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2008 - MX-5 - Transmission/Transaxle

OIL SEAL (EXTENSION HOUSING) REPLACEMENT [SJ6A-EL]

1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
3. Clean the transmission exterior thoroughly using a steam cleaner or cleaning solvent.
4. Drain the ATF. (See AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT [SJ6A-EL].)
5. Remove the following parts.
a. Tunnel member component
b. Middle pipe (See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
c. Propeller shaft (See PROPELLER SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

CAUTION:

  • Do not to damage the extension dust deflector.

  • Do not to damage the extension housing.

6. Remove the extension housing shroud using a tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver.

7. Remove the oil seal (extension housing) using a tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver.

8. Using the SST and a hammer, install the new oil seal to the extension housing.

9. Coat the oil seal lip with grease.
10. Using the SST and a hammer, install the new extension housing shroud to the extension housing.

11. Install the following parts.
a. Propeller shaft (See PROPELLER SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
b. Middle pipe (See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
c. Tunnel member component
12. Add ATF and, with the engine idling, inspect the ATF level and for leakage. (See AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) LEVEL ADJUSTMENT [SJ6A-EL].)
13. Connect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
14. Install the battery cover.


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