1993 Lexus ES 300 removeal of transmission

  • 1993 LEXUS ES 300
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 180,000 MILES
Can the transmission be removed without taking the engine out, and does it come out from the bottom of the car or top. I think the bottom, any special tricks for this.
Also how do you take out the center shaft and the short side shafts.
Do you
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 AT 12:13 PM

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Hi pandadog,

Thank you for the donation.

Here are the procedures for removal of the trans.


1 . Remove battery. Remove air cleaner. Disconnect throttle cable. On models with cruise control, remove actuator cover and unplug actuator. On all models, disconnect battery ground cable. Remove starter. Unplug both speed control sensors. Unplug neutral start switch connector. See Fig. 1 .


2 . Unplug solenoid connector at bracket. Disconnect shift control cable. Disconnect oil cooler hoses. Remove front transaxle mount bolts. Remove front engine mount bolts. Remove oil cooler clamp bolts from front frame. Remove 3 upper transaxle-to-engine bolts.

3 . Install engine support fixture. Suspend steering gear from support fixture. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels. Remove exhaust pipe. Drain differential. Remove splash shields. Remove drive shafts. See appropriate FWD AXLE SHAFTS article in DRIVE AXLES. Remove front side engine mount nut. Remove rear side engine mount bolts.

4 . Remove left side transaxle mount bolts. Remove steering gear housing. Remove 2 screws, 6 bolts, and 4 nuts which retain front frame. Remove front frame.
5. Support transaxle with jack. Remove rear end plate. Remove torque converter bolts. Remove remaining transaxle-to-engine bolts. Lower transaxle from vehicle. Remove torque converter.

AXLE SHAFTS - FRONT -1993 Lexus ES 300

1 . Remove axle shaft lock nut, cap and cotter pin. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels. Remove engine undercovers and side covers. Drain out gear oil fluid.

2 . Disconnect tie rod end from steering knuckle. Disconnect stabilizer bar link from lower arm. Disconnect steering knuckle from lower ball joint. Mark differential, axle shaft and center shaft for reassembly reference. Remove differential-to-axle shaft mounting bolts. Using plastic hammer, disconnect axle shaft from axle hub. Push front axle hub outward, away from axle shaft.

NOTE: Perform step 2 for each side of vehicle.

3 . Using pry bar, remove left axle shaft. See Fig. 2 . Remove right axle shaft bearing lock bolt and snap ring. Remove right axle shaft.


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