Engine removal

Tiny
GILLYMAN3000
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  • 2014 CHEVROLET TRAX
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I'm about to pull this engine out, was wondering if easier from the top or bottom of vehicle? Is there a printed step by step procedure to doing the engine removal?
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Friday, February 7th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

It comes out through the bottom. Here are the directions, step by step, explaining how to remove and replace the engine. The attached pics correlate with the directions.

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2014 Chevy Truck Trax AWD (CANADA) L4-1.4L Turbo
Engine Replacement
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Engine Replacement
ENGINE REPLACEMENT
Engine Replacement

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the battery and battery tray. Refer to Battery Tray Replacement See: Battery Tray > Removal and Replacement > Battery Tray Replacement.

2. Relieve the fuel system pressure. Refer to Fuel Pressure Relief See: Fuel Pressure Release > Procedures > Fuel Pressure Relief.

3. Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging (R-134a) See: Heating and Air Conditioning > Procedures > Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging (R-134a).

4. Remove the front tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation See: Wheels and Tires > Removal and Replacement > Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

5. Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement (Chevrolet) Front Bumper Fascia Replacement (Buick).

6. Drain the cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling See: Cooling System > Procedures > Cooling System Draining and Filling.

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7. Remove the lower intermediate steering shaft bolt (2) and slide the shaft away from steering column. Refer to Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (NJ1) See: Steering Shaft > Removal and Replacement > Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (Non-Variable Ratio, Electric)Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (N40) See: Steering Shaft > Removal and Replacement > Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (Non-Variable Ratio).

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8. Remove the air cleaner assembly (1). Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement See: Air Cleaner Housing > Removal and Replacement > Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement.

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9. Remove the junction block cover (1).

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10. Remove the positive battery cable nut (1) from the junction block.

11. Remove the positive battery cable (2) from the junction block.

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12. Remove the positive cable nut (1) and battery positive cable from the battery positive cable junction block.

13. Disconnect the body wiring master harness connector (2) from the battery positive cable junction block.

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14. Remove the junction block nut (1).

15. Remove the junction block bolts (2).

16. Disconnect the wiring harness from the junction block base.

17. Remove the junction block (3) from the base.

18. Disconnect the wiring harness plug from the front compartment fuse block.

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19. Reposition the wiring harness (1) on top of the engine.

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20. Remove the ground nuts (1) and reposition the wiring harness (2) aside.

21. Disconnect the power vacuum brake booster vacuum sensor electrical connector, if equipped.

22. Disconnect the heater inlet hose from the heater core. Refer to Heater Inlet Hose Replacement (LUJ, LUV) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Inlet Hose ReplacementHeater Inlet Hose Replacement (2H0) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Inlet Hose Replacement.

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23. Disconnect the heater outlet hose (1) from the heater core. Refer to Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (2H0) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (Front)Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (LUJ, LUV) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (Front)Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (LUJ, LUV Rear) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (Rear).

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24. If equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the transmission range selector lever cable terminal (1) from the transmission manual shift lever pin.

25. Remove the transmission range selector lever cable (2) from the cable bracket.

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26. If equipped with manual transmission, disconnect the shift lever and selector lever cable end (1) from the transmission shift lever and selector lever.

27. Pull the cable retainers (2) to release the shift lever and selector lever cable from the shift lever and selector lever cable bracket.

28. Disconnect the shift lever and selector lever cable from the shift lever and selector lever cable bracket.

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29. Remove the radiator surge tank (2) and position aside. Refer to Radiator Surge Tank Replacement (LUV, 2H0, LUJ) See: Coolant Reservoir > Removal and Replacement > Radiator Surge Tank Replacement.

30. Disconnect the fan connector.

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31. Remove air conditioning compressor and condenser hose nut (1).

32. Remove air conditioning compressor and condenser hose (2) from refrigerant hose.

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33. Disconnect the fuel feed pipe. Refer to Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service See: Coolant Line/Hose > Procedures > Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service.

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34. Disconnect the evaporative emission pipe (1). Refer to Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service See: Coolant Line/Hose > Procedures > Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service.

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35. Remove the wheel drive shafts. Refer to Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Left Side See: Axle Shaft Assembly > Removal and Replacement > Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Left Side and Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Right Side See: Axle Shaft Assembly > Removal and Replacement > Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Right Side.

