tC 2007

Transaxle Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the transaxle assembly.
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  5. Place the front wheels facing straight ahead.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Steering intermediate shaft
     
    Front wheel
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Center exhaust pipe
     
    Hood
     
    Engine appearance cover
     
    Air intake assembly
     
    Battery and battery tray
     
    Starter
     
    Back-up light switch
     
    Clutch release cylinder assembly
     
    Transaxle control cables
     
    Both halfshafts
     

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  9. At this point, attach an engine hoist to support the engine.
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  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front suspension crossmember
     
    Left engine mount and bracket
     
    Transaxle
     

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To install:

  1. Install the transaxle to the engine. Tighten the bolts as follows:
    1. Bolts A to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Bolts B to 34 ft. lbs. (46 Nm).
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    5. Bolts C to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).

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      Fig. Manual transaxle mounting bolt identification-tC

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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Left engine mount and bracket. Tighten the bracket bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm). Tighten the mount bolt to 64 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
     
    Front suspension crossmember
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Transaxle control cables
     
    Clutch release cylinder assembly
     
    Back-up light switch
     
    Starter
     
    Battery tray and battery
     
    Air intake assembly
     
    Engine appearance cover
     
    Hood
     
    Center exhaust pipe
     
    Front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  5. Refill the transaxle with fluid to the correct level.
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  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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