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Regardless of whether it's a manual or autoamtic, the transaxle (transmission plus final drive) is located on the left side (as you look forward) of the engine. Unless you have the right tools including an engine hoist or transmission jack, jack stands, and floor jack, it's not a job you want to take on. I assume you are replacing the transaxle with a rebuld or new unit. Plan a whole weekend to do this job.

Disconnect the battery, speedometer cable, clutch cable, gear selectro linkage reverse/neutral switch wiring, jack up car, support on stands, remove road wheels, drop the lower control arm bolts, remove the half-shaft nuts, remove the half-shafts (make certain you have a drain pan under the transaxle); remove the starter motor, support the engine, remove the bolts holding the transaxle to the engine, support the transaxle with a floor jack, remove the four bolts that attach the cross-member to the body, pull the transaxle away from the engine and lower the transaxle/crossmember assembly on the floor jack. Dettach the crossmemebr from the transaxle.

When reassembling, make certain all componets, wiring etc are clean; if manual transaxle inspect clutch & flywheel replace if needed, re-surface flywheel if needed. Once reassembled, fill transaxle with new fluid per manufacturer's recommedation; retorque all bolts per shop manual.

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