Mechanics

REPLACING ENGINE

1997 Jaguar XJ6

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Jaguar XJ6 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 95,000 miles

THE ENGINE IS READY TO TAKE OUT OF THE CAR EXCEPT FOR THE THREE BOLTS ON THE TOP AND SIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION BELL HOUSING. THERE IS A HEAT SHIELD AND TRANSMISSION DIP STICK IN THE WAY. WHAT IS THE PROCEEDURE TO REMOVE BOLTS. THANKS, BILL
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Flightcommander
April 3, 2010.



Removal
Relieve fuel pressure. See FUEL PRESSURE RELEASE. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove hood. Remove air cleaner assembly. Drain cooling system. Remove accessory drive belts.
Remove fan clutch and shroud. Disconnect coolant hoses and transmission cooler hoses from radiator. Remove radiator. Disconnect wiring harness connectors as necessary. Remove power steering pump. Disconnect fuel inlet line from fuel injector rail.
Disconnect fuel return line from pressure regulator. Mark and disconnect vacuum lines as necessary. Disconnect and remove throttle cable from throttle linkage. Remove mass airflow sensor and hoses. Remove oil cooler pipes from oil filter housing.
Attach lifting device to engine. Lift and support front of vehicle. Drain engine oil. Disconnect heat shield from exhaust manifold. Disconnect exhaust pipes from exhaust manifold. Disconnect shift cable from transmission. Position floor jack underneath transmission. Mark drive shaft flanges for installation reference. Disconnect drive shaft from transmission.
Remove transmission rear mount. Lower front of vehicle. Remove crankshaft pulley and damper. Discharge A/C system. Remove A/C condenser. Disconnect hoses from A/C compressor. Remove engine bracket-to-front engine mount nuts.
Check for wires, hoses or any other components that are still attached. Being careful not to damage steering rack, lift and remove engine/transmission assembly from engine bay. Remove transmission from engine.
Installation
Carefully lower engine/transmission assembly into position, and tighten front engine mounts. Reverse removal procedure to complete installation. Check all fluid levels. Evacuate and recharge A/C system.

Dave H
Apr 4, 2010.