A/T Assembly Removal (R18A: A/T)

A/T Assembly Removal

Special Tools Required
Engine support hanger (  AAR-T1256-J00)


This special tool is available from Snap-on Tools International, LLC.

NOTE:

1.Make sure you have the customer's radio (and navigation) anti-theft codes, and write down the radio presets.

2.Remove the windshield wiper arms.

3.Remove the cowl cover and under-cowl panel.

4.Remove the front bulkhead cover.

5.Make sure the ignition switch is OFF. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, then disconnect the positive cable.

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

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

8.Remove the battery base and resonator.

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

10.Remove the splash shield.

11.Remove the drain plug (A), and drain the automatic transmission fluid (ATF).

 

12.Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer (B).

13.Fix the hood in the vertical position.

14.Remove the mounting bolts securing the harness cover (D), and remove the harness clamp (E).

 

15.Disconnect A/T clutch pressure control solenoid valve A connector, solenoid valve B connector, and solenoid valve C connector.

16.Remove the harness clamp (A) from its bracket, and remove the air cleaner housing mounting bracket (B).

 

17.Disconnect the transmission range switch connector (A).

 

18.Disconnect the output shaft (countershaft) speed sensor connector (B), and remove the harness clamps (C) from the clamp brackets (D).

19.Disconnect the input shaft (mainshaft) speed sensor connector (A) and the 2nd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector (B).

 

20.Disconnect the ATF warmer hoses (A) from the ATF lines (B). Turn the end of the ATF warmer hoses up to prevent ATF from flowing out, then plug the hoses and lines.

 

21.Remove the bolts securing the ATF warmer. Do not disconnect the ATF hoses and water by-pass hoses from the ATF warmer.

 

22.Disconnect the shift solenoid harness connector (A) and the 3rd clutch transmission fluid pressure switch connector (B), and remove the harness clamps (C) from the clamp brackets (D).

 

23.Remove the harness clamp (A) from its bracket (B), and remove the radiator hose (C) from the clamp (D).

 

24.Remove the engine cover.

 

25.Disconnect the connectors (A), remove the ACG terminal (B), and remove the harness clamp (C) from its bracket (D).

 

26.Remove the bolts securing the harness covers on the engine.

 

27.Disconnect the connectors (A) and vacuum tube (B).

 

28.Remove the bolts securing the harness cover (C), and remove the harness cover from its bracket.

29.Remove the air cleaner housing mounting bracket (D).

30.Remove the harness cover bracket (A), and install the hanger plate (B) to the bolt hole (C) above the harness cover bracket hole (D) with 8 x 1.25-16 mm bolt (E). Use only the 8 x 1.25 mm and 16 mm in length of the threaded bolt. If you use other than 16 mm threaded-length bolt, it may damage the engine cylinder head.

 

31.Install the engine support hanger (AAR-T1256-J00) to the vehicle, and attach the hook (A) to the hanger plate chain (B). Tighten the wing nut (C) by hand, and lift and support the engine.

 

32.Remove the nuts and bolt securing the lower arm and ball joint, and separate the lower arms from the ball joints.

 

33.Remove both body mount brackets.

 

34.Remove the steering gearbox mounting bracket bolts.

NOTE: Steps 34 thru 38 describe steering gearbox removal for the LHD model with hydraulic assisted power steering; RHD model is symmetrical. If you remove the gearbox on the model with electrical power steering, go to 39.

 

35.Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolt (rear) (A), stiffener mounting bolt (B), and stiffener (C).

 

36.Remove the bolt (D) securing the power steering fluid line clamp bracket (E).

37.Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolt (front) (A), stiffener mounting bolt (B), and stiffener (C).

 

38.Remove the bolt (A) securing the power steering fluid line bracket (B) on the right of the front subframe, and remove the power steering fluid line (C) from the clamp (D).

 

39.Remove the steering gearbox bracket mounting bolts.

NOTE: Steps 39 thru 42 describe gearbox removal for electrical power steering model.

 

40.Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolt (A), stiffener mounting bolt (B), and stiffener (C).

 

41.Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolt (A), stiffener mounting bolt (B), stiffener (C), and the bolt (D) securing the harness clamp bracket.

 

42.Remove the bolt securing the harness clamp bracket.

 

43.Remove the lower torque rod bolts.

 

44.Make the appropriate lines (A) on the front subframe (B) that line up with the edge (C) of the body.

 

45.Support the front subframe with a wood piece and a jack.

 

46.Remove the four bolts securing the front subframe, and lower the subframe.

 

47.Hang the steering gearbox to the body with a rope.

48.Remove the driveshafts from the differential. Coat all precision machined surfaces with clean engine oil, then put plastic bags over driveshaft ends.

 

49.Remove the shift cable cover (A), and remove the three bolts securing the shift cable holder (B).

 

50.Pry up the lock tab of the lock washer (C), and remove the lock bolt (D) and lock washer, then separate the control lever (E) from the control shaft (F). Do not bend the shift cable excessively.

51.Remove the shift cable holder bracket from the transmission.

 

52.Remove the torque converter cover (A), and remove the drive plate bolts (B) (8) while rotating the crankshaft pulley.

 

53.Remove the upper transmission housing mounting bolts.

 

54.Remove the transmission mount bracket bolts.

 

55.Remove the front transmission housing mounting bolts.

 

56.Remove the rear transmission housing mounting bolts.

 

57.Lower the transmission by loosening the wing nut of the engine support hanger, and tilt the engine just enough for the transmission to clear the side frame.

58.Place a jack under the transmission.

59.Remove the lower transmission housing mounting bolts.

 

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

61.Remove the torque converter and dowel pins.

 

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