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How to Replace Automatic Transaxle on Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX?


The procedure is similar for both ford and Lincoln car models:-----

Transaxle Removal & Installation details are as follows:----
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Disconnect the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector and the wiring harness fastener from the air cleaner assembly.
  3. Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose from the air cleaner outlet pipe.
  4. Disconnect the engine breather from the air cleaner assembly.
  5. Remove the air cleaner assembly bracket bolt.
  6. Loosen the air cleaner outlet pipe clamp at the throttle body and remove the air cleaner and air cleaner outlet pipe assembly.
  7. Disconnect the selector lever cable end from the manual control lever.
    NOTE
    The coolant hoses do not need to be removed from the engine.
  8. Remove the coolant hoses from the transmission fluid filler tube and position aside.
    NOTE
    The coolant hoses have been removed for clarity.
  9. Remove the transmission fluid level indicator.
    NOTE
    The coolant hoses have been removed for clarity.
  10. Remove the nut, rotate the transmission fluid filler tube counterclockwise 90 degrees and remove the transmission fluid filler tube.
  11. Remove the 3 selector lever cable bracket bolts and position aside the selector lever cable.
  12. Remove the starter motor electrical terminal cover.
  13. Position the starter cable boot back and remove the starter terminals from the starter.
  14. Disconnect the wiring harness fastener from the starter motor studbolt.
  15. Remove the 2 bolts and the starter.
  16. Disconnect the fuel hose routing clip from the transaxle stud and position the fuel hose aside.
  17. Disconnect the transaxle electrical connector.
  18. Remove the top 4 torque converter housing bolts.
  19. Install the Engine Lifting Bracket on the LH cylinder head. 

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    Fig. Installing the engine lifting bracket on the LH cylinder head
  20. Remove the upper intake manifold.
  21. Install the Engine Support Bar and Engine Spreader Bar to support the engine.

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    Fig. Installing the engine support bar and engine spreader bar to support the engine
  22. Remove the transaxle support insulator through bolt.
  23. Remove the 3 nuts, the bolt and the transaxle support insulator bracket.
  24. Remove the RH splash shield.
  25. Remove the 3 pushpin fasteners, the 8 screws and the front splash shield.
  26. Remove the 3 RH subframe to lower bumper nuts
  27. Remove the 3 LH subframe to lower bumper nuts and separate the front support from the subframe.
  28. Remove the 3 power steering tube bracket bolts from the subframe and position the power steering tube aside.
  29. Remove the transmission fluid drain plug and allow the transmission fluid to drain.
  30. Install the transmission fluid drain plug and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  31. Remove the LH and RH front halfshafts.
  32. Inspect the halfshaft hubs for wear or damage and replace the halfshafts if necessary.
    1. Inspect the differential seal surface.
    2. Inspect the halfshaft bushing surface. If this surface is damaged, inspect the halfshaft bushing for damage.
    3. Inspect the differential side gear splines.
  33. Remove the bolts and the power steering rack heat shield.
  34. Loosen the Y-pipe clamp and disconnect the 2 exhaust hangers.
  35. Remove the 4 nuts and the Y-pipe assembly.
  36. Remove the 4 bolts and position the steering gear aside, using a suitable length of mechanic-s wire.
  37. Remove the 4 bolts and position the sway bar aside, using a suitable length of mechanic-s wire.
  38. Remove the 2 nuts and the roll restrictor heat shield.
  39. Remove the roll restrictor.
    1. Remove the roll restrictor-to-transaxle through bolt.
    2. Remove the 2 roll restrictor bracket bolts.
  40. Support the subframe using the Powertrain Lift.
  41. Remove the 2 nuts, 4 bolts and the subframe support brackets.

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    Fig. Removing the subframe support brackets
  42. Remove the 2 front subframe nuts.
  43. Remove the 2 middle subframe nuts and remove the subframe.
  44. Remove the 3 bolts and the roll restrictor bracket.
  45. All wheel drive (AWD) vehicles perform the following:
    1. Index-mark the driveshaft, remove the 4 bolts and position the driveshaft aside.
    2. Disconnect the RH catalyst monitor electrical connector.
    3. Remove the 2 catalytic converter support bracket bolts.
    4. Remove the 4 RH catalytic converter nuts and the RH catalytic converter.
    5. Remove the 5 bolts and the Power Transfer Unit (PTU) support bracket.
    6. Remove the 5 bolts and the PTU.
  46. All vehicles, remove the 2 fasteners and the inspection cover.
  47. Remove and discard the 3 torque converter bolts.
  48. Remove the 2 secondary latches from the transmission fluid cooler tubes at the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve.
  49. Using the transmission cooler line disconnect tool, disconnect the transmission fluid cooler tubes from the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve.

