Protege 1999-2000

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
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  5. Drain the transaxle oil.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Splash shields
     
    Battery and battery box
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) pipe
     
    Front exhaust pipe and three way catalytic converter
     
    Speedometer sensor connector
     
    Transmission range switch connector
     
    Input/turbine speed sensor connector
     
    Transaxle connector
     
    Harness bracket
     
    Battery tray bracket
     
    Oil dipstick tube
     
    Oil hose
     
    Brake hose clip and ABS sensor bracket
     
    Tie rod ends from the knuckle
     
    Lower arm bolt
     
    Stabilizer link nut
     
    Lower arm
     
    Transverse member
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Joint shaft, install tool 49 G030 455 to hold the side gears after removal
     
    Selector cable
     
    Intake manifold stay
     
    Starter
     
    Torque converter nuts

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    Fig. Exploded view of the automatic transaxle assembly mounting-Protégé

     

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  9. Support the engine assembly with a engine support assembly such as 49 E017 5A0.

    Number 4 engine mount
     
    Number 1 engine mount bracket
     
    Roll damper on models with the 2.0L (FS) engine
     
    Engine mount member
     
    Number 2 engine mount
     

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  11. Loosen the engine support assembly and lean the engine towards the transaxle.
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  13. Support the transaxle with a jack, remove the transaxle bolts and the transaxle.
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To install:

  1. Place the transaxle onto a jack and raise into position.
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  3. Install the transaxle bolts and tighten the bolts as follows:
    1. Bolts A to 65 ft. lbs. (89 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Bolts B to 86 ft. lbs. (116 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Bolts C to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
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    7. Bolts D to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Number 2 engine mount. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     

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  7. Install the engine mount member as follows while referring to the illustration for bolt locations:
    1. Position the direction indicator on the mount member bushings as illustrated.
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    3. Put the number 2 engine mount stud bolts through the mount member installation holes. Install mount member bolts A and tighten to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
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    5. Tighten the nuts B to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm) on 1.6L (ZM) and 1.8L (FP) engines or 63-86 ft. lbs. (86-116 Nm) on 2.0L (FS) engines.
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    7. By aligning the holes on the stud bolts, install the number 4 mount bracket. Align hole of the bracket with the rubber and hand tighten bolt A . Tighten nut B and tighten bolt A to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).

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      Fig. Automatic transaxle assembly bolt torque sequence-1.6L (ZM) engine



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      Fig. Automatic transaxle assembly bolt torque sequence-1.8L (FP) and 2.0L (FS) engines

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  9. Install or connect the following:

    Roll damper, on 2.0L (FS) engines
     
    Number 1 engine mount
     
    Torque converter nuts
     
    Starter
     
    Intake manifold stay
     
    Selector cable
     
    Joint shaft. Install a new circlip with the opening facing up. Hand tighten the bolts A , then tighten the bolts to 32-45 ft. lbs. (43-61 Nm). Refer to the illustration for bolt location.
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Transverse member
     
    Lower arm
     
    Stabilizer link nut
     
    Lower arm bolt
     
    Tie rod ends to the knuckle
     
    ABS sensor bracket and brake hose clip
     
    Oil hose
     
    Oil dipstick tube
     
    Battery tray bracket
     
    Harness bracket
     
    Transaxle connector
     
    Input/turbine speed sensor connector
     
    Transmission range switch connector
     
    Speedometer sensor connector
     
    Front exhaust pipe and three way catalytic converter
     
    EGR pipe
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Battery and battery box
     
    Splash shi