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Old 02-04-2019, 02:23 PM
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Ok, question 2, do I need to slide trans back to pull the motor. Note: Iím pulling this outside so the less I have to do the better. No lift, rigging off an oak tree😂 I know I have support trans front.
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Sure don't. Radiator removed. air cleaner assembly removed. Battery removed.

Put power steering pump where air cleaner was and AC compressor where battery was.
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Thanx cruiser😁
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The hardest part is getting the top inverse torx bolts that hold the trans to the engine. Those two bolts took forever both times I pulled a 4.0 motor without the trans. You will need several extensions and a wobble head to get them. Google it to prepare yourself. I found it helped to drop the trans mount and tilt the trans down to get some space and angle to get those bolts out. Not fun at all. One gotcha I had on reassembly was the power steering reservoir. Air got into the system when I had the reservoir set aside. Ran great for a few minutes and then sounded like wailing monkees. Pulled the cap and re-bled the system to fix it.
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The hardest part is getting the top inverse torx bolts that hold the trans to the engine. Those two bolts took forever both times I pulled a 4.0 motor without the trans. You will need several extensions and a wobble head to get them. Google it to prepare yourself. I found it helped to drop the trans mount and tilt the trans down to get some space and angle to get those bolts out. Not fun at all. One gotcha I had on reassembly was the power steering reservoir. Air got into the system when I had the reservoir set aside. Ran great for a few minutes and then sounded like wailing monkees. Pulled the cap and re-bled the system to fix it.
Loosen them FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have a 4.5Ē lift on it so the trans crossmember is spaced 2Ē hopefully itíll give me enough room but thanks for the tip. Iím mentally prepared for those😂😂😂
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