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Old 05-01-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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engine swap help

hey I was wandering if any one could help me? Here's my problem, I got the engine out and the new one in, well half way and Im having trouble getting the engine and transmission to line up ang go to gether. the main reason is that there isnt much room to manuver it around in there and the other is that I dont have any body to help me. so if any one could help I would sure appriciate it!!!

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Old 05-01-2005, 09:20 PM   #2
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your best bet is to put the engine on a jack a then jack the engine to the right position.
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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Hey thanx man I tried what you said but there wasnt enough room because of the left side wall
Is there some way I can move the tranny to the right so I can line it up right

Hey I appriciate your help thanx
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The best and easiest way is just to put the engine and tranny together outside of the car, then drop both of them in together at the same time.

The chiltons and Haynes says it can't be done but it can if you lift it up high enough and angle it just right.

you sure you dont have anyone to help? not even a little sibling or anything? the tranny is actually light so if you put the enigne on a jack stand and lift the tranny up into place its actually pretty easy to line up.

Good Luck and hope that helps,
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The only other way I can think of with out removing the tranny and then bolting them in as one is to try coming in from the top with a engine lift, how exactly did you get it out? Sounds like you may need to do a bunch of wiggling to get that in.


Sorry thats all I got. I will ask some of my friends.

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Thanx Ill try doing that and Ill get back to you

Again thanx
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