Vibe 2006-2007

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    CAUTION
    Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

  2.  
  3. Remove the battery and tray.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air cleaner case assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cruise control servo from the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the cylinder head cover from the engine.
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  11. Disconnect the wire harness from the transaxle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the 2 bolts, then disconnect the 2 wire harness brackets.
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  15. Remove the 2 bolts and the ground cables from the transaxle.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the backup lamp connector.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor connector.
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  21. Remove the clutch actuator cylinder and the piping from the transaxle assembly.
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  23. Remove the clip and the washer, then disconnect the shift cable from the transaxle.
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  25. Remove the clip, then disconnect the shift cable from the bracket.
  26.  
  27. Remove the clip and washer, then disconnect the shift cable from the transaxle.
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  29. Remove the clip, then disconnect the shift cable from the bracket. Remove the starter assembly from the vehicle.
  30.  
  31. Install the engine support fixture.
  32.  
  33. Remove the front wheels.
  34.  
  35. Remove the left and right lower splash shields.
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  37. Remove the exhaust pipe from the vehicle.
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  39. Remove the transaxle drain plug and the oil.
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  41. Remove the left and right drive shafts.
  42.  
  43. Remove the front suspension cross-member.
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  45. Support the transaxle with a suitable jack.
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  47. Remove the 5 bolts from the left engine mount, then remove the mount from the vehicle.
  48.  
  49. Remove the 3 bolts from the left engine mount bracket, then remove the bracket from the vehicle.
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  51. Remove the 6 bolts that secure the transaxle to the engine.
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  53. Slightly lower the transaxle.
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  55. Remove the transaxle from the engine.
  56.  

To install:

  1. Align the input shaft with the clutch disc and install the transaxle to the engine.
  2.  
  3. Install the 6 bolts that secure the transaxle to the engine. Torque the -A- bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm), the -B- bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) and the -C- bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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  5. Install the left engine mounting bracket to the transaxle with the 3 bolts. Tighten to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
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  7. Install the left engine mount with the 5 bolts and nuts. Tighten the -A- bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm) and the -B- bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
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  9. Lower the jack from the transaxle.
  10.  
  11. Install the front suspension cross-member.
  12.  
  13. Install the left and right drive shafts.
  14.  
  15. Install the left and right lower splash shields.
  16.  
  17. Install the exhaust pipe in the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Install the front wheels.
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  21. Install the drain plug with a new gasket. Tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  23. Fill the transaxle with 2.0 qts. (1.9L) of API GL-4 or GL-5 SAE 75W-90 or equivalent.
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  25. Install the fill plug with a new gasket. Tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Remove the engine support fixture.
  28.  
  29. Install the starter assembly from the vehicle.
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  31. Connect the shift cable to the transaxle, then install the clip and the washer.
  32.  
  33. Connect the shift cable to the bracket, then install the clip.
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  35. Connect the shift cable to the transaxle, then install the clip and the washer.
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  37. Connect the shift cable to the bracket, then install the clip.
  38.  
  39. Install the clutch actuator cylinder and the piping.
  40.  
  41. Connect the backup lamp connector.
  42.  
  43. Connect the vehicle speed sensor connector.
  44.  
  45. Connect the wire harness to the transaxle.
  46.  
  47. Connect the 2 wire harness brackets, then install the 2 bolts.
  48.  
  49. Install the 2 bolts and the ground cables to the transaxle.
  50.  
  51. Install the cruise control servo in the vehicle.
  52.  
  53. Install the battery tray and the 4 bolts.
    CAUTION
    Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

  54.  
  55. Install the battery.
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  57. Install the air cleaner case assembly.
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  59. Install the cylinder head cover in the engine.
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