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Where do you fill the transaxle with oil?

I drained the tranaxle oil in my 87 chev spectrum but Where do you fill the transaxle with oil? Is there another bolt higher up the transaxle? The manual also calls for 5w 30 oil in the transaxle...is that just regular 5w 30 engine oil?

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Yes, engine oil is fine, and the fill plug should be like the drain plug but higher.

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Can 2006 santa fe engine be removed up thru hood


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2.4 and 2.7L (2 of 3) pasted below Hyundai

2.4L & 2.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the battery and air cleaner assembly.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Drain the engine oil.
  5. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  6. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  7. Disconnect the following electrical connections:
    • Starter
    • Alternator
    • Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
    • Power steering switch connector
    • Oil pressure gauge connector
    • Back-up lamp switch connector
    • A/T solenoid inhibitor switch connector
    • Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
    • Ignition coil
    • Idle Speed Control (ISC) valve connector
    • Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor
    • Oxygen (O2S) sensor connector
  8. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect the oil cooler lines.
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Radiator hoses from the engine
    • Radiator
    • Engine ground
    • Brake vacuum hose
    • Heater hoses at the engine
    • Throttle cable at the engine
    • Cruise control cable at the engine, if equipped
    • Main fuel line at the supply/return pipe
    • Speedometer cable at the transaxle
    • Clutch or control cable from the transaxle
    • Power steering hoses from the pump
    • Steering dust cover in the engine compartment
    • Gear box universal joint bolt
    • Front wheel
    • Brake caliper and support with wire
    • Strut lower bolt
    • Front muffler bolts
    • Transaxle control rod and extension rod, if equipped with a manual transaxle
  10. Support the transaxle with a jack using the special attachment shown in the accompanying illustration. 9355lg02.gif Attach the special tool to the transaxle jack and support the transaxle
  11. Make sure all cable, harness connectors and hoses are disconnected from the engine and transaxle.
  12. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Engine and transaxle mounting brackets
    • Sub frame bolts
    • Drive shaft
  13. Lower the engine and transaxle assembly enough so the front and rear roll stoppers can be removed.
  14. Remove the engine assembly.
To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal but please note the following steps:
    • Tighten the roll stopper bolts to 36-47 ft. lbs. (50-65 Nm)
    • Tighten the transaxle mounting bracket bolts to 65-80 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm)
    • Tighten the engine mount bracket bolts to 43-58 ft. lbs. (60-80 Nm)
  2. Fill the engine crankcase to the correct level.
  3. Fill the transaxle to the correct level.
  4. Fill the cooling system.
  5. Fill the power steering system.
  6. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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How do i replace gear oil in a 1991 honda accord with a five speed transmission


There should be a drain bolt facing horizontally near the bottom of the transaxle. Removing that, allow it to drain. Should be another bolt about half way up the case. Fill it up to that hole.

Jul 28, 2013 | 1991 Honda Accord

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Not firing. what is the spark plug order for a 87 chev spectrum?


Check this diagram on Spectrum...

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Jun 01, 2012 | 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum

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When changing the oil pan on a 2006 town & country do you have tighten the bolts in a sequence?



Removal & Installation

2.4L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Structural collar A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt Oil pan
  4. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Structural collar Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  3. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Structural collar A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt Oil pan
  4. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Structural collar Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  3. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Starter motor Front motor mount bracket Bending braces Torque converter dust shield Oil pan

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    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-3.0L engine


To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply RTV gasket material to the oil pan.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Torque converter dust shield Bending braces Front motor mount bracket Starter motor Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket on the oil pan Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Transaxle case cover All bending brace bolts Drive belt splash shield Engine oil dipstick Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket on the oil pan Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Transaxle case cover All bending brace bolts Drive belt splash shield Engine oil dipstick Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

May 05, 2012 | 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

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1996 Honda Accord EX Manual trans. Where is oil level plug. what kind of oil?


Hi there,

All Honda manual transaxles use the Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) as the original factory fill. This oil is similar to a 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity engine oil, and this oil can be substituted temporarily. However, the manufacturer recommends the use of their MTF when changing the fluid.

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The transaxle fluid should be changed every 90,000 miles (144,000 km) or 6 years under normal driving conditions. In severe driving conditions the fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or every 2 years, whichever occurs first.
Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface. If the vehicle is raised, make sure the vehicle is safely supported and level

NOTE: Do not confuse the drain plug with the fill plug.
The fill plug is in the mid section of the transaxle. The drain plug is near the bottom of the transaxle.
  1. The oil level is checked by removing the oil fill plug on the side of the transaxle. The transaxle fluid should just meet the lower threads of the transaxle fill hole.
  2. Remove the oil level check bolt from the side of the transaxle. If oil runs out, or if oil can be felt near the threaded fill hole opening, reinstall and retighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  3. If the level needs to be topped off, pour oil in slowly until it begins to run out then, install and tighten the filler bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).

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Sep 05, 2011 | 1996 Honda Accord

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Can't find transaxle drain plug


You won't find it. The only way to drain it is either to use a siphon pump at the fill tube, or to remove the transaxle drain pan which has several dozen bolts that hold it on. Removing the transaxle drain pan will reveal the filter.

