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Old 12-25-2007, 10:32 AM   #9
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Other general advice- you'll have to remove the accessories in order to get the engine out of the car. When you remove a bracket- like the alternator bracket for example- put the bolts back in the engine in their proper place as soon as you remove the bracket. It seems like it would be a pain to be partially re-assembling the engine as you remove parts- but it will save you from heartache during the install when you can't remember which bolt went where. Use a digital camera to help your memory if you have one handy- especially with the wiring harness and vacuum hose routing. It's really not as complicated as you might think, but regardless of how intelligent you think you are- pretend you're completely stupid and can't remember anything and arrange your work around that idea. It will save you tons of pain and suffering- and like writing a list you end up not having to look at, it's something you won't appreciate until you don't do it.
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