Drivetrain: Transaxle, Axles, Wheels, and Tires

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This page contains links to all the articles that are related to the transaxle, axles, wheels, and tires.  Articles that fall into more than one category are listed in each of them.


How To Center Your Engine - Here is the procedure you need to keep from breaking axles.

Speed/Distance Sensor Upgrades - Finally get rid of that pesky speed/distance sensor.  *This project is still underway*


Manual Transaxle Specifications - A complete reference to 2.2L and 2.5L manual transaxles

Automatic Transaxle Specifications - A complete reference to 2.2L and 2.5L automatic transaxles


Drive Axle and Bearing Noise - Fix problems the CV joints and front wheel bearings.

Easier Axle and Speed Sensor Removal - Learn how to remove axles and sensor without dumping trans fluid on your head.


Wheels And Tires - A complete guide to wheel rim and tire specifications, including "The Plus Rule".

Speedometer Pinion Gear Reference - A list of tire sizes vs. pinion gear types to keep your speedometer accurate if you change wheel sizes.

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Updated 10/19/2003.

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