Toyota Avalon, Camry, Camry Solara 2001-06

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding
     
    Battery
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Throttle cable from the throttle body
     
    Cruise control actuator cover and connector, if equipped
     
    Ground wire
     
    Starter
     
    Speed sensor connectors, direct clutch speed sensor, and the park/neutral position switch connector on the transaxle
     
    Solenoid connector on the transaxle
     
    Shift control cable
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Front side transaxle mounting bolts
     
    Front engine mounting bolts
     
    Oil cooler line mounting bolts from the front frame
     
    Upper transaxle to engine mounting bolts
     


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Tie the steering rack to the engine support fixture components, as shown-Avalon and Camry

    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Engine side covers and undercovers
     
    Both halfshafts
     
    Front side engine mounting nut
     
    Rear side engine mounting bolts (remove hole plugs)
     
    Left side transaxle mounting bolts
     
    Steering gear housing
     
    Front frame assembly
     
    Rear end plate mounting bolts
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Torque converter retaining bolts
     
    Remaining transaxle mounting bolts
     
    Transaxle
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transaxle aligning the 2 dowel pins on the block with the converter housing. 10mm bolts: 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm); 12mm bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Torque converter bolts coated with sealer. Install the bolts starting with the green bolt followed by the rest. Bolts: 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
     
    Rear end plate. Bolts: 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Front frame assembly. 12mm bolts: 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm); 19mm bolts: 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm); Nut: 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
     
    Fender liner set screws
     
    Steering gear to the frame. Bolts and nuts: 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
     
    Sway bar brackets. Bolts: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
     
    Left transaxle mounting bolts. Bolts: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
     
    Rear side mounting bolts and nuts. Bolts and nuts: 48 ft. lbs. (66 Nm). Install the plugs.
     
    Front engine mounting nut. Nut: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Right and left engine side covers
     
    Lower engine cover
     
    Exhaust pipe. Nuts: 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
     
    Exhaust pipe to the converter. Nuts and bolts: 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Upper transaxle mounting bolts. Bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Oil cooler clamping bolts to the front frame.
     
    Front side engine mounting bolts. Bolts: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Front side transaxle mounting bolts. Bolts: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Shift control cable
     
    Solenoid electrical connector
     
    Park/neutral switch electrical connector
     
    Speed sensor and the direct clutch speed sensor connectors.
     
    Starter
     
    Ground strap
     
    Cruise control actuator and cover
     
    Throttle cable to the engine. Nuts: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     
    Air cleaner
     
    Battery and battery cables.
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the transaxle to the proper level.
  4.  
  5. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding
     
    Battery
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Throttle cable from the throttle body
     
    Cruise control actuator cover and connector, if equipped
     
    Ground wire
     
    Starter
     
    Speed sensor connectors, direct clutch speed sensor, and the park/neutral position switch connector on the transaxle
     
    Solenoid connector on the transaxle
     
    Shift control cable
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Front side transaxle mounting bolts
     
    Front engine mounting bolts
     
    Oil cooler line mounting bolts from the front frame
     
    Upper transaxle to engine mounting bolts

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Tie the steering rack to the engine support fixture components, as shown-Avalon and Camry

     
    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Engine side covers and undercovers
     
    Both halfshafts
     
    Front side engine mounting nut
     
    Rear side engine mounting bolts (remove hole plugs)
     
    Left side transaxle mounting bolts
     
    Steering gear housing
     
    Front frame assembly
     
    Rear end plate mounting bolts
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Torque converter retaining bolts
     
    Remaining transaxle mounting bolts
     
    Transaxle
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transaxle aligning the 2 dowel pins on the block with the converter housing. 10mm bolts: 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm); 12mm bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Torque converter bolts coated with sealer. Install the bolts starting with the green bolt followed by the rest. Bolts: 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
     
    Rear end plate. Bolts: 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Front frame assembly. 12mm bolts: 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm); 19mm bolts: 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm); Nut: 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
     
    Fender liner set screws
     
    Steering gear to the frame. Bolts and nuts: 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
     
    Sway bar brackets. Bolts: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
     
    Left transaxle mounting bolts. Bolts: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
     
    Rear side mounting bolts and nuts. Bolts and nuts: 48 ft. lbs. (66 Nm). Install the plugs.
     
    Front engine mounting nut. Nut: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Right and left engine side covers
     
    Lower engine cover
     
    Exhaust pipe. Nuts: 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
     
    Exhaust pipe to the converter. Nuts and bolts: 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Upper transaxle mounting bolts. Bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Oil cooler clamping bolts to the front frame.
     
    Front side engine mounting bolts. Bolts: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Front side transaxle mounting bolts. Bolts: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Oil cooler hoses
     
    Shift control cable
     
    Solenoid electrical connector
     
    Park/neutral switch electrical connector
     
    Speed sensor and the direct clutch speed sensor connectors.
     
    Starter
     
    Ground strap
     
    Cruise control actuator and cover
     
    Throttle cable to the engine. Nuts: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     
    Air cleaner
     
    Battery and battery cables.
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the transaxle to the proper level.
  4.  
  5. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine/transaxle assembly from the vehicle
     
    Halfshafts
     
    No,. 2 transmission control cable bracket
     
    Wiring harness clamps
     
    Starter
     
    Transmission electrical connectors
     
    No. 1 transmission control cable bracket
     
    Transmission oil filler tube
     
    Transmission oil cooler hoses
     
    Transverse engine mounting bracket
     
    Exhaust pipe support bracket and flywheel housing undercover
     

  4.  
  5. Turn the crankshaft to gain access to and remove the torque converter bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the transaxle mounting bolts and separate the transaxle from the engine.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the transaxle to the engine and tighten the mounting bolts as follows:
    1. Bolts A to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Bolt B to 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Bolts C to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).

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      Fig. Transaxle mounting bolt identification-2005-06 Avalon

    6.  

  2.  
  3. Install the torque converter mounting bolts. Install the green colored bolt first, then the 5 remaining bolts. Tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Flywheel housing undercover. Tighten to 69 inch lbs. (7.8 Nm).
     
    Transverse engine mounting bracket. Tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Oil cooler hoses. Tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
     
    Transmission oil filler tube. Tighten clamps to 49 inch lbs. (5.5 Nm).
     
    No. 1 transmission control cable bracket. Tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Transmission electrical connectors
     
    Starter. Tighten mounting bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
     
    Wiring harness clamps
     
    No. 2 transmission control cable bracket. Tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Engine/transaxle assembly into the vehicle
     

  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  8.  

 
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