Tercel 1995-1996

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
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  3. Remove positive battery cable, battery hold down, and the battery.
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  5. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
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  7. Remove the throttle cable from the throttle link.
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  9. Remove the ground cable and bracket from the transaxle.
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  11. Remove the upper side mounting bolts from the transaxle.
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  13. Disconnect the starter wiring.
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  15. Install an engine support device.
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  17. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
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  19. Remove the undercovers from the vehicle.
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  21. Drain the fluid from the transaxle assembly and the differential.
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  23. Disconnect the right and left halfshafts from the transaxle.
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  25. Disconnect the speedometer cable from the transaxle.
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  27. Remove the clip holding the shift control cable to the body.
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  29. Disconnect the shift control cable from the control lever by removing the nut.
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  31. Disconnect the park/neutral position switch electrical connector.
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  33. Disconnect the O/D solenoid connector, if equipped.
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  35. Disconnect the oil cooler hose from the transaxle.
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  37. Remove the starter assembly.
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  39. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
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  41. Remove the transaxle converter cover and turn the crankshaft to gain access to each converter bolt.
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  43. Hold the crankshaft pulley nut with a socket and breaker bar and remove the six converter bolts.
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  45. Support the engine and transaxle with two jacks or a chain block and jack. Remove the two bolts holding the left hand engine mounting bracket to the body.
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  47. Remove the rear mounting insulator through-bolt.
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  49. Remove the five bolts and the rear mounting insulator.
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  51. Remove the transaxle lower mounting bolts and remove the transaxle from the engine. The transaxle is removed from the bottom of the vehicle.
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  53. Remove the torque convertor from the transaxle.
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To install:

  1. Install the torque convertor to the transaxle. If the torque convertor has been drained and flushed, refill with ATF.
    NOTE
    Fluid type: ATF Dexron®II

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  3. Using a suitable jack, install the transaxle assembly to the engine aligning the two engine block knock pins with the convertor housing. Install two bolts, but do not torque at this time.
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  5. Install the remaining transaxle mounting bolts and torque the bolts to specifications.

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    Fig. Lower transaxle mounting bolts (torque specifications)-1995-97 Tercel

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  7. Install the LH engine mounting bracket and torque the two bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  9. Install the rear engine mounting bracket and torque the five bolts as follows:

    Outside bolts through brackets to 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm)
     
    Inside bolts though rear mounting to 69 ft. lbs. (92 Nm)
     

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  11. Install the rear mounting insulator through-bolt and torque the bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
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  13. Install the torque six convertor mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  15. Remove the jacks supporting the transaxle and install the torque converter cover.
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  17. Install the front exhaust pipe.
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  19. Install the starter assembly.
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  21. Connect the oil cooler hose to the transaxle.
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  23. If equipped, connect the O/D solenoid connector.
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  25. Connect the park/neutral switch electrical connector.
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  27. Install the shift control cable to the lever and secure with the nut.
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  29. Connect the shift control cable to the body by installing the clip.
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  31. Connect the speedometer cable to the transaxle.
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  33. Install the left and right halfshafts.
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  35. Install the engine undercovers.
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  37. Safely lower the vehicle.
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  39. Remove the engine support.
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  41. Install the ground cable and bracket to the transaxle.
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  43. Install the starter upper bolt. Torque the bolt to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  45. Install the transaxle upper side mounting bolts and torque the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
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  47. Install and adjust the throttle cable.
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  49. Install the air cleaner assembly.
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  51. Install the battery with hold-down. Connect the battery cables.
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  53. Refill the transmission and differential.
    NOTE
    Use ATF Dexron®II

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  55. Road test the vehicle for proper operation and check for leaks.
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