    Front transmission flywheel housing bolts
     
    Transfer case, if equipped
     
    Left side halfshaft
     
    Rear transmission support insulator bracket
     
    Shifter linkage and stabilizer bar
     
    Transverse crossmember
     
    Front to aft crossmember
     
    Left side splash shield and properly support the transmission
     
    Remaining transmission flywheel housing bolts
     
    Transmission and separate the right side halfshaft from the transmission
     

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To install:

  1. Align the right side half shaft to the transmission and position the transmission to the engine.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission flywheel housing bolts. Torque the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) and remove the transmission support
     
    Left side splash shield
     
    Front-to-aft crossmember. Torque the bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
     
    Transverse crossmember. Torque the bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     
    Shifter linkage. Torque the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer bar. Torque the bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
     
    Rear transmission support bracket. Torque the bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
     
    Left side halfshaft
     
    Transfer case, if equipped
     
    Front transmission flywheel housing bolts. Torque the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Top transmission flywheel housing bolts. Torque the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Starter. Torque the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Front transmission support insulator and bracket. Torque the lower bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) and the 3 upper bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Rear transmission support insulator bolt. Torque the bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
     
    Left side transmission support insulator bracket. Torque the bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
     
    Left side transmission support insulator. Torque the large bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) and the 3 remaining bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Clutch slave cylinder. Torque the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Clutch slave cylinder line to the bracket and install the retaining clip
     
    VSS electrical connector
     
    Rear wire harness bracket. Torque the bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
     
    PNP switch electrical connector
     
    Wire harness to the rear bracket
     
    Front wire harness bracket spacer and bracket. Torque the bolt to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Back-up lamp switch electrical connector
     
    Air cleaner housing
     
    MAF sensor electrical connector
     
    Air cleaner outlet tube
     
    Crankcase ventilation hose
     
    Emission management tube and hose
     
    Accelerator cable to the air cleaner outlet tube
     
    Battery and tray
     
    Both battery cables
     

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  5. Fill the transmission to the proper level.
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  7. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
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