A/T Removal

1.Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

2.Remove the splash shield.

3.Remove the drain plug (A), and drain the automatic transmission fluid (ATF). Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer (B).

 

4.Disconnect the battery negative terminal, then disconnect the battery positive terminal.

5.Remove the air cleaner housing and the intake air duct.

6.Remove the battery hold-down bracket, then remove the battery and battery tray.

7.Remove the harness clamp from the battery base, then remove the battery base.

8.Remove the transmission ground terminal (A).

 

9.Disconnect the 2nd clutch pressure switch connector (B) and A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve A connector (C), and remove the harness clamps (D) from the clamp brackets (E).

10.Disconnect the countershaft speed sensor connector (A) and mainshaft speed sensor (B).

 

11.Remove the transmission range switch connector (C) from its bracket (D), then disconnect it.

12.Disconnect the 3rd clutch pressure switch connector.

 

13.Disconnect the shift solenoid harness connector (A), A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve B connector, and solenoid valve C connector, then remove the harness clamps (D) from the clamp brackets (E).

 

14.Remove the ATF cooler hoses (A) from the ATF cooler lines (B). Turn the ends of the ATF cooler hoses up to prevent ATF from flowing out, then plug the ATF cooler hoses and lines.

 

15.Check for any signs of leakage at the hose joints.

16.Remove the harness cover (A) and water pipe bolts (B). Loosen the air cleaner housing mounting bracket bolt (C), then lower the water pipe.

 

17.Attach a hoisting bracket (D) with a collar (E) to the hose clamp bracket bolt hole on the engine cylinder block, and lift the engine.

18.Insert a 5 mm Allen wrench (A) in the top of the ball joint pin (B), and remove the nut (C), then separate the stabilizer link (D) from the lower arm.

 

19.Remove the spring clips (E) and castle nuts (F), and separate the lower arms (G) from the knuckles (H).

20.Remove the torque converter cover (A), and remove the eight drive plate bolts (B) while rotating the crankshaft pulley.

 

21.Remove the shift cable for 4WD model.

-1 Remove the bolts (A) securing the shift cable bracket (B), then remove the shift cable cover (C).

-2 Remove the spring clip (D) and control pin (E), then separate the shift cable (F) from the control lever (G). Do not bend the shift cable excessively.

-3 Remove the bolts (H) securing the shift cable bracket (I), then remove the shift cable bracket (I) from the shift cable.

 

22.Remove the shift cable for 2WD model.

-1 Remove the shift cable cover (A).

-2 Remove the spring clip (B) and control pin (C), then separate the shift cable (D) from the control lever (E).

-3 Remove the bolts securing the shift cable bracket (F). Do not bend the shift cable excessively.

 

23.Disconnect the ATF cooler hose (A) from the ATF cooler line (B), then plug the end of the hose.

 

24.Remove the front mount bolt (C) and nut (D).

25.Remove the rear mount bolts.

 

26.Make the appropriate reference lines at positions A and B that line up with the center of the sub-frame mounting bolts (C).

 

27.Support the sub-frame (A) with a 4 x 4 x 40 in. piece of wood (B) and a jack.

 

28.Remove the four sub-frame mounting bolts, then lower the sub-frame.

 

29.For 4WD model; Make a reference mark (A) across the propeller shaft (B) and the transfer companion flange (C), then separate the propeller shaft from the transfer assembly.

 

30.Pry the left driveshaft out of the differential.

31.Remove the driveshafts from the differential and intermediate shaft.

 

32.Remove the intermediate shaft cover (A).

 

33.Remove the intermediate shaft (B). Coat all precision finished surfaces with clean engine oil, then tie plastic bags over the driveshaft and intermediate shaft ends.

34.Place a jack under the transmission.

35.Remove the transmission housing mounting bolts.

 

36.Remove the transmission mount bracket bolt (A) and nuts (B), then remove the transmission mount bolt (C).

 

37.Remove the transmission housing mounting bolts located on front lower of the transmission.

 

38.Remove the stiffener (A), then remove the transmission housing mounting bolts (B) located on rear lower of the transmission.

 

39.Slide the transmission away from the engine to remove it from the vehicle.

40.Remove the torque converter assembly.

 

41.Remove the front mount.

 

42.Remove the rear mount/bracket.

NOTE: The illustration shows the 4WD model; 2WD model is similar.

 

43.Remove the air cleaner housing mounting bracket.

 

44.Inspect the drive plate, and replace it if it's damaged.