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Procedures for removal of 2002 pt cruiser auto transmission removal

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procedures for removal of 2002 pt cruiser auto transmission removal
Submitted: 6 years ago via AllDataDIY.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am here to try and assist your with your question. Here is the information to remove the transmission.


  1. Disconnect battery cables.

  1. Remove air cleaner assembly (Fig. 9).

  1. Remove battery (Fig. 10).

  1. Remove battery tray (Fig. 11).
  2. Remove uppermost starter-to-transaxle bellhousing bolt and remove transaxle dipstick & tube. Plug hole to prevent debris from entering transaxle.
  3. Disconnect gearshift cable from manual valve lever. Remove gearshift cable from bans mount bracket and position cable out of the way.
  4. Disconnect cooler lines at transaxle and plug holes to prevent debris from entering transaxle.

  1. Disconnect input speed sensor connector (Fig. 12).
  2. Disconnect output speed sensor connector (Fig. 12).
  3. Disconnect transmission range sensor connector (Fig. 12).
  4. Disconnect solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector (Fig. 12).
  5. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  6. Remove front wheel covers (if equipped) and front wheel/tire assemblies.
  7. Remove left splash shield.
  8. Remove left and right halfshaft assemblies.

  1. Disconnect power steering hose from structural collar (Fig. 13)

  1. Remove the left engine-to-transaxle lateral bending brace and structural collar (Fig. 14). See: Engine, Cooling and Exhaust\Engine\Engine Mount

  1. Remove bellhousing dust cover (Fig. 15).

  1. Remove the right engine-to-transaxle lateral bending brace (Fig. 16).
  2. Disconnect starter motor electrical connections.

  1. Remove starter motor (Fig. 17).
  2. Remove lower starter-to-transaxle bellhousing lower bolt and position starter motor out of the way.
  3. Remove gearshift cable bracket. Position cable out of the way.
  4. Remove four drive plate-to-torque converter bolts.
  5. Support engine assembly with screw jack and wood block.

  1. Remove transmission upper mount to bracket bolts (Fig. 18).

  1. Lower engine/transaxle to gain access to and remove transaxle-to-engine bolts (Fig. 19).
  2. Remove transaxle from vehicle.
  3. If replacing transaxle, remove upper mount bracket and gearshift cable bracket and transfer to new/replacement transaxle.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
to reinstall what steps do you follow
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.


  1. Install transaxle to engine (Fig. 19). Install and torque transaxle-to-engine bolts to 108 Nm (80 ft. lbs.).
  2. Raise engine/transaxle assembly enough line up transaxle mount bracket. Install two mount-to-transaxle bracket bolts (Fig. 18) and torque to 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.) .
  3. Remove screw jack support.
  4. Install four drive plate-to-torque converter bolts and torque to 88 Nm (65 ft. lbs.) torque.
  5. Position starter into place and hand-tighten lower bolt.
  6. Lower vehicle.
  7. Install transaxle dipstick tube. Verify that openings are free of debris and O-ring seal is intact. Replace O-ring if necessary. Secure bracket to transaxle. Install starter upper bolt through the ground cable and torque to (40 ft. lbs.) .
  8. Install cable bracket-to-transaxle bellhousing bolt and torque to 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.) .
  9. Raise vehicle.
  10. Torque starter lower bolt (Fig. 17) to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.) .
  11. Connect starter motor electrical connections.
  12. Install bellhousing dust cover (Fig. 15).
  13. Install structural collar and left (front) lateral bending brace. Refer to ENGINE for proper procedures (Fig. 14).
  14. Install right (rear) lateral bending brace (Fig. 16). Torque bolts to 81 Nm (60 ft. lbs.) torque.
  15. Install power steering line to structural collar (Fig. 13)
  16. Install front halfshafts.
  17. Install left splash shield.
  18. Install left wheel/tire assembly. Torque lug nuts to 136 Nm (100 ft. lbs.) torque.
  19. Lower vehicle.
  20. Connect cooler lines to transaxle and secure with constant-tension clamps.
  21. Connect solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector (Fig. 12).
  22. Connect transmission range sensor connector (Fig. 12)
  23. Connect output speed sensor connector (Fig. 12).
  24. Connect input speed sensor connector (Fig. 12).
  25. Install gearshift cable to bracket and connect to the manual valve lever.
  26. Install battery tray (Fig. 11).
  27. Install battery and hold-down clamp (Fig. 10)
  28. Install air cleaner assembly (Fig. 9).
  29. Connect battery cables.
  30. Fill transaxle with fluid.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
can i still ask questions on this procedure for 30 days without more costs?
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
Yes after you click ACCEPT the question will remain open and as long as we are working on the same problem there is no additional expense.
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