REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
- 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.
- Remove the starter.
- Disconnect the back-up lamp switch harness connector.
- Remove the crankshaft position sensor.
Take care not to damage the sensor tip.
- Unplug the speed sensor, position switch and ground harness connectors.
- Remove the shift control rod and support bracket from the transaxle. Refer to the illustrations.
- 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, as described later in this section.
- 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.
- Using a transmission jack, support the transaxle.
- Remove the center member, and the left engine mount.
- Raise the jacks slightly to access the lower housing bolts.
- Remove the lower housing bolts and lower the jacks.
- Remove the upper housing bolts.
- Pull the transaxle away from the engine and carefully lower it from the vehicle.
- Position the transaxle on the engine and install the transaxle-to-engine attaching bolts. Refer to the charts for torque specifications.
Bolts are of varying lengths. Install the bolts in their proper positions.
For 1993-1994 vehicles, tighten the bolts as follows:
1-0.98 in. (25 mm.) bolts tighten to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-21 Nm.).
For 1995-98 vehicles, tighten the bolts as follows:
1-1.77 in. (52 mm.) bolts tighten to 51-59 ft. lbs. (70-79 Nm.).
- The remainder of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.