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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT MECHANISM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

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2016 – MX-5 – Transmission/Transaxle

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT MECHANISM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Selector Lever Removal/Installation

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE DISCONNECTION/CONNECTION.)

2. Perform the following procedure to remove the selector lever knob.

a. Shift the selector lever to the N range.

b. Insert the tool (width: 2 mm {0.08 in} or less, thickness: 1 mm {0.04 in} or less) as shown in the figure.

c. Lift the tool horizontally in the direction of arrow (1) shown in the figure and detach the tab, and then remove the lock release button cover in the direction of arrow (2).

d. Remove the spring.

e. Remove the selector lever knob.

3. Remove the following parts:

a. Shift panel component (See SHIFT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

b. Upper panel (See UPPER PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

c. Parking brake lever boot panel (See PARKING BRAKE LEVER BOOT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

d. Rear console (See REAR CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

e. Front console panel (See FRONT CONSOLE PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

f. Front console component (See FRONT CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

4. Disconnect the connector and wiring harness clip.

5. Disconnect the selector lever component connector.

6. Place alignment marks on the control rod bracket and nut.

7. Remove the nut.

8. Disconnect the control rod from the lever clip of the selector lever component.

9. Remove the nuts from the selector lever component.

10. Set the short cord aside and remove the selector lever component.

11. Pass the short cord through the installation hole and install the selector lever component.

12. Install the nuts to the selector lever component.

13. Assemble the control rod to the lever clip of the selector lever component.

14. Align the alignment marks on the control rod bracket and nut, and install the nut.

15. Connect the selector lever component connector.

16. Connect the connector and wiring harness clip.

17. Install the following parts:

a. Front console component (See FRONT CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

b. Front console panel (See FRONT CONSOLE PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

c. Rear console (See REAR CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

d. Parking brake lever boot panel (See PARKING BRAKE LEVER BOOT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

e. Upper panel (See UPPER PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

f. Shift panel component (See SHIFT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

18. Perform the following procedure to install the selector lever knob.

a. Install the spring to the selector lever knob.

CAUTION:

  • Install the spring so that it is stopped by the stopper.

b. Install the lock release button cover to the selector lever knob.

i. Attach the lock release button cover hook to the position on the selector lever knob shown in the figure.

ii. Press the lower end of the lock release button cover in the direction of the arrow and press in the tab.

c. Install the selector lever knob to the selector lever component.

d. Pull the select lever knob upward and verify that it is securely installed.

19. Connect the negative battery cable. (See NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE DISCONNECTION/CONNECTION.)

Control Rod Removal/Installation

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE DISCONNECTION/CONNECTION.)

2. Remove the following parts:

a. Selector lever knob (See Selector Lever Removal/Installation.)

b. Shift panel component (See SHIFT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

c. Upper panel (See UPPER PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

d. Parking brake lever boot panel (See PARKING BRAKE LEVER BOOT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

e. Rear console (See REAR CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

f. Front console panel (See FRONT CONSOLE PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

g. Front console component (See FRONT CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Disconnect the connector and wiring harness clip.

4. Place a clean rag behind the engine so that the engine does not contact the rear housing when it is tilted.

5. Remove the front crossmember under cover. (See FRONT CROSSMEMBER UNDER COVER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

6. Disconnect the control rod from the selector lever component. (See AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT MECHANISM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

7. Remove the tunnel member.

8. Disconnect the HO2S connector. (See HEATED OXYGEN SENSOR (HO2S) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [SKYACTIV-G 2.0].)

9. Disconnect the TWC from the exhaust manifold (WU-TWC). (See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [SKYACTIV-G 2.0].) (See TWC Installation Note.)

10. Suspend the TWC using a cable as shown in the figure.

11. Remove the power plant frame. (See POWER PLANT FRAME REMOVAL [M66M-D].) (See POWER PLANT FRAME INSTALLATION [M66M-D].)

12. Tilt the transmission while being careful not to allow parts on the back of the engine to contact the vehicle body.

13. Remove the insulator. (See Insulator Installation Note.)

14. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

15. Install in the reverse order of removal.

1

Nut

(See Nut, Washer and Control Rod Component Removal Note.)

(See Control Rod Component, Nut and Washer Installation Note.)

2

Washer

(See Nut, Washer and Control Rod Component Removal Note.)

(See Control Rod Component, Nut and Washer Installation Note.)

3

Control rod component

(See Nut, Washer and Control Rod Component Removal Note.)

(See Control Rod Component, Nut and Washer Installation Note.)

4

Snap pin

5

Washer

6

Bush

7

Bracket

8

Washer

9

Bush

10

Spacer

11

Snap pin

12

Washer

13

Bush

14

Bracket

15

Wave washer

16

Control rod

Nut, Washer and Control Rod Component Removal Note

1. Secure the control rod component with an adjustable wrench as shown in the figure.

CAUTION:

  • Do not use an impact wrench.

  • When loosening the control rod nut, secure the control rod component without applying torque within the AT.

2. Remove the control rod nut.

3. Remove the washer and control rod component.

Control Rod Component, Nut and Washer Installation Note

1. Install the control rod component and washer.

2. Secure the control rod component with an adjustable wrench and tighten the control rod nut as shown in the figure.

CAUTION:

  • Do not use an impact wrench.

  • When tightening the control rod nut, secure the control rod component without applying torque within the AT.

    Tightening torque

  • 14???18 N·m {1.5???1.8 kgf·m, 11???13 ft·lbf}

Insulator Installation Note

1. Temporarily tighten bolt B.

2. Install the insulator and temporarily tighten bolts A and C in the order of A and C.

3. Completely tighten bolts A, B, and C in the order of A, B, C.

    Tightening torque

  • 19???25 N·m {2.0???2.5 kgf·m, 15???18 ft·lbf}

TWC Installation Note

1. Remove the tunnel member temporarily.

2. Install the TWC to the exhaust manifold (WU-TWC). (See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [SKYACTIV-G 2.0].)

Indicator Removal/Installation

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE DISCONNECTION/CONNECTION.)

2. Remove the following parts:

a. Selector lever knob (See Selector Lever Removal/Installation.)

b. Shift panel component (See SHIFT PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Detach tabs shown in the figure and remove the indicator.

4. Install in the reverse order of removal.

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