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Engine Removal



  • burdawgburdawg Posts: 1,524
    One way I have seen it done is to fashion a plate that bolts to the carb (or throttle body) mounting flange on the intake manifold and then pull the motor straight out the front after removing the radiator, grill, etc. That's on a gas engine though, I wonder if it's possible on a diesel.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,570

    1. Disconnect battery ground cables and remove engine cover.
    2. Drain cooling system, then remove front bumper, grille assembly and gravel deflector.
    3. On models equipped with speed control, unfasten speed control servo bracket and position aside.
    4. On all models, scribe hood latch location, then remove latch and cable assembly from grille upper support bracket.
    5. Remove upper grille support.
    6. On models equipped with A/C, discharge refrigerant from system, then remove A/C condenser.
    7. On all models, disconnect transmission oil cooler lines from oil cooler and radiator, then remove oil cooler with mounting brackets.
    8. Disconnect radiator hoses from engine, then remove fan shroud, fan and radiator. The fan retaining nut has left hand threads.
    9. Remove vacuum pump and drive belt, then disconnect vacuum line from transmission modulation pipe.
    10. Remove alternator adjusting arm, adjusting arm bracket and drive belt, then pivot alternator inward toward engine.
    11. Disconnect alternator electrical connectors from alternator and fuel line heater.
    12. Disconnect water temperature sender electrical connector from left front of cylinder block.
    13. Disconnect water temperature overheat lamp switch electrical connector from top front of left cylinder head.
    14. Remove engine ground cables from bottom front of engine.
    15. On models equipped with power steering, remove steering pump and bracket, then disconnect and plug return line from steering pump and position pump aside.
    16. On models equipped with A/C, disconnect refrigerant lines from A/C compressor.
    17. On all models, disconnect vacuum hose between injection pump and vacuum regulator valve and position aside.
    18. Disconnect and cap fuel heater inlet line from fuel filter and fuel pump.
    19. Remove air cleaner and intake duct and place a suitable cover over intake manifold opening.
    20. Disconnect and cap fuel filter outlet line from fuel filter and injection pump, then cover the injection pump and fuel filter openings.
    21. Remove fuel filter return line, then the fuel filter and bracket as an assembly.
    22. On models equipped with A/C, loosen A/C compressor mounting bolts and rotate compressor toward engine.
    23. On all models, disconnect and plug fuel inlet line at fuel pump.
    24. Disconnect accelerator and speed control cables, if equipped from injection pump and bracket on intake manifold and position aside. Remove cable bracket.
    25. Disconnect engine wiring harnesses and position aside.
    26. Remove transmission kickdown rod, then disconnect heater hose from water pump and right cylinder head.
    27. On models equipped with A/C and/or auxiliary heater, remove hoses from bracket at left rear of engine.
    28. On all models, disconnect oil pressure sender electrical connector from rear of engine.
    29. Disconnect fuel return line from left rear of engine, then remove transmission oil dipstick tube attaching bolt from rear of right cylinder head.
    30. Remove engine oil dipstick and tube.
    31. Remove ground cable to cylinder block attaching bolt, then the 4 upper transmission-to-engine attaching bolts.
    32. Raise and support vehicle.
    33. Remove engine mount attaching nuts, then disconnect exhaust pipe from exhaust manifolds.
    34. Remove converter inspection plate, then the 4 converter to flywheel attaching nuts.
    35. Remove starter cable, then move fuel, line on No. 1 crossmember down and aside.
    36. Lower vehicle and attach suitable lifting equipment to engine.
    37. Support transmission with a suitable jack and remove remaining engine to transmission attaching bolts.
    38. Separate engine from transmission, then raise engine high enough to clear No. 1 crossmember. Move engine forward and remove from vehicle.
    39. Reverse procedure to install.

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,599
    Sounds like LOTS of fun!
  • ajaksajaks Posts: 11
    Great but which hose goes to which pole? There is a plastic protrusion between two poles. Is this a marker? And again which hose to which pole on the transfer case switch?
  • dmonicdmonic Posts: 2
    ok how hard would it be to git a 94-96 3000gt that is FWD and switch it to 4WD what parts would you kneed i understand a 4WD tranny will be kneeded .
    plz help because i am abought to drop in the 6g72tt in it and i kneed it 4WD
  • hi, im new to the site and i have a project im planning to start this summer. ive got an 88 ford f150 v8 302 5.0. im looking to pull the engine, drivetrain, suspension steering column, everything that makes the truck run basically. but i wanna know where to start and what things too look out for on the way. to be specific i wanna throw everything into a dunebuggy frame that ill have finished by the next summer. once i have all the parts out i can take measurements and build the frame accordingly. can anyone help????
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,570
    Well first off, what are we going to DO with this dune buggy? Street legal only, off-road fun + street legal, offroad only + serious course, road racing across Mexico?

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  • uhh, for now i was thinking off-road fun. more or less its just a base model, ill improve upon it later. right now im between two trucks to use for it. an 88 ford f150 v8 302 5.0L, which is for free, he said it runs, its just missing a starter. the other is an old 4cylinder ranger, rwd, standard transmission, running. i dont know the year of the ranger onhand. which vehicle would be the best option for what i want? also if i can help it i would like independant suspension, but are these vehicles able to go that way, and what things dictate whether or not u can have independant suspension?
  • Actually offroad and street legal......
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,570
    Might be good for you to do some homework before digging into this. I don't really have the expertise but I do know enough about car projects to know that one needs "a plan" laid out before starting.

    Maybe a subscription to this mag might be a good start for you?

    Looks like they know how to set up a PU for fast desert racing!

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  • one last thing, you wouldnt have any idea on how to go from a front engine layout to a midengine layout?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 57,570
    Well you'd need a truck with a ladder frame, that's for sure, not a unibody. Then I guess it's a matter of engineering a cradle for the engine in center-frame, and of course a short driveshaft, some kind of engine cover, throttle linkage, shift linkage.

    It would be a challenge to one's fabrication skills! :surprise:

    Seems to me that any off-roader would need a long travel suspension kit and some way to widen the tire stance.

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  • is this process the same for a 2000 eclipse?
    Thank you
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