Control Valve Body Cover Replacement
J 36850 Transjel Lubricant
Remove the engine dress cover.
Remove the air induction bellows between the throttle body and air cleaner assembly.
Disconnect the accelerator and cruise cables at throttle valve and remove the accelerator controls cable bracket. Refer to Accelerator Control Cable Bracket Replacement in Engine Controls - 3.4L or Accelerator Control Cable Bracket Replacement in Engine Controls - 3.8L.
Remove the transaxle shift cable from lever and bracket from the transaxle.
Disconnect the transaxle wiring harness connector and disconnect the harness retainer from side cover stud.
Remove both engine supports from engine and radiator support.
Remove the top case side cover bolt (56,58).
Install the engine support fixture and support engine/transaxle assembly. Refer to Engine Support Fixture in Engine Mechanical - 3.4L or Engine Support Fixture in Engine Mechanical - 3.8L.
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
Remove the left front wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels.
Remove the inner fender splash shield.
Remove the wheel speed sensor harness from 4 retainers on the lower control arm.
Remove the transmission mount-to-frame nuts (2).
Remove both stabilizer links and reposition stabilizer to access steering gear- to-frame bolts.
Remove steering gear-to-frame bolts and support steering gear.
Remove the front splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Left Side and Engine Splash Shield Replacement - Right Side in Body Front End.
Remove the positive battery cable center retainer at front frame rail.
Remove the left side ball joint and support the left frame rail with a jack stand.
Remove ONLY the left two frame-to-body bolts. DO NOT LOOSEN right side frame-to-body bolts.
Lower frame with a jackstand and remove jackstand.
Position the drain pan under the transaxle.
Remove the left drive axle from the transaxle. Refer to Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement in Wheel Drive Shafts.
Secure the drive axle to the strut assembly.
Lower the vehicle.
Using the engine support fixture lower the engine assembly to access the transaxle case side cover.
Raise the vehicle.
Remove the transaxle mount bracket bolts and the bracket from the transaxle.
Remove the remaining case side cover bolts (56,57,58).
Remove the case side cover (53).
Remove the case side cover gasket (54).
Remove the case side cover O-ring (59).
Clean the side cover gasket mating surfaces.
1-2 Shift Solenoid Valve Replacement
Remove the case side cover. Refer to Case Side Cover Replacement .
Disconnect the 1-2 shift solenoid electrical connector.
Remove the 1-2 shift solenoid retaining clip (314D)
Remove the 1-2 shift solenoid (315A).
Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 7:29 AM