Monday, March 12, 2012

Transaxle Removal & Installation on Ford Windstar?

The procedure is as follows :---

Transaxle Removal & Installation Details are mentioned as below :---


Remove or disconnect the following:
NOTE
Leave the 2 lower engine-to-transaxle bolts in place to hold the transaxle secure against the engine block until a suitable jack can be placed under the transaxle to support it during removal.


NOTE
Install engine lifting eyes to support the engine during transaxle removal.



Battery and battery tray
Hood and cowl vent
Air cleaner assembly
All transaxle electrical harnesses
Transaxle shift cable from the lever by unsnapping the shift cable end from the lever ball stud
Transaxle fluid cooler lines



Upper transaxle-to-engine bolts
Engine electrical harness bracket
Battery cable bracket

Install an engine support kit and suitably support the engine.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove or disconnect the following:

Transaxle fluid
Front wheels
Halfshafts
Bolts retaining the rear engine support to the transaxle
Front subframe
Speedometer cable from the vehicle speed sensor
Starter
Transaxle housing cover
The 4 flexplate-to-converter nuts

Support the transaxle with a suitable jack and remove the remaining transaxle-to-engine bolts.
Remove the engine bracket-to-transaxle bolts.
Separate the transaxle from the engine block by carefully moving the transaxle rearward until enough clearance exists to remove the transaxle from the engine compartment.
Slowly lower the transaxle from the engine compartment.

To install:

Place the transaxle on a suitable jack and position it in place.
Install or connect the following:

Engine bracket-to-transaxle bolts, and tighten the bolts to 39-53 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm)
Lower transaxle-to-engine bolts, and tighten the bolts to 39-53 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm)
Flexplate-to-torque converter bolts, and tighten them to 20-34 ft. lbs. (27-46 Nm)
Transaxle housing cover, and tighten the bolts to 80-106 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm)
Starter motor, and connect the electrical harness
Speedometer cable
Front subframe
The 4 bolts retaining the rear engine support, and tighten them to 39-53 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm)
Both halfshafts
Front wheels and lower the vehicle

Remove the engine support kit.
Install or connect the following:

Transaxle electrical harnesses
Upper transaxle-to-engine bolts and tighten to 39-53 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm)
Fluid cooler-to-transaxle lines
Transaxle shift cable to the manual lever ball stud
Air cleaner assembly
Cowl vent and hood
Battery tray and battery

Fill the transaxle with proper amount of Mercon® fluid.
Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable.


This will help.
Thanks.


FOR MORE HELP GO TO: ---

Car repair guide?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/car-repair-guide.html


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