It'll be fun they said. No problem they said.
Tonight was a busy night. By myself tonight as Steve went out with his wife.
I started where I left off. To recap, I left off here. Motor is bolted in at all four points. Lots of stuff left to do, as I found out.
I got to here.
Motor is on it's way out. Pulling it out the top poses a few problems. First...
This thing. Looks like the tranny fluid pump maybe, I'm not really sure. Regardless, it sits under the drivers frame rail and is the first obstacle. Another thing in the same area is the front motor mount. It blocks the tranny from coming straight forward as it hits the transmission pan. To clear that, I had to...
Drop the front of the subframe. I let it rest on a jack I put underneath it so it wouldn't fall and break anything. Next problem was something I should have thought about but didn't. It sits on the passenger side, back of the motor. The....
Power steering connection at the pump. The PS pump has one line attached to the reservoir and one connected to the rack obviously. I pulled the one at the reservoir but forgot the rear line. It's held in by a 24mm banjo bolt. I left the pump itself on.
So the motor is out. You can see the transmission output shaft and the power steering pump which is still attached and has the belt on it. The tranny is on the opposite side.
Rear exhaust manifold, rear motor mount, which is a bear to get loose, output shaft and that banjo bolt.
When I pulled the motor, I ended up ripping the connector off the rear motor mount. I have no idea why it has these but if I don't fix it, it will probably throw a code.
No Motor. Old engine and tranny on the side there. Jack holding the front of the subframe up.
Back of the engine bay. Heater hoses, steering rack, brake lines, etc.
New block. Needs a few gaskets, and a tranny. It should be much easier to get in than it was to get out. Getting the old one out by myself took me about 3 hours.
Passenger side axle. It breaks apart at the point I have my hand, but I have yet to figure out how.
Wiring harness on the drivers side. Not much here. Power and ground and plugs for the head light. As opposed to...
This mess. Passenger side has the entire engine harness, huge mess. I'll be re wrapping this entire harness when I do the little tuck work I have planned.
Closing up for the night. Hoist is stowed away. Motor is out on the floor. time to pack it in for the night.
More to come later this weekend.