1997 Ford F-150 motor swap

  • 1997 FORD F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 190, 00 miles

is there any special precausions to take while swapping out a 4.6l motor on a ford f-150?

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 AT 3:42 PM

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Removal (Expedition, F150 & F250)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove hood. Drain cooling system. Remove radiator. Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Release fuel pressure and disconnect fuel lines. See FUEL PRESSURE RELEASE & FUEL LINE CONNECTIONS.
On Expedition, remove air conditioning condenser, EGR manifold tube and unclip mega fuse holders from junction block bracket. Disconnect starter relay cables.
On all models, remove upper intake manifold. See INTAKE MANIFOLD. Remove bulkhead connector cover. Disconnect necessary grounds and harness connectors. Disconnect necessary water and vacuum connections. Unbolt power steering bracket and position reservoir and bracket assembly aside. Remove ignition coils and brackets.
WARNING:The electrical power to air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. Air suspension switch is located behind right kick panel area. Failure to do so can result in inflation or deflation of air springs, which may cause vehicle to shift during these operations.

Raise and support vehicle. Remove starter. Remove A/C compressor. Remove transmission cooler line from block mounted clip. Remove transmission inspection cover, torque converter bolts and transmission-to engine bolts. Remove power steering retaining bolts and position power steering pump aside.
Disconnect dual converter "Y" pipe from exhaust manifolds and position aside. Remove right and left engine mount bolts. Lower vehicle and support transmission. Remove engine from vehicle.

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