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    Fig. Using the special tool, disconnect the transmission fluid cooler tubes from the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve
  50. Using the special tool and a suitable transmission jack, support the transaxle.

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    Fig. Using the special tool and a suitable transmission jack, support the transaxle
  51. Remove the 7 torque converter housing bolts and remove the transaxle from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Remove the 7 torque converter housing bolts and remove the transaxle from the vehicle
  52. Check the torque converter housing mating surface to make sure that the dowel pins did not come out of the engine block when the transaxle was removed. If the dowel pin is stuck in the torque converter housing, remove the dowel pin from the torque converter housing.

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    Fig. Check the torque converter housing mating surface to make sure that the dowel pins did not come out of the engine block when the transaxle was removed. If the dowel pin is stuck in the torque converter housing, remove the dowel pin from the torque converter housing
  53. Remove the nut and the manual control lever.

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    Fig. Removing the manual control lever
  54. Remove and discard the transmission fluid cooler tube bolts.
  55. Remove the 2 transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve bracket nuts, pull the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve and the transmission fluid cooler tubes straight up and remove the assembly from the transaxle.

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    Fig. Remove the 2 nuts, pull the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve and the transmission fluid cooler tubes straight up and remove the assembly from the transaxle
  56. Inspect the transaxle case to make sure that the transmission fluid cooler tube seals and backing rings were removed with the transmission fluid cooler tubes and are not stuck in the transaxle case. If the transmission fluid cooler tube seals or backing rings are stuck in the transaxle case, remove the seals and backing rings.
  57. If the transaxle is to be overhauled or if installing a new transaxle, carry out the transmission fluid cooler backflushing and cleaning.
  58. If a replacement transaxle assembly is being installed or a new solenoid body is installed, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) will have to be reflashed with a new solenoid body strategy and ID data file.
To install:

WARNING
Before installation of a new or overhauled transaxle, the transmission fluid cooler tubes must be cleaned. otherwise transaxle failure can occur.


NOTE
Before installing a new or overhauled transaxle, flush out the cooler and cooler lines.

  1. Inspect the transmission fluid cooler tube backing rings and seals for damage and install a new backing rings or seals if necessary. Lubricate the transmission fluid cooler tube seals with clean automatic transmission fluid and install the backing rings and seals on the transmission fluid cooler tube.
  2. Position the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve and transmission fluid cooler tube assembly in place and install the 2 nuts. Tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  3. Install new transmission fluid cooler tube bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  4. Lubricate the torque converter pilot hub with grease and install the torque converter into the transaxle.
    NOTE
    Make sure that when installing the manual control lever it is fully seated onto the manual control lever shaft or damage to the manual control lever shaft will occur and the lever will come loose.


