The engine seized, replacing engine?

Tiny
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  • 2011 DODGE RAM
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So, I'm trying to remove my engine I have the front clip to make it easy and all bell housing bolts off starter is off and everything disconnected but I cannot get it to separate any ideas? The engine is seized so I can't spin it. Can I just raise it until it splits? I'm trying get it out of the car first then I can worry about getting the torque converter off thanks in advance.
Saturday, February 17th, 2024 AT 6:14 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

There are two bolts that connect the engine oil pan to the transmission bell housing. They are installed in the opposite direction as the bell housing bolts. Did you remove them?

Let me know.

Joe

See pic below. Note, there are two of these bolts. The pic shows one side only.
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Saturday, February 17th, 2024 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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See attached pics but yes those are out.
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Saturday, February 17th, 2024 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Is the engine moving at all? In other words, when you try lifting it, is it clear there are no more mounts holding it in place? Do me a favor. I attached the removal procedures below. Read through them and see if there is anything you may have missed. Make sure the upper bell housing bolts are removed as well. Keep in mind, the engine will need to pull forward a good bit because the torque converter is still mounted to the flex plate. You need to clear the pump and input shaft.

Let me know.

Joe

See pics below.
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Saturday, February 17th, 2024 AT 7:58 PM

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