Home Auto Repair 1996-1998 Honda Civic HX With CVT Repair Instructions

1996-1998 Honda Civic HX With CVT Repair Instructions

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Download REPAIR PROCEDURE NOTE: Make sure the work surface and the CVT are completely clean. Use lint-free towels, and use a dedicated, clean solvent tank for cleaning the CVT parts. If you do not keep everything very clean, the repair may not be successful. 1. Soak the new start clutch assembly in Honda ATF-Z1 for at least 30 minutes. 2. Remove the transmission from the vehicle. See page 14-304 of the 1996-00 Civic Service Manual. 3. Cover with clean shop towels all of the openings in the transmission and anything else that might get damaged by water and cleaning chemicals (axle openings, breather, and electrical connectors). Clean all the dirt and grease off of the transmission before you start disassembly. 4. Place the transmission on a work bench with the flywheel housing facing upward. 5. Remove the ATF passage line holder from the flywheel housing. 6. Remove the flywheel housing (20 bolts). 7. Remove the differential assembly from the transmission case. 8. Remove the ATF passage line assembly. 9. Remove the park pawl shaft, then remove the park pawl and spring. 10. Remove the park rod holder. 11. Remove the snap ring, the cotter retainer, and the cotters from the start clutch assembly. 12. Remove the start clutch assembly with the special tool. 13. Remove the start clutch assembly from the hub. Clean and lubricate the hub with ATF-Z1, and then install the new start clutch assembly from the kit.