Removal & Installation
Whenever working near any of the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, properly disable the SRS.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Open the hood to the full open position.
NOTEChange the bolt mounting position of the hood hinge from the top mounting to the bottom.
- Remove the collector cover.
- Properly relieve the fuel system pressure. Remove the fuel cap.
- Properly disarm the SRS system.
- Discharge the air conditioning system.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the battery.
- Drain the engine oil. Drain the cooling system.
- Remove the air intake duct, air cleaner case and air intake chamber.
- Remove the engine front cover.
Remove the radiator.
NOTEBe sure to protect the condenser from damage.
- Remove the fuel hose bracket.
Position a suitable tool on the belt tension assembly mounting bolt. Rotate the tool clockwise and loosen the drive belt. Remove the drive belt. Remove the drive belt cover.
NOTEUpon installation make sure that the automatic belt tensioner indicator, indicates proper belt alignment.
- Disconnect the air conditioning pressure hoses from the compressor.
- Disconnect the engine harness connector, ground cable, power steering switch connector, alternator connector and terminal and air conditioning compressor electrical connector.
- Disconnect the brake booster hose and the heater hoses.
Remove the power steering pump with the bracket.
NOTEDo not disconnect the hoses from the pump body. Position the pump assembly aside, using wire.
Remove the reservoir tank with the bracket.
NOTEDo not disconnect the hoses from the tank body.
- Remove the upper bolts which hold the vacuum pump bracket to the engine and transmission.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
Remove the center exhaust pipe.
NOTEDo not let the front exhaust pipe interfere with the coolant pipes on the engine side. Remove the ground cable.
- Remove the lower bolts that hold the vacuum pump bracket to the engine and transmission. Remove the vacuum pump with the bracket.
- Remove the lower transmission to engine retaining nuts.
- Remove the front cushion rubber onto front crossmember retaining nuts.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Remove the service plug hole cap. Remove the torque converter to drive plate retaining bolts.
- Remove the pitching stopper. Disconnect the fuel hoses from the fuel pipes.
Position the engine lifting fixture in place. Support the transmission using a suitable jack.
NOTEBefore separating the engine from the transmission, check to be sure nothing has been overlooked that will stop the engine from being removed. This is very important in order to facilitate reinstallation and because the transmission lowers under its own weight.
- Separate the engine from the transmission.
- Remove the starter.
- Install tool ST498277200, with will hold the torque converter in place.
- Remove the upper side bolts that retain the transmission to the engine.
Slightly raise the engine. Raise the transmission, using the suitable jack. Move the engine horizontally until the mainshaft is withdrawn from the clutch cover. Carefully remove the engine from the vehicle.
NOTEBe careful not to damage adjacent body parts or panels with the crank pulley, oil level gauge etc.
- Remove the front cushion rubber mounts.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
- Torque the upper transmission to engine retaining bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Torque the lower transmission to engine retaining bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Tighten the torque converter to drive plate bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
- Fill the engine with the proper grade and type engine oil.
- Fill and bleed the cooling system.
- Charge the air conditioning system.
- Check the automatic transmission fluid level, correct as required using the proper grade and type transmission fluid.
- Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature. Check for leaks and correct as required.