Disconnect negative battery cable from remote jumper terminal located at right strut tower. Mark hood at hinges, and remove hood. Drain cooling system. Cover drive belts and/or pulleys to prevent contact with coolant. If coolant contacts belts and/or pulleys, flush both with clean water.
Open radiator drain located at lower right side of radiator. DO NOT use pliers to open radiator drain. Remove coolant pressure bottle cap and open air bleed valve located on water outlet connector at front of engine. See Fig. 2. Remove cylinder block drain plugs located below each exhaust manifold.
Remove wiper arms. Release fuel pressure. See FUEL PRESSURE RELEASE. Disconnect fuel lines. See FUEL LINE QUICK-CONNECT FITTING. Remove cowl covers and cowl support.
Remove air cleaner assembly. Remove upper radiator crossmember. Disconnect hood release cable from hood latch. Disconnect cooling fan assembly connector and remove cooling fan assembly.
Disconnect upper radiator hose at engine. Disconnect lower radiator hose at radiator. Disconnect transaxle cooler lines at radiator. Remove fasteners attaching A/C condenser to radiator. Remove transaxle cooler lines support bracket, and attaching screw at left side of radiator. Remove radiator.
Remove drive belts. Remove power steering pump bolts, and set pump aside. Generator can be removed with engine assembly. Disconnect A/C compressor electrical connector. Remove A/C compressor bolts, and set compressor aside.
Loosen, remove and discard "V" band clamps at exhaust manifolds. Disconnect throttle and speed control cables. Disconnect coolant hoses at coolant pressure bottle. Disconnect heater hoses. Disconnect all vacuum lines and electrical connectors. Disconnect all engine ground straps.
Raise and support vehicle. Drain engine oil. Remove fasteners supporting catalytic converter down pipes at front and rear mounts. Remove structural collar bolts from oil pan and transaxle. See Fig. 24. Remove structural collar. Mark flexplate-to-torque converter position, and remove torque converter bolts. Disconnect both transaxle cooler line brackets from engine.
Remove starter. Remove crankshaft position sensor. Remove 2 lower transaxle-to-block bolts. Lower vehicle. Remove screws attaching fuel line and electrical harness to throttle body bracket. Remove electrical harness bracket, transaxle shift cable bracket, and throttle body support bracket from transaxle.
CAUTION:Intake manifolds and valve covers are a composite design. Ensure intake manifolds and valve covers are not damaged when lifting engine from engine compartment.
Remove upper transaxle-to-engine block bolts. Remove right and left engine mount isolator-to-engine mount bracket fasteners. Remove camshaft position sensor from left cylinder head. Attach hoist to engine. Support transaxle with a floor jack. Hoist engine from engine compartment.
CAUTION:DO NOT fully tighten transaxle case-to-engine block bolts until all transaxle case-to-engine block bolts have been hand started, and mating surfaces of transaxle and engine block have been completely joined together.
NOTE:Replace motor mounts only if they are leaking.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 AT 1:59 AM