36. Remove the front exhaust pipe. Refer to Exhaust Front Pipe Replacement (LUV) See: Heat Shield, Exhaust > Removal and Replacement > Exhaust Front Pipe ReplacementExhaust Front Pipe Replacement See: Heat Shield, Exhaust > Removal and Replacement > Exhaust Front Pipe Replacement.

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37. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the lower transmission nut (1) and the lower transmission bolts (2, 3, 4).

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38. If equipped with manual transmission, remove the lower transmission bolt (3) and nut (4).

39. Remove the lower transmission bolts (1, 2).

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40. Remove the frame front bolts (1).

41. Position the lift table under the powertrain and support with blocks of wood.

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42. Remove the upper frame suspension retaining bolts (1) on both sides.

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43. Remove the right side engine mount (1). Refer to Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side See: Engine Mount > Removal and Replacement > Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side.

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44. Remove and DISCARD the transmission mount bolts (1) - left side. Refer to Transmission Mount Replacement - Left Side See: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle > Removal and Replacement > Transmission Mount Replacement - Left Side.

45. Disconnect any additional electrical connections as necessary.

46. Raise the vehicle until the powertrain is clear for removal.

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47. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the starter. Refer to Starter Replacement (LUV) See: Starter Motor > Removal and Replacement > Starter ReplacementStarter Replacement (2H0) See: Starter Motor > Removal and Replacement > Starter Replacement.

48. Mark the relationship of the flex plate to the torque converter for reassembly.

49. Remove and DISCARD the flex plate to torque converter bolts (1).

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50. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the upper transmission to engine bolts (1) and separate the engine and transmission.

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51. If equipped with manual transmission, remove the upper transmission to engine bolts (1). And separate the engine and transmission.

52. Disconnect any electrical connectors as needed.

53. Transfer parts as necessary.

Installation Procedure

1. Install the transmission to the engine.

Pic 26
Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution See: Vehicle > Technician Safety Information > Fastener Caution.

2. If equipped with a manual transmission, install the upper transmission to engine bolts (1) to 60 Nm(44 lb ft).

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3. If equipped with automatic transmission, install the upper transmission to engine bolts (1) and tighten to 60 Nm (44 lb ft).

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4. If equipped with an automatic transmission, install the torque converter to flex plate bolts (1) and tighten to 60 Nm (44 lb ft).

5. Install the starter. Refer to Starter Replacement (LUV) See: Starter Motor > Removal and Replacement > Starter ReplacementStarter Replacement (2H0) See: Starter Motor > Removal and Replacement > Starter Replacement.

6. Position the powertrain under the vehicle and slowly lower the body onto the powertrain.

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Caution: Refer to Torque-to-Yield Fastener Caution See: Timing Components > Technician Safety Information > Torque-to-Yield Fastener Caution.

7. Install the NEW left transmission mount to transmission bolts (1) and tighten to 50 Nm (37 lb ft) plus 70 degrees.

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8. Install the right side engine mount (1). Refer to Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side See: Engine Mount > Removal and Replacement > Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side.

9. Connect all previously disconnected electrical connections.

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10. Install the frame (3) rear bolts (2) and front bolts (1) and tighten a little bit.

11. Install the frame (3) rear bolts (2) and tighten to 135 Nm (100 lb ft).

12. Install the frame (3) front bolts (1) and tighten to 58 Nm (43 lb ft).

Pic 32

13. Install the upper frame suspension retaining bolts (1) on both sides and tighten to 135 Nm (100 lb ft).

14. Remove the lift table.

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15. If equipped with manual transmission, install the lower transmission bolts (1) and tighten to 60 Nm (44 lb ft).

16. Install the lower transmission bolts (2) and tighten 40 Nm (30 lb ft).

17. Install the lower transmission bolt (3) and nut (4) and tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb ft).

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18. If equipped with an automatic transmission, install the lower transmission bolts (2, 4) and tighten to 60 Nm (44 lb ft).

19. Install the lower transmission bolts (3) and the lower transmission nut (1) and tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb ft).

20. Install the front exhaust pipe. Refer to Exhaust Front Pipe Replacement (LUV) See: Heat Shield, Exhaust > Removal and Replacement > Exhaust Front Pipe ReplacementExhaust Front Pipe Replacement See: Heat Shield, Exhaust > Removal and Replacement > Exhaust Front Pipe Replacement.

