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Old 08-16-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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I'm going later tonight to pick up the motor and transmission out of a 94 olds 88. I can pull anything I want as long as the rear wheels stay on the vehicle, so I'm taking both front hubs and axles with the trans and engine. Here'* the million dollar question:

What size tool do I need for the hex head on the caliper, and what tool is needed to unbolt the hub? I recall the hub being a T55 or so, but I want to make sure so I purchase the correct tools.
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The correct sizes are:

Caliper - 13mm hex
Hub - T55 torx
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May want to just unbold the subframe then if you want all that. But you're probably there already.
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and i just got home. the SOB that i bought the engine/trans from never showed up to help as he had agreed to. so i did the job alone in a parking lot.

i'm exhausted beyond words. i actually tipped over while looking at bagels in the grocery store on the way home.

but i have an engine and transmission in the bed of the truck! yay

i did end up dropping the subframe and using my engine lift to pick up the front of the car, and then hooked up the truck to the subframe and dragged it out from under the shell of the car. i couldn't get the driver'* side axle out from below so i didn't have much of a choice. and i didn't take the hubs or axles either, i just didn't care anymore. mine aren't that bad, and i just wanted to get the motor/trans in the truck and get home. 5 hours of hard work wore me out after 9 hours of work during the day.

i'm probably going to fall asleep before i hit subm
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Hey if you can, could you get some pics with the engine and trans sitting in the frame the way it is? Before you start disassembling it. Mainly of motor mount bolts, trans bolts-mounts etc. I would appreciate that. I would like to add them to my collection of pics of the engine and trans. Thanks.
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Of course, give me some specifics of what you're looking for. The engine/trans aren't in the cradle anymore, i was having a heck of a time getting that whole thing into the truck and finally decided i didn't really need anything other than the engine and transmission... so i have those two, still connected, in the bed of the truck.
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Oh, was hoping to get pics of it still in the cradle and add to the gallery. Just to show people if they are attempting a eng/trans pull and need to know where certain bolts/mounts are at. Thats all. Thanks anyway.
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