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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Automatic Transaxle Removal/Installation [Fw6 A EL]

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Drivetrain / Transmission/Transaxle / Automatic / Automatic Transaxle Removal/Installation [Fw6 A EL]

CAUTION:

1. Remove the battery cover..

2. Disconnect the negative battery cable..

3. Remove the aerodynamic under cover No.2 and the splash shield as a single unit..

4. Drain the ATF..

5. Disconnect and/or remove the following parts in the engine compartment.

a. Remove the battery component (ex: battery, battery tray and PCM component)..

b. Remove the air cleaner component..

c. Disconnect the selector cable from the transaxle.

d. Disconnect the connectors and GND wiring harness from the transaxle.

e. Remove the bracket from the transaxle.

f. Disconnect the oil cooler from the transaxle with the hose connected. (Except Automatic Transaxle Replacement).

g. Disconnect the water hose from the oil cooler. (Automatic Transaxle Replacement).

h. Remove the starter..

6. Disconnect and/or remove the following parts related to the suspension and axle.

a. Remove the front tires..

b. Disconnect the ABS wheel-speed sensors from the steering knuckles..

c. Disconnect the clip securing the brake hose (LH) from the front shock absorber..

d. Disconnect the brake hose (LH) from the front shock absorber..

e. Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joints from the steering knuckles..

f. Disconnect the front lower arms from the steering knuckles..

g. Disconnect the front stabilizer control links from the front shock absorbers..

h. Disconnect the drive shaft (LH) from the transaxle..

i. Disconnect the drive shaft (RH) from the joint shaft..

j. Remove the joint shaft..

7. Install the SST using the following procedures.


CAUTION:

a. Remove the windshield wiper arm and blade..

b. Remove the front fender molding..

c. Remove the cowl grille..

d. Remove the cowl panel..

e. Protect the windshield using tape.


f. Replace the hood stay to the position shown in the figure.


NOTE:

i. Disconnect the washer tank and set it aside.

ii. Tilt the hood stay in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure.


iii. Pull out the hood stay in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure.


iv. Rotate the hood stay at the pivot fulcrum shown in the figure.


v. Remove the hood stay.


vi. Install the hood stay as shown in the figure.


CAUTION:

g. To enable to install the SST

, disconnect the clip shown in the figure and set the wiring harness aside.


h. Install the SST

using part number 99794 1025

or an M10×1.25

, length

25 mm {0.98 in}

bolt as shown in the figure.

Engine front side


Engine rear side


i. Align the bolt of the front shock absorber (RH) shown in the figure with the rear shaft hole for the right side of the SST

.


j. Align the bolt of the front shock absorber (LH) shown in the figure with the rear shaft hole for the left side of the SST

.

k. Install one front foot No.2 to each of the left and right front shafts of the SST

, and then align the holes of the SST

front shafts with the bolt on the left and right side of each front side frame.


l. Install the SST

(49 L017 5A0) to the SST

(49 C017 5A0) as shown in the figure.


m. Install the SST

(49 L017 5A0) to the SST

(49 UN30 3050) with the hook of the SST

(49 L017 5A0) facing outward.


CAUTION:

n. Adjust the height of the left and right side bars so that they are leveled, then tighten each part of the SST

.

o. Apply tension to the chain to secure the engine.

8. Remove in the order indicated in the table.



1

Torque converter installation nuts

(See Torque Converter Installation Nuts Removal Note.)

2

Transaxle mounting bolts (upper side)

(See Transaxle Removal Note.)

(See Transaxle Installation Note.)

3

Battery tray bracket

(See No.1 Engine Mount and No.4 Engine Mount Installation Note.)

4

No.4 engine mount rubber

(See No.1 Engine Mount and No.4 Engine Mount Installation Note.)

5

No.4 engine mount bracket

(See No.1 Engine Mount and No.4 Engine Mount Installation Note.)

6

No.1 engine mount rubber

(See No.1 Engine Mount and No.4 Engine Mount Installation Note.)

7

No.1 engine mount bracket

(See No.1 Engine Mount and No.4 Engine Mount Installation Note.)

8

Transaxle mounting bolts (lower side)

(See Transaxle Removal Note.)

(See Transaxle Installation Note.)

9

Transaxle

(See Transaxle Removal Note.)

(See Transaxle Installation Note.)


WARNING:

CAUTION:

9. Install in the reverse order of removal.

10. Add the ATF..

11. Perform the Mechanical System Test..

Torque Converter Installation Nuts Removal Note

1. Remove the blind cover.


2. Hold the crankshaft pulley to prevent drive plate from rotating.


3. Remove the torque converter nuts from the starter installation hole.


Transaxle Removal Note

1. Adjust the SST

(49 C017 5A0) and lean the engine toward the transaxle.


2. Support the transaxle on a jack.


3. Remove the transaxle mounting bolts.

4. Remove the transaxle.

Transaxle Installation Note

CAUTION:

1. Verify that the torque converter stud bolts are inserted into the drive plate bolt holes from the starter installation hole.


2. Install the transaxle mounting bolts.


No.1 Engine Mount and No.4 Engine Mount Installation Note

1. Install the No.4 engine mount bracket to the transaxle case, and then tighten the nuts.


2. Install the No.1 engine mount bracket to the converter housing, and then tighten the bolts.


3. Install the No.1 engine mount rubber to the front crossmember, and then temporarily tighten the bolts.


CAUTION:

4. Align the No.4 engine mount rubber installation hole to the stud bolts on the body.


5. Install the No.4 engine mount rubber to the No.4 engine mount bracket, and then tighten the bolt.

6. Tighten the No.1 engine mount rubber installation bolts in the order shown.


7. Align the battery tray bracket installation hole to the stud bolts on the body.


8. Install the battery tray bracket to the No.4 engine mount rubber, and then tighten the nuts.

9. Remove the SSTs

.

Torque Converter Installation Nut Installation Note

1. Fix the crankshaft pulley to lock the torque converter against rotation.


CAUTION:

2. Tighten the torque converter installation nut


3. Instal the blind cover.


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