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2007 Dodge Caliber Transaxle Removal & Installation?

In this chapter complete transaxle replacing procedure is provided.

The procedure with complete details and helpful diagrams.


The transaxle removal as follows :---


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Drain the automatic transaxle.
  4. Remove the air intake assembly.
  5. Remove the battery.
  6. Remove the battery tray.
  7. Remove the air intake tube and vacuum supply lines.
  8. Remove the shifter cable and mounting bracket.
  9. Remove the coolant lines from the CVT fluid cooler.
  10. Remove the heater hose from the CVT fluid cooler.
  11. Remove the speed sensor connector.
  12. Disconnect and remove the wiring harness from the top of the transaxle.
  13. Remove the transmission vent tube.
  14. Remove the throttle body support bracket.
  15. Remove the upper bell housing bolts. 

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    Fig. View of the upper (1) and lower (2) bell housing bolts-Automatic Transaxle
  16. Remove the upper transmission mounting bolts, the upper transmission mount through-bolt and upper transmission bolt. 

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    Fig. View of the transaxle (3) upper mounting bolts (1) and upper mount (2)-Automatic Transaxle
  17. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  18. Remove the left and right front lower splash shield.
  19. Remove the lower splash shield, if equipped.
  20. Support the transaxle assembly with a suitable jack.
  21. Remove the starter. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Starter, Removal & Installation.-
  22. Remove the transaxle fill tube by removing the two mounting bolts.
  23. Remove the both front wheels.
  24. Remove the left and right halfshafts. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Front halfshafts, Removal & Installation.-
  25. Remove the torque converter inspection cover.
  26. Matchmark the torque converter to the flexplate for the correct alignment during installation.
  27. Remove the torque converter bolts and discard the bolts.
  28. Support the engine with a suitable jack.
  29. Remove the front transaxle mount through-bolt.
  30. Remove the transaxle crossmember mounting bolts and remove the crossmember. 

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    Fig. Location of the front transaxle mount through-bolt and transaxle crossmember bolts-Automatic Transaxle
  31. Remove the transaxle rear mount through-bolt.
  32. Remove the rear mount-to-transaxle bolts. 

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    Fig. Location of the rear mount through-bolt (3) and rear mount-to-transaxle bolts (1)-Automatic Transaxle
  33. Remove the transfer case, if equipped. For additional information, refer to Transfer Case.
  34. Remove the lower transaxle bell housing bolts.
  35. Carefully lower the transaxle assembly from the vehicle.
To install:

NOTE
Ensure that both alignment pins are present into the engine before installing the transaxle.

  1. Raise the transaxle assembly in the vehicle using a suitable jack.
  2. Install the lower transaxle bell housing bolts and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  3. Connect the transaxle cooler lines.
  4. Install the transaxle crossmember and tighten the mounting bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  5. Install the through bolt at the front transaxle mount and tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  6. Install the rear mount through-bolt and tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  7. Install the rear mount-to-transaxle and tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  8. Install new torque converter bolts and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  9. Install the torque converter inspection cover.
  10. Install the transfer case, if equipped.
  11. Install the splash shields.
  12. Install the halfshafts.
  13. Install the front wheels.
  14. Lower the vehicle.
  15. Install the upper bell housing bolts and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  16. Install the upper mount bolts and tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  17. Install the upper mount through-bolt and tighten to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  18. Install the throttle body support bracket and tighten the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  19. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  20. Tighten the transaxle fill tube bolts to 79 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  21. Refill the transaxle with fluid to the correct level.
  22. Refill the cooling system to the correct level.
  23. Test drive the vehicle for proper operation and check for leaks.

These details will help.
Thanks.           

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