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Pulling My Engine

Old 02-26-2004, 07:03 PM
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ok basically i got everything disconnected and the hoist is attached but now im thinking that i should just take the engine out with the transmission becuase the bellhousing bolts are seriously impossibly to get out. anyone have any ideas? im only working with 2 engine stands here and im a tall guy with a badback so i keep the front up high so i can work. should i just take out the engine with the tranny still attached? blah im so tired/discouraged right now.
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:13 PM
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Its a pain but I was able to get the eng. off the tranny.. just small turns. don't do it by yourself unless you have done it before..2 is always better. espacally if your going to take it out w/ x-mission.. Many people like to remove the front end. but you can get it out if you careful. just ensure that all connections and mounts are removed from tranny too.
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:32 PM
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I got my engine out alone without too many problems. Getting it in was a bitch. Took me like 5 times as long.
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:36 PM
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yeah, out is easy.. in can be frustrating sometimes.
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:13 PM
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Wrench plus breaker bar plus steady torque should break those nuts loose.. Did you try that?
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:27 PM
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i gotta wait till tomorrow to get a breaker bar, but do you guys think i should pull the tranny to? im not sure if i wanna.
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:33 PM
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I would leave the tranny in myself..



It doesn't need to come out, so don't bother with it. If you ever have to change a clutch disc, then, those bolts should be easy to break free anyways. I'm sure you don't want to pull the motor/tranny to change a clutch right?
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:18 AM
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ill give this another go today, i got discouraged after i just started smashing my fists into everything when the bolts were to tight and the wrench would slip. i think i should have a breaker bar to use as well.
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:20 AM
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if you have a lift pulling the tranny is easier, but on the ground i dont think it is
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:00 PM
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Seems strange that you are having trouble getting the bellhousing bolts off. You could soak them in P Blaster or liquid wrench. In the past when I couldn't turn a frozen bolt or nut, soaking the assembly with P Blaster for an hour made it possible to unscrew the parts.



Taking the engine out w/o the tranny is how I did mine, twice. Putting it back in took me longer andI had to develop some skill to do it, but I basically removed the radiator and stood in the engine bay as the engine hung from the hoist. I guided its mounts into their slots in the frame, and stuck the clutch right on the tranny input shaft. With a little foreplay, it all came together and slid right in.
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