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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:01 am 
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I beleave the easyest way is out the bottom, but how much harder is it to take it out the top? I already have most of the top end off, so the might make it better.

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:42 am 
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The only way I would go out the bottom is if I needed the transmission out also. The problem with going out the bottom is getting the car high enough to drag it out.

I have done it twice on my car going out the top using Bill's hoist and it was only a couple hours from start to finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:58 am 
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We did a motor swap on the ZiLLA in 24 hours tear down to crank it up using that same hoist. Top is the only way to go if you don't want the trans out. Hell, even if you do. Bottom is only a consideration if you have a lift.

You have most of the top off? Don't forget you'll need to put your hoist brackets back on.

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:07 pm 
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Do i have to take the hood off? How do you deal with the engine harness? Just unplug it from the firewall and take it out with the motor?

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
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I'm not sure how different the harness layout is from my 99 to a 2k, but I just unplugged and labeled everything and pulled the harness out of the way. I think that you can pull the motor without yanking off the hood. Probably just have to have the hoist choked up close to the motor for the clearance needed to lift it high enough to get it out. It definitely makes it easier with the hood off though.

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:14 pm 
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The wiring harness just moves out of the way once all the connectors are disconnected. You can label them if you want, but most of them just fall into place and have different connectors.

For the hood, just ise padding on the windsheild and unhook the struts/supports and lay it back. No need to remove it.

It also helps to have a second body to help with guiding it out and working the hoist.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:27 pm 
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I didn't even unhook my hinges, used a regular engine lift. Unhooked all of the wiring harness and used a bungy cord to hold it back and out of the way while lifting the old motor out. 2 sets of eyes were barely enough, I hooked something on the softish rubber cover at the back of the bay and ripped it. Just go slow and watch carefully.

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Doing that with a 99 probably works, but with the 2k the firewall is closer and the engine with the hoist will not clear the hood and radiator opening. Been there done that twice, besides, the supports just pop off with a little pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:25 am 
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So i can get away with out takeing the hood off, but i need to take the frount suport off?

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:44 am 
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No, just like this, just make sure there is padding between the windsheild and hood:

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 Post subject: Re: Pulling the motor
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:06 am 
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Wow, that helps. I have been trying to deside if i could do this myself in the gaurage. Now it looks like i can.

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