Neon, 2000 - 2005

T-350 Transaxle

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

    Battery
     
    Air cleaner/throttle body assembly
     
    Proportional Purge Solenoid (PSS)
     
    Crankcase vent hose
     
    Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and Idle Air Control (IAC) connectors
     
    Throttle body air duct from the intake manifold
     
    Accelerator cable
     
    Cruise control cable, if equipped
     
    Battery tray from the bracket
     
    Ground cable from the battery tray bracket
     
    Back-up light switch connector
     
    Bell housing cap and clutch cable from the fork and transaxle, on 2000 vehicles
     
    Hydraulic line quick-connect fitting, on 2001-05 vehicles
     
    Shift cable-to-bracket clips
     
    Shift selector and crossover cables from the levers and move aside
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Structural collar
     
    Left engine-to-transaxle lateral bending brace
     
    Bell housing dust cover
     
    Right engine-to-transaxle lateral bending brace
     
    Starter
     
    Driveplate-to-clutch module bolts
     

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  7. Place a jack and block of wood under the engine-s oil pan and support the engine. Remove the transaxle upper mount through-bolt.
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  9. Lower the engine/transaxle assembly to provide clearance.

    Transaxle-to-engine bolts, using an assistant to support the transaxle
     
    Transaxle

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    Fig. View of the air cleaner assembly and throttle body duct



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    Fig. View of the clutch cable and bell housing cap-2000 manual transaxle



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    Fig. View of the clutch slave cylinder connection -T-350 manual transaxle



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    Fig. View of the shift cables-T-350 manual transaxle



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    Fig. View of the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)- T-350 manual transaxle



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    Fig. View of the left lateral bending brace and structural collar-T-350 manual transaxle



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    Fig. View of the right lateral bending brace-T-350 manual transaxle



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    Fig. View of the upper mount through-bolt-T-350 manual transaxle



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    Fig. Exploded view of the transaxle and related components-T-350 manual transaxle



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    Fig. View of the upper mount-T-350 manual transaxle

     

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To install:

  1. If installing a new or replacement transaxle, transfer the upper mount to the new transaxle; then, torque the upper mount-to-transaxle bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Transaxle
     
    Transaxle-to-engine bolts, using an assistant to support the transaxle. Torque the transaxle-to-engine bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     

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  5. Raise the engine/transaxle assembly until the upper mount aligns with the mount bracket hole. Torque the upper mount-to-mount bracket through-bolt to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  7. Remove the jack and wooden block.

    Driveplate-to-clutch module bolts and torque to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm)
     
    Starter and torque the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Starter electrical connectors and torque the positive cable bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Left engine-to-transaxle lateral bending brace and torque the bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm)
     

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  9. Install the structural collar and torque the bolts as follows:
    1. Step 1-Structural collar-to-oil pan bolts: 30 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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    3. Step 2-Structural collar-to-transaxle bolts: 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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    5. Step 3-Structural collar-to-oil pan bolts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Right engine-to-transaxle lateral bending brace and torque the bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm)
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Bell housing dust cover
     
    VSS electrical connector
     
    Shift selector and crossover cables to the levers
     
    Shift cable-to-bracket clips
     
    Hydraulic line quick-connect fitting, on 2001-05 vehicles
     
    Clutch cable to the fork and transaxle and bell housing cap, on 2000 vehicles
     
    Back-up light switch connector
     
    Ground cable to the battery tray bracket
     
    Battery tray to the bracket
     
    Accelerator cable
     
    Cruise control cable, if equipped
     
    Air cleaner assembly and torque the nuts and bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm)
     
    Throttle body air duct to the intake manifold
     
    TPS and IAC connectors
     
    Crankcase vent hose to the throttle body
     
    PSS to the throttle body
     
    Battery
     

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  13. Fill the transaxle to the proper level.
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  15. Road test the vehicle and inspect for leaks.
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