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Engine - removal leaving automatic transmission in vehicle
SOHC engines / Engine - removal leaving automatic transmission in vehicle


Note: A suitable hoist and lifting tackle will be required for this operation.

1 Proceed as described in Section 8, paragraphs 1 to 15 inclusive. Additionally, if applicable disconnect the kickdown cable from the carburettor.

2 Unscrew and remove the top engine-totransmission bolts which are accessible from the engine compartment. Note the location of the vacuum pipe bracket and transmission dipstick tube bracket.

3 Proceed as described in Section 8, paragraphs 17 to 21 inclusive.

4 Working through the starter motor aperture, unscrew the four torque converter-todriveplate nuts. It will be necessary to turn the crankshaft using a suitable spanner on the crankshaft pulley bolt in order to gain access to each nut in turn through the aperture.

5 Unscrew and remove the remaining engineto- transmission bolts, noting the location of the earth strap, and remove the two bolts from the engine adapter plate. Where applicable pull the blanking plug from the adapter plate.

6 Lower the vehicle to the ground and support the transmission with a trolley jack, using a block of wood between the jack and the transmission to spread the load.

7 Make a final check to ensure that all relevant wires, pipes and hoses have been disconnected to facilitate engine removal.

8 Attach a suitable hoist to the engine lifting brackets located at the front and rear of the cylinder head, and carefully take the weight of the engine. The engine should be supported horizontally, ie do not allow it to tilt front to rear.

9 Raise the engine until the engine mounting studs are clear of the crossmember, then pull the engine forwards to disconnect it from the transmission. Ensure that the torque converter is held firmly in place in the transmission housing, otherwise it could fall out resulting in fluid spillage and possible damage. It may be necessary to rock the engine a little to release it from the transmission.

10 Once clear of the transmission, lift the engine from the vehicle, taking care not to damage the radiator fins.


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