    NOTE
    Make sure to hold the manual control lever while tightening the manual control lever nut or damage to the manual control lever and park components will occur.
  5. Install the manual control lever and nut and tighten to 159 inch lbs. (18 Nm).
    NOTE
    If the transaxle is not positioned on the dowel pins, damage to the transaxle can occur.
  6. If the dowel pins were pulled out of the engine block during removal, install new dowel pins in the engine block.
  7. Position the transaxle in place and install the 7 torque converter housing bolts. Tighten to bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  8. Remove the Transmission Jack Adapter from the transaxle.
  9. Install the transmission fluid cooler tubes in the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve.
  10. Install the 2 secondary latches on the transmission fluid cooler tubes at the transmission fluid cooler thermal bypass valve.
  11. Install 3 new torque converter bolts and tighten to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  12. Install the inspection cover and the 2 fasteners.
  13. All AWD vehicles perform the following:
    1. Position the PTU in place and install the 5 PTU-to-transaxle bolts. Tighten the bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
    2. Position the PTU support bracket in place and install and tighten to 5 bolts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
    3. Position the RH catalytic converter in place and install and tighten to 4 nuts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
    4. Install the 2 RH catalytic converter support bracket bolts and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
    5. Connect the RH catalyst monitor electrical connector.
    6. Line up the index marks on the rear driveshaft to the index marks on the PTU flange made during removal and install the 4 bolts. Tighten to bolts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
  14. All vehicles, position the roll restrictor bracket on the transaxle and install and tighten the 3 bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  15. Position the subframe in place and install and tighten the 2 middle nuts to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
  16. Install and tighten the 2 front subframe nuts to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
  17. Position the subframe support brackets in place and loosely install the bolts.
  18. Install the rear subframe nuts and tighten to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
  19. Tighten the subframe support bracket bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  20. Position the roll restrictor in place, install and tighten the bracket bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) and the restrictor-to-transaxle through bolt to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
  21. Install the roll restrictor heat shield and the 2 nuts. Tighten the nuts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  22. Position the stabilizer bar in place and install and tighten the 4 stabilizer bar bracket bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  23. Position the power steering rack in place and install and tighten the 4 power steering rack bolts to 79 ft. lbs. (107 Nm).
  24. Install the power steering rack heat shield and 2 bolts. Tighten the bolts to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
  25. Position the exhaust Y-pipe assembly in place and install and tighten to 4 exhaust Y-pipe nuts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  26. Install the 2 exhaust hangers and tighten the exhaust clamp to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  27. FWD vehicles only, perform the following:
    1. Position the RH halfshaft and intermediate shaft support bracket in the transaxle and in the steering knuckle. Install 1 stud bolt and 1 bolt. Tighten the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
    2. Position the catalytic converter support bracket in place and install the bolt and the nut. Tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm). Tighten the bolt to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
    3. Install the 2 RH catalytic converter support bracket bolts and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  28. All vehicles, Install the LH and RH halfshafts.
  29. Position the lower bumper on the subframe and install the 3 LH lower bumper to subframe nuts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  30. Install the 3 RH lower bumper to subframe nuts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  31. Install the front splash shield and install the 7 screws and the 3 pushpin fasteners.
  32. Install the RH splash shield.
  33. Install the transaxle support insulator bracket, bolt and the 3 nuts. Tighten the transaxle support insulator bracket nuts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm). Tighten the transaxle support insulator bracket bolt to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  34. Install the transaxle support insulator through bolt and flagnut and tighten to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
  35. Remove the engine support bar and engine spreader bar.
  36. Remove the engine lift eye from the LH cylinder head.
  37. If a new solenoid body was installed, wipe the surface of the existing solenoid body strategy tag on top of the transaxle case clean and install the new solenoid body strategy tag (supplied with the solenoid body service kit) over it.
  38. Install the transmission fluid filler tube and nut and tighten to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  39. Install the transmission fluid level indicator.
  40. Route the coolant hoses in the transmission fluid filler tube.
  41. Install the top 4 torque converter housing bolts and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  42. Connect the transaxle electrical connector.
  43. Position the fuel hose routing clip on the transaxle stud.
  44. Install the starter, bolt and studbolt and tighten to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
  45. Install the wiring harness fastener on the starter motor studbolt.
  46. Connect the starter motor terminals and position the starter terminal boot over the battery cable terminal. Tighten (1) to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Tighten (2) to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).

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    Fig. Connecting the starter motor terminals
  47. Install the starter motor electrical terminal cover.
  48. Position the selector lever cable and bracket in place and install the 3 bolts. Tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  49. Place the selector lever in DRIVE .
  50. Place the manual control lever in DRIVE . Rotate the manual control lever clockwise until it stops. Rotate the manual control lever counterclockwise one detent until it stops.
  51. Unlock the selector lever cable adjuster. Pry the latch up. Push the lock tab to slide it over.
  52. Slide the cable end forward or backward to align it with the manual control cover.
  53. With the adjuster locking tab release, connect the selector lever cable end to the manual control lever.
  54. Slide the release tab back to lock the adjuster.
  55. Install the upper intake manifold.
  56. Install the battery tray and tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Connect the wiring harness fasteners to the battery tray.
  57. Install the battery.
  58. Position the ACL assembly in place and install and tighten to bolt to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  59. Tighten the ACL outlet pipe clamp at the throttle body and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  60. Connect the engine breather to the ACL assembly.
  61. Connect the brake booster vacuum hose to the ACL assembly.
  62. Connect the MAF sensor electrical connector and connect the electrical harness fastener.
  63. Fill with clean transmission fluid to the correct level.
  64. If a new solenoid body is installed, the solenoid body strategy and the solenoid body identification will need to by updated.
  65. If a replacement transaxle assembly is being installed or a new solenoid body is installed, the PCM will have to be reflashed with a new solenoid body strategy and identification data file.




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