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HOW DO I REMOVE THE TRANSMISSION ON MY 2.5 AUTOMATIC

1996 Acura TL • 180,000 miles

What do I have to do to remove the transmission. My reverse is broken and I need to repkace it
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January 4, 2012.



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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - A/T -1996 Acura 2.5TL
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ARTICLE BEGINNING

APPLICATION

APPLICATION Application
1995-96 Acura 2.5TL
Trans. Model M1WA
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

WARNING: All models are equipped with Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). All SRS wiring is color-coded Yellow. Before performing
any repairs, disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT
SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Wait at least 3 minutes after deactivating air bag system. System
maintains voltage for about 3 minutes after battery is disconnected. Servicing air bag system before 3 minutes may
cause accidental air bag deployment and possible personal
injury.
CAUTION: Radio has a coded theft protection circuit. Before disconnecting
battery cables, obtain radio anti-theft code number from customer. After reconnecting power, turn radio
a.
Word CODE will be displayed. Enter customer 5-digit code to restore radio operation.
Fig. 1: Removing Lower Plate (Typical)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO, INC.
Fig. 2: Identifying Differential Sealing Bolt (Typical) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO, INC.
Fig. 3: Identifying 26-mm Transaxle Mounting Bolt Shim (Typical) Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO, INC.
Removal

1.
Disconnect negative and then positive battery cable. Wait 3 minutes. Remove battery and battery box. Disconnect coil wire and ground cable. Remove heat shield. Remove connector
from control box. Without removing vacuum tubes, remove control box and lay it aside. Remove torque converter cover. Remove drive plate bolts. Unplug transaxle sub-harness
electrical connector. Remove transaxle ground cable. Remove transaxle housing mounting bolts and 26-mm shim. See Fig. 3.
Remove transaxle splash shield. Drain transaxle fluid. Reinstall drain plug using a new sealing
2.
3.

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washer. Remove transaxle mount and mount bracket. See Fig. 4. Disconnect ATF cooler hoses at joint pipes. Turn pipe ends up to avoid spilling fluid, then plug joint pipes.
Fig. 4: Identifying Components
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO, INC.
4.
Shift transaxle to Park. Remove 33-mm sealing bolt. Remove extension shaft from differential with Puller (07LAC-PW50101). See Fig. 2. Remove bolts from exhaust pipe brackets.
Remove exhaust pipe. Remove exhaust manifold brackets. Remove shift cable cover. Remove control lever from control shaft. Remove shift cable holder from transaxle housing.
CAUTION: DO NOT bend shift cable during removal procedure.
5.
Disconnect gear position switch, and then remove harness bracket. Remove transaxle mid- mount nuts. Using a transaxle jack, raise transaxle just enough to take weight from mounts.
Remove mid-mounts and mid-mount spacer. Remove shift cable.
NOTE: DO NOT remove torque converter bolt on differential carrier side of torque converter cover.
6.
Remove transaxle housing mounting bolts. Remove torque converter cover mounting bolt on torque converter housing side.
Pull transaxle away from engine until it clears dowel pins. Lower transaxle from vehicle to remove.
7.
Installation

1.
Install dowel pins into torque converter housing. Install extension shaft with Super High Temp Urea Grease (08798-9002) on shaft splines. Fill opening of drive pinion and extension shaft
with Urea grease. Place transaxle on transaxle jack, and raise it to engine level.
Install transaxle housing mounting bolts. Install torque converter cover mounting bolt on torque converter housing side. Install mid mount spacer and mid mounts. Install mid mount
nuts. Install transaxle housing mounting bolts and 26-mm shim. See Fig. 3. Install NEW set ring into extension shaft groove. Fill opening of extension shaft and 33-mm sealing bolt (plug)
with Urea grease. Using Thread Sealant (08718-0001), install 33-mm sealing bolt.
To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Replace all exhaust system gaskets and self-locking bolts and nuts. Tighten all bolts and nuts to specification. See TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS. Refill all fluids to proper level.
2.
3.
Fig. 5: Identifying Harness Cover
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO, INC.
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS TABLE Application
Ft. Lbs (N.M)

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Drain Plug
Drive Plate-To-Crankshaft Bolt Exhaust Header Pipe Nut
Exhaust Pipe Bracket Bolt Extension Shaft Sealing Bolt (Plug)
Front Engine Mount Bolt Intermediate Shaft Mount Bolt
Lower Plate Bolt
Rear Transaxle Mount Bolt
Rear Transaxle Mount Bracket Bolt Shift Cable Guide Bolt
Starter-To-Housing Bolt Upper
Lower
Top Transaxle Mount Bolt Transaxle Housing-To-Engine Bolt
Transaxle Middle Mount-To-Engine Bolt
37 (50) 55 (75)
41 (55) 16 (22)
59 (80) 48 (65)
29 (40) 29 (39)
44 (60) 28 (38)
16 (22)
33 (45) 47 (64)
47 (64) 54 (74)
28 (38) INCH Lbs. (N.M)
106 (12) 88 (10)
106 (120
Flywheel Inspection Cover Bolt Shift Cable Housing Bolt
Torque Converter Bolt


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