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Old 10-24-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question SPI engine removal

Any pictorals out there? Or a good breakdown of what is required to remove the engine from the top since I do not have access to a lift? Is it required to pull the axles and remove the engine and tranny in one piece? I do not have a huge compressor / air gun so it might be hard to get the axles off.

I have searched "engine & remove", "engine & removal", "spi & remove", "spi & removal", "engine & swap", "motor & swap", etc. No luck. Guess the SPI is just not that popular.

And for those wondering, my g/f blew her motor up by not watching the temp gauge. The faulty hardware has not been determined since the old motor has obviously not been removed.


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Old 10-24-2005, 08:39 PM   #2
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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/419565/3

i dont know why the pics arent working atm, but that should give you a basic rundown on what to do
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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Well if you dont have all the necessary tools to do the job, I HIGHLY suggest geting a profesional to do it. I have removed two motors and they have both been from below using a chain and gear system hanging from the ceiling but never from the top so I am of no help there. Do you know anyone that has those tools? If so just ask to do it over there, it will be seriously more work with out them. Also pick up a Haynes repair manual it has all the instructions you need.

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I guess the Escort and the Focus share the same engine / tranny?

A real pain in the ass I realized last night will be getting the auto tranny flywheel off since my g/f's car is a manual. I don't have a clue as to how to get those bolts off.
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Oh and thanks for the link f00t.
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step 1: commandeer some C4

step 2: Place strategically around engine bay

Step 3: light fuse and run

no more engine, and room for a much bigger one now.....

good luck.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:07 AM   #7
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List of what has been done so far:

Remove hood
Remove battery and tray
Drain oil and coolant
Remove all plastic air intake crap
Disconnect all hoses and electrical connectors
Remove plastic coolant tank
Break loose crank pulley bolt
Remove idler pulley
Remove belt and crank pulley
Remove a/c compressor and zip tie to frame
Remove alternator
Remove power steering pump and zip tie to frame
Remove stupid accessory bracket
Remove hard coolant pipe at bottom of engine
Remove first catalytic converter pipe
Remove various brackets by transmission and rear of engine
Remove starter
Connect engine hoist to engine and raise engine about 1/4"
Remove passenger-side engine mount


Things to do:

Purchase or borrow a Ford fuel line removal tool, DOH!
Disconnect fuel line with stupid tool
Unbolt engine from transmission
Remove engine

It looks like there will be just enough room to get the engine out from the top.
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:06 PM   #8
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I guess the Escort and the Focus share the same engine / tranny?

A real pain in the ass I realized last night will be getting the auto tranny flywheel off since my g/f's car is a manual. I don't have a clue as to how to get those bolts off.
Well, no there not the same. The Escort is a Mazda chassis, with a Mazda tranny and a slightly different head.
I think the Focus has a bit more room to work with, just looks that way. I've never worked on a Focus so would'nt know for sure.

But to get the flywheel bolts off, I usally just wedge the back end of a hammer in the flywheel starter teeth and let it rest on the t-stat housing, then I can go ape on the flywheel bolts with out the crank turning on me.
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Actually took care of that last night. The flywheel has a few holes in it that allowed me to place a bolt through and prevent it from turning.
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:20 PM   #10
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Well damn, got the fuel line off but the motor just wouldn't fit out the top. Soooo, I took off the crank pulley and had some room to remove the clutch cover and disk.

VIOLA!!!! EUREKA!!!! The engine is out from the top.

Now how to get the clutch back on the new motor when putting everything back together...hmmm....
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