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  • October 17, 2018, 09:54:06 PM

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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by AMC of Houston on Yesterday at 11:54:35 PM »
Progress!  Can't think of anything else obvious; except I have seen the trans input shaft splines get kinda stuck in the clutch disk on occasion.   More brute force may do it.
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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by BigBird on Yesterday at 11:25:07 PM »
Ok just came in from the garage. Turns out me and my buddy missed 2 bolts burried in grime. Got those out and used the hammer and screw driver trick to get it to come loose. However, it still won’t  completely come away from the transmission. They are moving seperately now so I know it has to be inside. I’m stumped and going to bed.  :banghead:
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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by mudkicker715 on Yesterday at 06:59:35 PM »
Wow i never would have thought that especially with are warping plastic vave cover. Deffinetly a thing as i have seen corrosion salts on the dowels before. Btw lube and clean those up before reentry. A round wire brush works good. It makes assembly happier.
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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by AMC of Houston on Yesterday at 06:26:38 PM »
There have been many times over the decades that I have had to beat a sharpened big screwdriver between the engine and bell housing to get the alignment dowels unstuck.  They are a tight fit for a reason!
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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by mudkicker715 on Yesterday at 06:09:37 PM »
I support the diff with a strap  on both sides to shock mounts. Or i just pull the diff. Seeing as you got one motor mount in place, well that might be your problem. As said though i always pull  the motor with the tranny.. its possible with a tilt thing on the lift. The harmonick balancer needs to come off however imo. You need that extra wiggle room.
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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by BigBird on Yesterday at 02:59:50 PM »
Engine mounts are loose? So still on?

I left the driver side mount attached to the frame so it is holding up the front diff. The bracket from the engine to the diff is removed. The passenger side mount is disconnected completely. I can lift the engine up and down just fine but I cannot get it to sepperate from the trans.
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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by eaglefreek on Yesterday at 12:14:35 PM »
The few times I've tried to remove an engine and leave the transmission in place, it was a struggle. It's even worse when you try to line them back up when reinstalling the engine. If I ever have to remove an engine, the transmission either comes out with the engine or removed first before removing the engine.
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The Engine / Re: Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by mudkicker715 on Yesterday at 10:45:38 AM »
Engine mounts are loose? So still on?
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Under the Hood & HVAC / Re: Stronger blower motor?
« Last post by DAVE on Yesterday at 10:32:10 AM »
this happened to me and I replaced with a generic replacement motor from the "zone" hardly moved any air. went to a junk yard used one, I am going to try a different motor supposed to have higher rpm, I want something to compare to modern car blower output. but also could be the duct doors are restricting due to improper adjustment
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The Engine / Engine Removal Problem
« Last post by BigBird on October 15, 2018, 10:52:12 PM »
This is on my '82 SX/4 with the 258 I6 and the T-4 Manual trans.

I'm having some problems getting the engine to separate from my trans. Bell housing bolts have all been removed, Clutch slave is removed, Starter is removed, Bracket to front diff is removed, Engine mounts are loose, The  :censored: engine still will not come loose from the trans. This is the first time I have pulled an engine from a manual tranny. Am I missing something? Feel free to state the obvious.
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