Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front and side engine undercovers
     

  4.  
  5. Drain the transaxle oil and engine coolant. Drain the transfer fluid, if AWD.

    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Propeller shaft
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Battery and battery tray
     
    Hood
     
    Transaxle control cable
     
    A/T control solenoid valve assembly connector
     
    Transmission range switch connector
     
    Input and output shaft speed sensor connectors
     
    A/T fluid cooler hose from the radiator. Plug the hose.
     
    Starter mounting bolt
     
    Loosen the upper engine-to-transaxle bolts. Do not remove the bolts yet.
     
    A/T fluid cooler hose from the cooler. Plug the hose.
     
    Halfshaft and inner shaft, FWD vehicles
     
    Halfshaft and output shaft assembly, AWD vehicles
     
    Transaxle stay
     
    Bell housing cover
     
    Drive plate bolts. Turn the crankshaft to access the bolts. Push the torque converter into the transaxle side and make sure the torque converter does not stay on the engine side.
     
    Center member and front roll stopper assembly
     
    Transfer case, AWD vehicles
     
    Rear roll stopper, FWD vehicles
     
    Roll rod bracket, AWD vehicles
     

  6.  
  7. Carefully support the transaxle with a jack, slightly raise the transaxle, then remove the transaxle mount.

    Transaxle mount stopper
     

  8.  
  9. Install a suitable engine support assembly, then raise and safely support the vehicle.

    Transaxle to engine bolts and lower the transaxle from the vehicle
     

  10.  
  11. Support the transaxle with a suitable jack.

    Lower transaxle-to-engine mounting bolts
     
    Transaxle from the vehicle
     

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    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Automatic transaxle mounting


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:

    Transaxle-to-engine lower mounting bolts: 34-40 ft. lbs. (46-54 Nm)
     
    Driveplate bolts: 34-40 ft. lbs. (46-54 Nm)
     
    Transaxle mount bracket nuts: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
     
    Transaxle mount stopper nuts: 56-66 ft. lbs. (75-89 Nm)
     
    Transaxle-to-engine upper mounting bolts: 34-40 ft. lbs. (46-54 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the transaxle and the engine cooling system to the correct level.
  4.  
  5. If AWD, fill the transfer case to the correct level.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  8.  
  9. Check the speedometer and gear selector for proper operation.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  12.  

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front and side engine undercovers
     

  4.  
  5. Drain the transaxle fluid. Drain the transfer case fluid, if equipped.

    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Propeller shaft
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Battery and battery tray
     
    Hood
     
    Transaxle control cable
     
    A/T control solenoid valve assembly connector
     
    Transmission range switch connector
     
    Input and output shaft speed sensor connectors
     
    A/T fluid cooler hose from the radiator. Plug the hose.
     
    Starter mounting bolt
     
    Loosen the upper engine-to-transaxle bolts. Do not remove the bolts yet.
     
    A/T fluid cooler hose from the cooler. Plug the hose.
     
    Halfshaft and inner shaft, FWD vehicles
     
    Halfshaft and output shaft assembly, AWD vehicles
     
    Transaxle stay
     
    Bell housing cover
     
    Drive plate bolts. Turn the crankshaft to access the bolts. Push the torque converter into the transaxle side and make sure the torque converter does not stay on the engine side.
     
    Center member and front roll stopper assembly
     
    Transfer case, AWD vehicles
     
    Rear roll stopper, FWD vehicles
     
    Roll rod bracket, AWD vehicles
     

  6.  
  7. Carefully support the transaxle with a jack, slightly raise the transaxle, then remove the transaxle mount.

    Transaxle mount stopper
     

  8.  
  9. Install a suitable engine support assembly, then raise and safely support the vehicle.

    Transaxle to engine bolts and lower the transaxle from the vehicle
     

  10.  
  11. Support the transaxle with a suitable jack.

    Lower transaxle-to-engine mounting bolts
     
    Transaxle from the vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Automatic transaxle and related components

     

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:

    Transaxle-to-engine lower mounting bolts: 34-40 ft. lbs. (46-54 Nm)
     
    Driveplate bolts: 34-40 ft. lbs. (46-54 Nm)
     
    Transaxle mount bracket nuts: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
     
    Transaxle mount stopper nuts: 56-66 ft. lbs. (75-89 Nm)
     
    Transaxle-to-engine upper mounting bolts: 34-40 ft. lbs. (46-54 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the transaxle using the proper grade and type transaxle fluid.
  4.  
  5. If AWD, fill the transfer case to the correct level.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the front wheel alignment.
  8.  
  9. Check the speedometer and gear selector for proper operation.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  12.  

 
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