Vibe 2003-2005

Transfer Case Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transfer case fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    When removing the transfer case, DO NOT touch the oil seal.



    Negative battery cable. Due to the air bag system, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding
     
    Engine and transaxle assembly
     
    Separate vane pump
     
    Steering gear
     
    Crossmember
     
    Manifold stay
     
    Oxygen (O 2 ) sensor
     
    Exhaust manifold heat shield
     
    Exhaust manifold
     
    Starter
     
    Right side halfshaft
     
    Transverse engine mounting bracket
     
    Center and right side transfer stiffener plates
     



    Transfer case bolts, and transfer assembly, using a mallet to dislodge it from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the transfer case mounting

     

  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following specifications:
    1. Transfer case stiffener case bolts: 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Engine mounting bracket bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
    4.  

  8.  
  9. Add fluid to the transfer case, and check for leaks.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transfer case fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    When removing the transfer case, DO NOT touch the oil seal.



    Negative battery cable. Due to the air bag system, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding
     
    Engine and transaxle assembly
     
    Separate vane pump
     
    Steering gear
     
    Crossmember
     
    Manifold stay
     
    Oxygen (O 2 ) sensor
     
    Exhaust manifold heat shield
     
    Exhaust manifold
     
    Starter
     
    Right side halfshaft
     
    Transverse engine mounting bracket
     
    Center and right side transfer stiffener plates
     



    Transfer case bolts, and transfer assembly, using a mallet to dislodge it from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the transfer case mounting

     

  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following specifications:
    1. Transfer case stiffener case bolts: 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Engine mounting bracket bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
    4.  

  8.  
  9. Add fluid to the transfer case, and check for leaks.
  10.  

 
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