Toyota Avalon, Camry, Camry Solara 2001-06
Transaxle Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Drain the transaxle fluid.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
With cruise control, cruise control actuator
Clutch release cylinder and tube clamp
Back-up light switch connector and ground strap
Clips and washers that attach the transaxle control cables to the control levers
Transaxle control cables.
Speed sensor connector
Left and right halfshafts
4 steering gear housing bolts.
Stabilizer bar bushing bracket
2 set bolts and nuts
Steering gear box from the suspension member and suspend it securely
Engine front mounting from the suspension member
Engine rear mounting from the front suspension member
Left engine mounting
Steering cooler pipe from the suspension member
2 fender liner set screws
The 2 bolts and 4 nuts located on the outside of the suspension member brackets
The 4 larger bolts holding the suspension member to the vehicle body
The 2 front lower braces, rear braces, and the front suspension member.
Fig. Front suspension member and fastener locations-Camry
Move the transaxle into position so that the input shaft spline is aligned with the clutch disc.
Install or connect the following:
Transaxle into the engine and secure with the lower mounting bolts. Bolts: 10mm mounting bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (63 Nm). 12mm bolts to 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm).
Front suspension member and the 2 front lower braces and rear lower braces. 4 large bolts that hold the suspension member to the vehicle: 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm); 2 outside bolts and 4 outside nuts: 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
2 fender liner set screws
Steering cooler pipe to the suspension member
Engine left mount. Bolts: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm); 2 nuts and 2 grommets. Nuts: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
Engine rear mounting to the front suspension member. Nuts: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
Engine front mounting to the suspension member. Bolt: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
Stiffener plate. Bolts: 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
Steering gear housing to the front suspension member. Bolts and nuts: 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
Stabilizer bar bushing bracket. 4 bolts: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
Right and left halfshafts
Vehicle speed sensor
Control cables by installing the washers and clips
Clamp that retains the wires to the transaxle
Back-up light switch connector and ground cables
Starter. Bolts: 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
Pipe clamp and clutch release cylinder to the transaxle. Bolts: 108 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
Cruise control actuator
Negative battery cable
Fill the transaxle fluid to the proper level.
Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.