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Old 08-24-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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So before the 95 is towed away I'd like to try to get the engine out so I can stash it so I can find a use for it or sell it. Tell me if my understanding of engine removal is correct...

Remove all accessories, etc...disconnect all lines, sensors, remove exhaust manis. Unbold the engine from the tranny bell housing. Get an engine lift, life the weight off the motor mounts, unbolt the motor mounts and lift the engine out.

Is this correct? Any tips and tricks are appreciated. Thanks!
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on most front front wheel drive cars and some outher newer cars its sometimes easyer to unbolt the sub frame and lift the car off the subframe / motor/ trans
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on most front front wheel drive cars and some outher newer cars its sometimes easyer to unbolt the sub frame and lift the car off the subframe / motor/ trans
Not an option.
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Here you go...linky to this same question asked in March. Some pretty good info with pics.
How to Pull That Durn Motor

psssst...you don't have to drop the subframe....
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dont you have some jack stands and a jack....?

that should get it high enough to get it out...
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Way more trouble than it needs to be, Ryan. Read the thread I linked above...
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Way more trouble than it needs to be, Ryan. Read the thread I linked above...
yeah i just saw, yeah, i guess that why our engine bays are so big... to make it easy for us to pull them out
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Disconnect starter and remove, take out converter bolts, Hook up hoist, From inside passenger wheel well, remove bracket to trans and the one semi hidden trans bolt, regular trans bolts, and torque axis mount... pull gently.
What are the converter bolts? Are the 'regular trans bolts' the bellhousing bolts? Torque axis mount?

I didn't see bill write anything about the motor mounts.

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Vig...I didn't write anything..because we don't have any.

Here'* the situation.. disconnect the battery...unhook the electrical that is connected directly to the motor and flop it out of the way.

Drain coolant..unhook hoses and vac lines directly to motor.

Unbolt the AC compressor...leaving the lines intact..why vent the freon if you don't need to....

Unhook the fuel lines..and the two bolts from the rear exhaust manifold to the downpipe.
92-95 SSEi'*.. unbolt oil cooler lines

Go under and pull the starter out.. then unbolt the torque converter from the flywheel.

Get a hoist in places and hooked up ... no pressure on motor though. Remove the bolts that hold the engine and transmission together... put a little weight on the hoist..remove torque axis bolt and body side mount.

Pull...gently..look for roots...

I've left out some obvious things like airbox.. and the brake booster to intake vacuum hose..but those should be obvious..
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Electrical connectors on the engine don't need to be disconnected. Just pull the main plug from the firewall. Of course disconnect from A/C if you keep it on.
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