REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Disconnect the negative, then the positive battery cables.
- Remove the battery and battery bracket.
- Remove the air cleaner box and mass air flow sensor.
- Label and disconnect the transaxle electrical harnesses.
- Remove the crankshaft position sensor.
- Remove the passenger's side mounting bracket from the vehicle.
- Disconnect the control cable at the transaxle.
- Drain and recycle the transmission fluid.
Take note of the condition of the fluid as it is draining. Milky fluid (which shows up as streaks of white) indicates the presence of moisture. Silvery streaks in the fluid indicate the presence of metal. If either condition exists, serious problems may exist inside the transaxle.
- Remove the halfshafts.
- Disconnect and cap the oil cooler pipes.
- Remove the starter motor.
- Support the engine by placing a jack beneath the oil pan. Use a piece of wood between the jack and oil pan as a cushion.
- Remove the center member.
- Remove the rear plate cover and disconnect the torque converter from the driveplate.
- Remove the transaxle-to-engine bolts.
- Pull the transaxle away from the engine and lower it from the vehicle carefully.
Position the transaxle to the engine and install the transaxle-to-engine attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts as follows:
- Tighten bolts labeled No. 1 to 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm).
- Tighten bolts labeled No. 2, 3, 5 and 6 to 22-27 ft. lbs. (30-36 Nm).
- Tighten bolt labeled No. 4 to 22-27 ft. lbs. (30-36 Nm).Bolts are of varying lengths. Install the bolts in their proper positions.
- The remainder of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.