Actually, it's a better idea to have the transaxle flushed and filled with new fluid at a service center that does this, for about $100 or so, every 30k miles, in order to maintain the transmissions internal cleanliness.

Good luck on maintaining your transaxle.

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How hard is to chagne an oil pan gasket?


Here is the procedure. You DO have to remove the flexplate cover to get to the back 2 bolts. There are also a couple struts on the sides that block a couple bolts, if i recall correctly. I think you can do it in a couple hours.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket
To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket on the oil pan Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Transaxle case cover All bending brace bolts Drive belt splash shield Engine oil dipstick Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

Oct 18, 2010 | 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

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How to change oil pan gasket for 2005 dodge caravan


Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004

Oil Pan - Removal & Installation

2.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Structural collar A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt Oil pan
  4. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Structural collar Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  3. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Starter motor Front motor mount bracket Bending braces Torque converter dust shield Oil pan

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    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-3.0L engine

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply RTV gasket material to the oil pan.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    Oil pan. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Torque converter dust shield Bending braces Front motor mount bracket Starter motor Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    New gasket on the oil pan Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Transaxle case cover All bending brace bolts Drive belt splash shield Engine oil dipstick Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

Hope helps (remember rated this).

Jun 24, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Caravan

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I have a leak from the oil pan ...of my 1992 mercury topaz and im needing to know what all i will need to do to repair it


You didn't list your engine size so please pick the approriate task:

2.0L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
  3. Drain the crankcase of oil.
  4. Remove the attaching bolts securing the oil pan to the engine.
  5. Clean the oil and gasket mating surface completely, and allow to dry.
To install:
  1. Apply a 1/8 in. (3.18mm) bead of silicone sealer D6AZ-19562-B or equivalent between the oil pan and engine crankcase.
  2. Install the oil pan using the attaching bolts. Torque bolt to 5-7 ft. lbs. (7-10 Nm).
  3. Lower vehicle, and fill crankcase with correct amount of engine oil.
  4. Start engine and check for leaks.

2.3L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
  3. Drain the crankcase of oil, and drain the cooling system by removing the lower radiator hose.
When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze, and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
  1. Remove the roll restrictor if equipped with a manual transaxle.
  2. Disconnect the starter cable.
  3. Remove the starter from the vehicle
  4. Unfasten the bolts securing the rear oil pan to the transaxle case.
  5. If equipped with a manual transaxle, remove the secondary air injection tube at the check valve.
  6. Remove the heater supply tube located at the lower water pump inlet tube assembly.
  7. Loosen the bolts and remove the brackets at the block and water pump inlet tube and A/C compressor line at the pan.
  8. Using a prybar between the engine and body of car, flex engine enough the remove oil pan.
  9. Clean the oil and gasket mating surface completely, and allow to dry.
  10. Clean both mating surfaces of oil pan and cylinder block making certain all traces of RTV sealant are removed. Ensure that the block rails, front cover and rear cover retainer are also clean.
  11. Remove and clean oil pump pick-up tube and screen assembly. After cleaning, install tube and screen assembly.
To install:
  1. Apply a bead of RTV E8AZ-19562-A sealer or equivalent, in the oil pan groove. Completely fill oil pan groove with sealer. Sealer bead should be 0.200 in. (5mm) wide and 0.080-0.150 in. (2.0-3.8mm) high (above oil pan surface) in all areas except the half-rounds. The half-rounds should have a bead 0.200 in. (5mm) wide and 0.150-0.200 in. (3.8-5.1mm) high, above the oil pan surface.
Applying RTV in excess of the specified amount will not improve the sealing of the oil pan, and could cause the oil pickup screen to become clogged with sealer. Use ad equate ventilation when applying sealer.
  1. Install oil pan to cylinder block within 5 minutes to prevent skinning over. RTV needs to cure completely before coming in contact with any engine oil. Ideally, about 1 hour at ambient temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C) is recommended as a drying time.
  2. Install oil pan bolts lightly until the 2 oil pan-to-transmission bolts can be installed.
  3. Install 2 oil pan-to-transaxle bolts. Tighten to 30-39 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm) to align oil pan with transaxle. Loosen bolts 1/2 turn.
  4. Tighten all oil pan flange bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  5. Tighten 2 oil pan-to-transmission bolts to 30-39 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm).
  6. Install brackets for A/C compressor line and water pump inlet tube.
  7. If equipped with a manual transaxle, fasten the air injection tube.
  8. Install the starter and cable.
  9. Lower vehicle.
  10. Install engine oil and coolant.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12. Start engine and check for coolant and oil leaks.

Oct 12, 2009 | 1992 Mercury Topaz

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Transmission


its a messy job but drop the (Transaxle) pan, be prepaid for collecting the oil(remove all but 3 bolts, pry pan down allowing oil to drain) unscrew the last 3 bolts change the filter and gasket. bolt back up using criss cross pattern dont overtighten! Re-fill through dipstick(easiest method) dont over fill.

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