Protege 1999-2000

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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F25m-R Transaxle



Specific to:

Mazda Protege 1999-2000

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
  4.  
  5. Drain the transaxle oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery and battery box
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Wheels
     
    Splash shields
     
    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) pipe
     
    Front exhaust pipe and three way catalytic converter
     
    Starter
     
    Speedometer sensor connector
     
    Neutral safety switch connector
     
    Back up light switch connector
     
    Clutch release cylinder
     
    Extension bar
     
    Change control rod
     
    Tie rod ends from the knuckle
     
    Lower control arm ball joint
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Joint shaft, install tool 49 B027 006 to hold the side gears after removal

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    Fig. Exploded view of the manual transaxle assembly mounting-Protégé with F25M-R transaxle

     

  8.  
  9. Support the engine assembly with a engine support assembly such as 49 E017 5A0.

    Number 4 engine mount
     
    Engine mount member
     
    Number 2 engine mount
     
    Number 1 engine mount bracket
     

  10.  
  11. Loosen the engine support assembly and lean the engine towards the transaxle.
  12.  
  13. Support the transaxle with a jack, remove the transaxle bolts and the transaxle.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Place the transaxle onto a jack and raise into position.
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle bolts and tighten the upper bolts to 48-65 ft. lbs. (64-89 Nm), the lower bolts to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm). Refer to the exploded view illustration for bolt locations.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Number 1 engine mount bracket. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Number 2 engine mount. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     

  6.  
  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.
    2.  
    3. Put the number 2 engine mount stud bolts through the mount member installation holes. Install mount member bolts A and nuts B and tighten to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Tighten bolts C to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    6.  
    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 D , then nuts E and bolt D to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    8.  

  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    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.

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    Fig. Number 4 mount fastener locations-Protégé with F25M-R transaxle

     
    Halfshafts
     
    Lower control arm ball joint
     
    Tie rod ends to the knuckle
     
    Change control rod
     
    Extension bar
     
    Clutch release cylinder
     
    Neutral safety switch connector
     
    Back up light switch connector
     
    Speedometer connector
     
    Starter
     
    EGR pipe
     
    Splash shields
     
    Wheels
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Battery and battery box
     

  10.  
  11. Fill the transaxle with fluid. Road test the vehicle and check for leaks. Top off all fluids as needed.
  12.  

G15m-R Transaxle



Specific to:

Mazda Protege 1999-2000

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
  4.  
  5. Drain the transaxle oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery and battery box
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Wheels
     
    Splash shields
     
    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) pipe
     
    Front exhaust pipe and three way catalytic converter
     
    Starter
     
    Speedometer sensor connector
     
    Neutral safety switch connector
     
    Back up light switch connector
     
    Clutch release cylinder
     
    Extension bar
     
    Change control rod
     
    Tie rod ends from the knuckle
     
    Lower control arm ball joint
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Joint shaft, install tool 49 B027 006 to hold the side gears after removal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the manual transaxle assembly mounting-2000-01 Protégé with G15M-R transaxle



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    Fig. Exploded view of the manual transaxle assembly mounting-2002 Protégé with G15M-R transaxle

     

  8.  
  9. Support the engine assembly with a engine support assembly such as 49 E017 5A0.

    Number 4 engine mount
     
    Engine mount member
     
    Number 2 engine mount
     
    Number 1 engine mount bracket
     

  10.  
  11. Loosen the engine support assembly and lean the engine towards the transaxle.
  12.  
  13. Support the transaxle with a jack, remove the transaxle bolts and the transaxle.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Place the transaxle onto a jack and raise into position.
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle bolts and tighten the upper bolts to 65-86 ft. lbs. (89-116 Nm), the lower bolts except the lowest bolt to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm). Tighten the lowest bolt to 13-18 ft. lbs. (18-25 Nm). Refer to the exploded view illustration for bolt locations.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Number 1 engine mount bracket. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     
    Number 2 engine mount. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
     

  6.  
  7. Install the engine mount member as follows while referring to the illustration for component locations:
    1. Position the direction indicator on the mount member bushings as illustrated.
    2.  
    3. Put the number 2 engine mount stud bolts through the mount member installation holes. Install mount member bolts A and nuts B and tighten to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Tighten bolts C to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    6.  
    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 D , then nuts E and bolt D to 50-68 ft. lbs. (67-93 Nm).
    8.  

  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    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.

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    Fig. Position the direction indicator on the mount member and bushings-Protégé with both manual and automatic transaxles



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    Fig. Location of the front mount member bolt locations-Protégé with both manual and automatic transaxles



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    Fig. Number 4 mount fastener locations-2000-01 Protégé with G15M-R transaxle



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    Fig. Number 4 mount fastener locations-2002 Protégé with G15M-R transaxle



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    Fig. When installing the joint shaft make sure to install a new clip with the opening facing up-Protégé with both manual and automatic transaxles



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    Fig. Tighten the joint shaft bolts as shown-Protégé with both manual and automatic transaxles

     
    Halfshafts
     
    Lower control arm ball joint
     
    Tie rod ends to the knuckle
     
    Change control rod
     
    Extension bar
     
    Clutch release cylinder
     
    Neutral safety switch connector
     
    Back up light switch connector
     
    Speedometer connector
     
    Starter
     
    EGR pipe
     
    Splash shields
     
    Wheels
     
    Air cleaner assembly and fresh air duct
     
    Battery and battery box
     

  10.  
  11. Fill the transaxle with fluid. Road test the vehicle and check for leaks. Top off all fluids as needed.
  12.  

 
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