Pic 35

21. Install the wheel drive shafts. Refer to Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Left Side See: Axle Shaft Assembly > Removal and Replacement > Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Left Side and Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Right Side See: Axle Shaft Assembly > Removal and Replacement > Front Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Right Side.

Pic 36

22. Connect the evaporative emission pipe (1). Refer to Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service See: Coolant Line/Hose > Procedures > Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service.

23. Connect the fuel feed pipe. Refer to Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service See: Coolant Line/Hose > Procedures > Plastic Collar Quick Connect Fitting Service.

Pic 37

24. Install air conditioning compressor and condenser hose to the refrigerant hose.

25. Install air conditioning compressor and condenser hose nut (1) tighten nut to 22 Nm (16 lb ft).

Pic 38

26. Install the radiator surge tank (2). Refer to Radiator Surge Tank Replacement (LUV, 2H0, LUJ) See: Coolant Reservoir > Removal and Replacement > Radiator Surge Tank Replacement.

27. Connect the fan connector.

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28. If equipped with manual transmission, Connect the shift lever and selector lever cable end (1) to the transmission shift lever and selector lever.

29. Connect the shift lever and selector lever cable to the shift lever and selector lever cable bracket.

30. Install the cable retainers (2) to the shift lever and selector lever cable bracket.

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31. If equipped with automatic transmission, install the transmission range selector lever cable (2) to the cable bracket.

32. Connect the transmission range selector lever cable terminal (1) to the transmission manual shift lever pin.

33. Adjust the automatic transmission range selector lever cable. Refer to Range Selector Lever Cable Adjustment See: Shift Cable, A/T > Adjustments > Range Selector Lever Cable Adjustment.

34. Connect the heater inlet hose from the heater core. Refer to Heater Inlet Hose Replacement (LUJ, LUV) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Inlet Hose ReplacementHeater Inlet Hose Replacement (2H0) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Inlet Hose Replacement.

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35. Connect the heater outlet hose (2) from the heater core. Refer to Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (2H0) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (Front)Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (LUJ, LUV) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (Front)Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (LUJ, LUV Rear) See: Heater Hose > Removal and Replacement > Heater Outlet Hose Replacement (Rear).

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36. Install the ground nuts (1) and wiring harness (2).

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37. Clip in the wiring harness plugs (1).

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38. Install the junction block to the base (3).

39. Install the junction block bolts (2) and tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb in).

40. Install the junction block nut (1) and tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb in).

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41. Install the battery positive cable to the battery positive cable junction block and tighten nut (1) to 5 Nm (44 lb in).

42. Connect the body wiring master harness connector (2), to the battery positive cable junction block.

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43. Position the positive battery cable (2) to the junction block.

44. Install the positive battery cable nut (1) and tighten to 7 Nm (62 lb in).

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45. Install the junction block cover (1).

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46. Install the air cleaner assembly (1). Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement See: Air Cleaner Housing > Removal and Replacement > Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement.

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47. Install the lower intermediate steering shaft bolt (1). Refer to Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (NJ1) See: Steering Shaft > Removal and Replacement > Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (Non-Variable Ratio, Electric)Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (N40) See: Steering Shaft > Removal and Replacement > Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement (Non-Variable Ratio).

48. Install the battery and battery tray. Refer Battery Tray Replacement See: Battery Tray > Removal and Replacement > Battery Tray Replacement.

49. Install the front tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation See: Wheels and Tires > Removal and Replacement > Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

50. Install the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement (Chevrolet) Front Bumper Fascia Replacement (Buick).

51. Evacuate and charge the refrigerant system. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging (R-134a) See: Heating and Air Conditioning > Procedures > Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging (R-134a).

52. Fill the cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling See: Cooling System > Procedures > Cooling System Draining and Filling.

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Let me know if this helps.

Joe
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Friday, February 7th, 2020 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
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Wow! Thank you so much!
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Friday, February 7th, 2020 AT 1:42 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. I hope it helps. If you run into trouble, let me know.

Take care,
Joe
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Friday, February 7th, 2020 AT 3:00 PM
Tiny
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Again thank you, it has been going well with the engine removal. I have run into trouble trying to remove the rear drive shaft, it doesn't seem to want to separate from the transmission. Any suggestions?
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Saturday, February 8th, 2020 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
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Got it! Just had to be a little more aggressive.
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Saturday, February 8th, 2020 AT 3:46 PM
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LOL. I'm glad you got it. Sorry I didn't see this until now. Let me know if you have questions.

Take care,
Joe
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