REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Disonnect the negative, then the positive battery cables.
- Remove the battery and battery bracket.
- Remove the air cleaner box and mass air flow sensor.
- Remove the air duct.
- Remove the clutch operating cylinder from the transaxle.
- Disconnect the back-up lamp switch harness connector.
- Remove the starter.
- Remove the crankshaft position sensor.
Take care not to damage the sensor tip.
- Remove the shift control rod.
- Drain and recycle the gear oil from the transaxle.
Take note of the condition of the oil as it is draining. Milky oil (which shows up as streaks of white) indicates the presence of moisture. Silvery streaks in the oil indicate the presence of metal. If either condition exists, serious problems may exist inside the transaxle.
- Remove the halfshafts.
- 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 rear and left-hand transaxle mounts.
- Raise the jack to access the lower housing bolts.
- Remove the lower housing bolts and lower the jack.
- Remove the upper housing bolts.
- Pull the transaxle away from the engine and lower it from the vehicle carefully.
Position the transaxle on the engine and install the transaxle-to-engine attaching bolts. Tighten the bolts as follows:
- Tighten bolts labeled No. 1 and 2 to 22-36 ft. lbs. (32-42 Nm).
- Tighten all other bolts to 22-30 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm).Bolts are of varying lengths. Install the bolts in their proper positions.
- The remainder of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.