[DML] Re: removing engine and trans
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[DML] Re: removing engine and trans

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Dave - you forgot to disconnect the battery first...

Mike G   Moderator of the Week

You'll need a cherry picker hoist. I can pull an engine in a couple 
of hours, just make a checklist and disconect everything. Label hoses 
and connections or make drawings. Most of this is in the manual:

--drain coolant and disconnect the 4 water lines, 2 large/two small
--remove axles (don't be tempted to leave them connected at the 
wheels, you'll just hate yourself later)
--disconnect shifter
--remove the muffler, leave CAT in place
--if an automatic, drain the trans and remove the dipstick
--if an automatic disconnect the cooler from the large hoses and just 
pull it out with the trans
--remove rear facia
--unplug all the bulkhead connectors and the O2 sensor
--disconnect a bunch of vacuum hoses
--disconnect the ground wire that goes from the engine to the two 
--disconnect two fuel lines at the fuel distributor
--disconnect trans mounts and let the engine rock back against the 
firewall (this is why the auto trans dipstick has to come out or 
you'll bend up the mount).
--disconnect the throttle cable (easy to forget!)
--disconnect the cables that go to the starter
--removing the alternator helps but is not necessary unless you have 
the aftermarket (fat) Delco
--remember take the nuts off BOTH front and back of the engine mounts 
(on an automatic its a bit easier if you remove the screws holding 
the mounts to the frame too/instead.) The bolt on the mount is 
actually a double-ended stud inserted thru a hole in the block, but 
it often freezes into the block. 
--lift it out slowly and unhook all the stuff you missed. PAY special 
attention that the motor mounts disengage or you will rip the rubber 
part off OR even break the casting at the base of the engine. As you 
lift the engine slighly, jog it to shake it loose from the mounts.

While it's out is a great time to do T/A bolts......and exhaust 
gaskets, whether you need them or not. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@xxxx wrote:
> Hello Group,
> Anyway, I am planning on pulling my engine and trans this 
> for at the minimum some exhaust work and general cleaning, and 
> if I feel up to it, some deeper engine work.

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