Removal & Installation
- Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
- Remove the battery and battery tray.
- Remove the front wheels.
- Remove the engine undercover.
- Drain the transaxle fluid.
- Remove the wiper motor and regulator assembly.
- Remove the air cleaner assembly.
- Disconnect the radiator hoses.
- Disconnect the transaxle oil cooler hoses.
- Remove the engine cover.
- Separate transmission control cable assembly.
- Disconnect the union to check valve hose from the booster vacuum tube.
- Disconnect the inlet and outlet heater hoses.
- Disconnect fuel tube sub-assembly.
- Remove the engine fan, alternator and accessory drive belt.
- Separate clutch release cylinder assembly.
Disconnect engine wire:
- Pull up the lever and disconnect the connector of the engine control computer.
- Remove the 2 connectors and the clamp from the engine room junction block and disconnect the wire harness.
- Remove the bolt and separate the earth wire of the engine room wire harness.
- Disconnect all the wire harnesses and connectors. Make sure that no wire harness is connected between the body and engine.
- Remove column hole cover silencer sheet.
- Separate steering sliding yoke sub-assembly.
- Remove steering column hole cover sub-assembly no. 1.
- Remove instrument panel finish panel lower center (for sedan).
- Remove instrument panel finish panel end LH (for sedan) .
- Remove shift lever knob sub-assembly (for manual transaxle).
- Remove shifting hole cover sub-assembly (for manual transaxle) .
- Remove upper console panel sub-assembly (for sedan).
- Remove console box cover rear (for hatchback) .
- Remove console upper rear panel sub-assembly (for sedan).
- Remove console box carpet (for sedan).
- Remove rear console box assembly.
- Remove instrument pad lower LH (for sedan).
- Remove heated oxygen sensor.
- Remove exhaust pipe assembly front.
- Remove front axle shaft LH nut.
- Remove front axle shaft RH nut.
- Separate speed sensor front LH and RH (w/ABS).
- Separate tie rod end sub-assembly LH and RH.
- Separate front stabilizer link assembly LH and RH.
- Separate front suspension arm sub-assembly lower no. 1 LH and RH.
- Separate front axle assembly LH and RH.
- Remove halfshaft assembly.
- Remove flywheel housing under cover (for automatic transaxle).
- Remove drive plate and torque converter clutch setting bolt (for automatic transaxle).
- Remove engine assembly with transaxle:
Remove the through bolt and the nut and separate the engine mounting insulator LH.
Remove the 6 bolts, and remove the engine assembly with transaxle and the front suspension crossmember from the vehicle.
- Set the engine assembly with transaxle and front suspension crossmember on the engine lifter.
- Operate the engine lifter and lift the engine assembly with transaxle and front suspension crossmember to the position where the engine mounting insulators RH and LH can be installed.
- Install the engine mounting insulator LH with the through bolt and nut. Tighten to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
- Install the engine mounting insulator RH with the 5 bolts and nut:
- Operate the engine lifter and provisionally install the front suspension crossmember onto the vehicle with the 6 bolts.
- Insert SST into the datum holes in the front suspension crossmembers RH and LH alternately and tighten bolts A, B and C on both sides in several sequences.
- Install drive plate and torque converter clutch setting bolt (for Automatic Transaxle). Tighten the 6 torque converter set bolts. Tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
- To complete the installation, reverse the remaining removal procedure.
- Add engine coolant.
- Add and inspect the transaxle fluid.
- Inspect fan & generator V belt.
- Check for fuel leakage.
- Check for engine oil leakage.
- Check for exhaust gas leakage.
- Check for engine coolant leakage.
- Inspect ignition timing.
- Inspect engine idling speed.
- Start the engine.
- Run the engine at 2,500 rpm for approximately 180 seconds.
- Insert the CO/HC meter testing probe at least 40 cm (1.3 ft) into the tailpipe while idling.
Check the CO/HC concentration during idling and when running at 2,500 rpm.
NOTEWhen doing the 2 mode (with the engine idling/running at 2,500 rpm) test, the measuring procedures are determined by applicable local regulations.
- If the CO/HC concentration does not comply with the regulations, troubleshoot in the order given below.
- Check the heated oxygen sensor operation.
See the table below for possible causes, then inspect the applicable parts and repair them if necessary.
- Inspect front wheel alignment.
- Inspect abs sensor signal (w/ ABS).