Jack up car. Support safely with floor stands!
Remove Tires and Wheels. I prefer using an Impact gun!
Had one stubborn Lug nut.
Required a Key that did not come with car. Nice!
I was able to remove with a Pipe Wrench! Would not recommend using with nice wheels.
Next, I like to start on removing or preparing to remove upper engine compartment components!
Removing Upper Radiator Hose.
Removing Reservoir Tank. Mine happened to be held in with Zip Ties.. Nice!
Next I removed the Intake.
Before Removing the Fuel Line, Make sure to bleed the pressure. I prefer opening gas cap.
I like to Zip Tie things into nice spots. So they don’t accidentally get pulled off or end up in your way.
Next I remove the Throttle Cable.
Undo any Vacuum lines going around to Firewall. If you are uncertain where they go, place a piece of tape on them and label them.
Intake Vacuum line for brake booster.
Cooling Fan plug harness. Undo to pull radiator and fan assembly out together.
Remove lower Radiator Hose.
Pull radiator assembly out. I was lucky all fluids have already been drained. I forgot to mention that all fluids should be drained after you support car are Jack Stands. Safe you one hell of a mess…lol
Next I undid the Slave Cylinder.
Undo any Visible Grounds.
Undo Engine Harness on Passenger side.
Undo wire going to fuse box.
I then removed Heater hose back by firewall.
I also removed it from it the motor’s Head.
Remove Started Wire.
I like to move it up out of the way.
Disconnect wire harness for Alternator on Driver side.
I prefer to put engine section of harness on top of engine to keep from smashing.
Disconnect return fuel line.
Remove axle shaft Nuts. Should be a 32mm or 1 1/4 I believe. Use a good impact.
Next I removed Tie-Rod Ends.
Unbolt and remove Wishbone..
Disconnect Lower Ball joint. Having the right tool and using a Pickle Fork makes this EASY!
Pull out on Hub and it should release the axle. Sometimes you need to massage the end of axle with a punch from the hub.
Next I popped out the Passenger side axle from transmission. Repeat these last steps on Driver side. Axle only needs to be removed from intermediate shaft(not transmission.)
I then removed all the little motor mounts.
Leave the main Three Motor Mounts intact. They are all that is holding motor into place.
Next comes out the Header/Exhaust manifold. Remove bottom two spring bolts first. Then go back up top and remove from Head itself.
Drop the shift linkage from transmission. One of the linkages requires a punch to push out a roll pin. I couldn’t find that punch, so I removed linkage from shifter as well.
Pick good spots for your Hoist Chain!
I always do one in a transmission bolt and one in the upper power steering bracket bolt. These engines are not super heavy.
I added Tension to the Engine Hoist Chain before removing any of the other mounts.
Now you can start removing the other mounts. The rear one is JERK! So I always start with it.
The other two are not so bad!
Then I pulled the Engine on out!
Engine Removal Complete!! 🙂