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1991 Mazda Mx-5 Miata 1.6l Dohc Manual Transmission & Transaxle

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Download Removal CAUTION: Obtain the code number and deactivate the audio anti-theft system before disconnecting the battery. See: Accessories and Optional Equipment 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise the vehicle and support it with safety stands. Drain the transmission oil into a suitable container. Remove in the order shown in the image, referring to Removal Note. Removal Note Propeller Shaft 1. Before removing the propeller shaft, mark the flanges for correct installation. 2. When the propeller shaft is removed from the extension housing, immediately install the SST to prevent oil leakage. Power Plant Frame (PPF) 1. Disconnect the wire harness from the PPF. 2. Support the transmission with a jack. 3. Remove the power plant frame bracket. 4. Remove the differential-side bolts, and pry out the spacer. 5. Remove the differential mounting spacer. 6. Turn a bolt (M14 x 1.5) into the sleeve. 7. Twist and pull the bolt downward. 8. Install a bolt (M6 x 1) into the hole in the block to hold the sleeve, and remove the long bolt (M14 x 1.5). 9. Remove the bolt (M6 x 1). CAUTION: Do not remove the spacers shown in the image from the PPF. If they are removed, replace the PPF as an assembly.