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Removal Procedure

Remove the hood. 2 13mm bolts on each side.

Remove the cross bar.


Disconnect the negative battery cable.


Depressurize the fuel lines by pressing in the schraeder valve

Drain the coolant.

Drain the engine oil.



Remove the radiator hoses.

Remove the heater supply hoses.

Disconnect the negative battery cable from the engine block.

Remove the engine harness connector at the bulkhead.

Remove the drive belt.

For supercharged engines, remove the supercharger belt.

Remove the power steering pump. Set the pump aside.

Remove the air flow duct.

Remove the throttle cable from the throttle linkage.

Remove the mounting bracket.

Disconnect all other cables from the engine.

Remove the wiring harness connectors from the following locations:
The MAT sensor
The throttle position sensor
The idle air control valve
The oxygen sensor
The A/C compressor. Refer to SECTION 1B.
The oil pressure switch
The power steering cutout switch; Refer to SECTION 3B.
The vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
The low oil level sensor

Remove the ignition coil assembly ground strap from the fender inner panel attaching screws.

Remove the fuel feed and return lines from the fuel rail and the pressure regulator.

Remove the emission control canister hoses from the throttle body connections.

Remove the brake booster from the engine vacuum connections.

Remove the heater control hoses from the engine vacuum connections.

Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle with jack stands.

Remove the exhaust pipe from the rear manifold.

Remove the A/C compressor from the engine. Tie the compressor back away from the engine.


Remove the engine to the transaxle bracket.

Remove the flywheel cover.

Remove the starter motor.

Important
Use a scribe in order to mark the relationship between the flywheel and the torque converter. This ensures proper reassembly.



Remove the torque converter to flywheel bolts.

Lower the vehicle.

Attach a suitable lifting hook and a chain to the engine lifting bracket.

Raise the engine slightly in order to take weight off of the mounts.

Remove the torque axis engine mount.

Support the transaxle.

Remove the engine to transaxle bolts.

Separate the engine from the transaxle.

Raise the engine.
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