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Engine Removal

Special Tools Required

Engine tilt hanger set

Engine hanger stay

Sub hanger stay
  • Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces.
  • To avoid damaging the wiring and terminals, unplug the wiring connectors carefully while holding the connector portion.
  • Mark all wiring and hoses to avoid misconnection. Also, be sure that they do not contact other wiring or hoses, or interfere with other parts.
  1. Remove the hood support rod, then use it as shown to prop the hood in the wide-open position.

  1. Remove the battery cables (A) from the battery terminal fuse box.
  1. Remove the harness clamps (B).

  1. With M/T model: Remove the harness clamp (A). Remove the two bolts (B) and loosen the two bolts (C), then remove the battery base (D).

  1. Disconnect the engine control module (ECM)/ powertrain control module (PCM) connectors (A) and the engine wire harness connector (B).
  1. Remove the harness clamp (C) and harness holder (D).

  1. Disconnect the evaporative emission (EVAP) canister hose (A) and brake booster vacuum hose (B).

  1. Disconnect the secondary heated oxygen sensor (secondary HO2S) connector (A), then remove the secondary HO2S harness from the clamps (B).
  1. Remove the radiator cap.
  1. Remove the subfuel fill cap, then retighten the subfuel cap.
  1. Raise the vehicle on the lift to full height.
  1. Remove the front wheels.

  1. Remove the splash shields.
  1. Drain the transmission fluid:

  1. Remove the under-floor three way catalytic converter (under-floor TWC).

  1. Remove the driveshaft heat shield.
  1. Remove the driveshafts. Coat all precision-finished surfaces with clean engine oil. Tie a plastic bags over the driveshaft ends.

  1. Remove the bolts (A) securing the steering gearbox, then remove the steering gearbox stiffeners (B).

  1. Remove the A/C compressor without disconnecting the A/C hoses.
  1. Lower the vehicle on the lift.

  1. Disconnect the heater hoses.
  1. Raise the vehicle on the lift to full height.
  1. Support the transmission with a jack and wood block under the transmission.

  1. Remove the torque rod.
  1. Remove the jack.
M/T model
A/T model

  1. Remove the front subframe.
  1. Lower the vehicle on the lift.

  1. Install the sub hanger stay.

  1. Attach the special tools to the engine/transmission as shown.

  1. Remove the ground cable (A), then remove the transmission mount bracket (B).
M/T model
A/T model

  1. Remove the ground cable (A), then remove the side engine mount/bracket assembly (B).
  1. Check that the engine/transmission is completely free of vacuum hoses, fuel and coolant hoses, and electrical wiring.
  1. Slowly lower the engine/transmission about 150 mm (6 in.). Check once again that all hoses and electrical wiring are disconnected and free from the engine/transmission, then lower it all the way.
  1. Disconnect the chain hoist from the engine/transmission.
  1. Raise the vehicle, and remove the engine/ transmission from under the vehicle.