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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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2011 CR-Z Transmission Removal and Install

Making a thread to document / ask for help with installing my 6MT Transmission on my 2011 CR-Z EX.

So far, I have everything I need out of the engine bay, but am a bit worried about using the engine support to support the engine / trans. Seems like honda reccomends using this bolt hole for the hanger? Seems kinda small, but, I guess I can trust it??









Setting this damn engine support up took a while. The bolts that came with it and the honda kit werent long enough, so luckily home despot was open today and I got some longer bolts to use.

Now I just need to support the engine / trans. I just really wonder how well this will support it. A bit scared honestly. Its being held by a 8x1.25mm grade 10 bolt.

Also, as you can see from the pics, I had to remove the windshield area trim (plastic) and the wiper arms. In the manual it says you can install the special engine support brackets and tool with it in place, but i call total BS. There is no way in hell you can do it without mangling the plastic. Here is their little piece on it:

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Now I just need to support the engine / trans. I just really wonder how well this will support it. A bit scared honestly. Its being held by a 8x1.25mm grade 10 bolt....
That's only the transmission side support. I figure in the next step, you'll be installing the engine side support too, so you'll be okay with the two (just getting the right balance point on your support beams might be a little tricky....)

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That's only the transmission side support. I figure in the next step, you'll be installing the engine side support too, so you'll be okay with the two (just getting the right balance point on your support beams might be a little tricky....)
Actually in the FSM it doesn't say anything about any other supports..

Just that side. In fact, I only have 1 engine hanger adapter anyways. So I'm guessing that I should be all good?

See the FSM: page 13-45 (Step 21) - (actual page 925 in FSM)

Let me know what you think. Guess I should be all good? This is the only place it mentions anyting attaching to the engine support.

Under the damn thing now pulling ball joints. Just got the 2 lowers, but made a mistake on one of the uppers and cut the damn cotter pin off. So, trying to get it out now.
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Oh.... I was looking at the engine removal section. (5-8, pg. 81) --so, you're good if you're not removing the engine/side engine mount.

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Oh.... I was looking at the engine removal section. (5-8, pg. 81) --so, you're good if you're not removing the engine/side engine mount.
Yeah, was thinking about that. I will do that at another point in time when I can put the jack under the engine.

For now, just trying to get this done. Feels like its been going on forever. I worked past midnight last night, and most of the day today. Getting there though!! Transmission getting close to being out. The subframe too. Whats funny is, if you look under the car, looks like you dont even need to remove the subframe. But, screw it. I'm following the FSM, so I will continue this way.
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So I'm stuck at disconnecting these 3 connectors:





This is seriously making me want to give up. Its so damn frustrating.

I only started on the one with the white top.
Flipped the connector up, but how do you disconnect it?
Pull on the bottom part? Or push up n the connector?

This is what the manual says, but, its not seeming to 'disconnect' in any way.



Anyways, just taking a break.. feeling annoyed as hell.
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Figured it out!!

So I was able to disconnect the huge plug by just getting a bucket to stand on. Then i was able to reach it and pull it apart. To swing the white part up when you are first trying to disconnect it, you can take a flat head screwdriver and press in the middle and up on the white part at the same time. Then you can disconnect it from the top like I said (maybe you will need a bucket to stand on too).



The green connector you press down from the top and pull it up and out -- (looking down from engine bay)

The grey connector is harder. You have to press the bottom half of the plug inward, and then pull up on the top half.

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