Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St louis area
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Re: Pulling my 2.2 out! I need tips?
i did the first one out the top with a hoist, pain in the ass. the rest all have been out the bottom. i dont even need a hoist or a jack to pull one out the bottom, even with a 5 speed.
1-remove all engine acessories- alt,distributor, water pump and water pump housing, ac compressor and the bracket they attach to
2- remove the head, manifolds attached.
4-remove block to trans reinforcement brackets
5-remove pass side engine mount
6-remove bellhousing bolts
7-remove bobble strut and front trans mount. you can just remove the center bolt, mount does not need to completely come off.
when you pull the trans mount bolt out the short block will drop down at a pretty sharp angle. the top of the block will now be below the frame rail, simply grab the crank pulley and pull the short block off the trans, should slide right off with a little muscle and drop a short distance to the ground.
if you're pulling an from a car with an auto, leave one of the bellhousing bolts in so when you pull the trans mount bolt it doesnt just fall off. you want to lower the whole thing down to as close to the ground as possible before you let it drop so you dont damage anything.
ive used a jack to handle the raising and lowering but the last time i didnt even use a jack, just pulled the bolts pulled the shortblock off and drug it out under the front bumper.
pulling an engine out of the bottom is one of the very few times i prefer to be working on gravel versus a concrete floor. it has a some cushion to it so the short block wont get jacked up and you dont have to put the car on jackstands, just drag it out from under the front bumper.