REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
Normal maintenance does not require removal of the transaxle oil pan, or changing or cleaning of the oil strainer. However, if a leak is detected at the transaxle oil pan gasket it must be replaced.
- Park the car on a level surface or support it on jackstands, engine off.
- Remove the drain plug and drain the transaxle fluid into a suitable container.
- Remove the mounting bolts and lower the oil pan and gasket.
- Reverse the above process to install the pan. Always use a new pan gasket.
If you wish to remove the oil strainer, simply unbolt it from the valve body after Step 3 above. It can be cleaned in fresh gasoline and dried with compressed air or allowed to air dry.