Removal (Except "S" & "T" Series)
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Disconnect battery. Raise and support vehicle. Drain crankcase. Remove exhaust crossover pipe, strut rods, strut rod brackets and flywheel cover.
Remove starter. Remove or disconnect engine oil cooler lines and/or transmission fluid lines as necessary. Remove oil pan bolts, oil pan and gasket.
Removal ("S" Series Pickup, Jimmy & Sonoma 2WD)
Raise and support vehicle. Drain crankcase. Remove engine. See ENGINE. Remove oil pan bolts, oil pan and gasket.
Removal ("T" Series Pickup, Jimmy & Sonoma 4WD)
Disconnect battery. Remove engine oil dipstick and accessory drive belt splash shield. Raise and support vehicle. Drain crankcase. Remove front axle shield and transfer case shield. Remove brake line clips from crossmember.
Remove second crossmember. Remove converter hanger bolts and exhaust pipe clamp from converter. Disconnect exhaust pipes from manifolds. Slide exhaust pipe rearward. Disconnect front drive shaft from differential.
Remove flywheel cover. Remove starter motor. Remove idler arm-to-frame bolts. Remove differential housing mounting bolts from bracket (right side) and frame (left side).
Move differential housing forward. Remove front engine mount through-bolts. Raise and support engine. Remove oil pan bolts, oil pan and gasket