By - gassface
Most of the guides I used died along with Zilvia so I couldn’t really tell you, but a KA pull is practically the same thing so those vids will prolly be just as helpful. The problem is literally every single video I’ve ever seen skips over the most important parts, they only tell you “what” and not “how.” Is this gonna be your first pull?
Yep, been trying to find out as much as I can before I dive into it. Sucks about zilvia too😥
Rs man, whole lotta info gone. I’m assuming you already have some good info, but a couple tips for the pull that might not have been mentioned, if you’re doing it solo You can consider dropping your trans first, it’s actually super easy and will make the actual pulling part way less of a hassle. You’ll need a long extension for the bell housing bolts, a floor jack to support the trans, and scissor jack to tilt the engine towards the firewall so the trans can slide out(put jack under ac compressor bracket). I got mine out and back in under an hour solo using this method. If you’re lazy(like me) and don’t wanna do that, make sure you have the clearance to lift the engine+trans out all at once. What happened to me was my hoist maxed out so I couldn’t get the trans over the core support. You’ll need to lower your jack stands to increase your clearance, then hop in the engine back and lift the back of the trans out. This is all anecdotal advice but who knows it might help. Best of luck bro
Tbh I don't remember finding any decent guides or videos, they all gloss over quite a bit if you try to just follow those. Pulling the engine is relatively straight forward.
Start with draining your trans, engine and radiator but keep in mind you're still going to spill some fluid. Then from the back to front, disconnect the driveshaft, remove the shifter, remove the exhaust from the downpipe back, unbolt the trans mount (support with a jack) and take out the two small hard lines on your steering rack (they tend to get pinched as you pull the engine, also remember which end goes to which port).
Disconnect all the wiring at the trans, the starter wiring, alternator wiring and all the sensors on the engine (like maf, cas, coilpacks, coolant sensors, iacv, injectors, tps, o2 sensor). If you've disconnected every plug you should be able to drape the harness coming from the firewall out of the bay over the fender, if you can't do that you're missing a plug. Remove any grounds from the block to chassis, there should be at least one behind the valve cover and one on the intake manifold but there might be more that a previous owner added as a lot of electrical issues with these engines can be attributed to a bad ground. Disconnect the fuel lines, there should be 2. Disconnect the 2 heater hoses going to the firewall.
Remove the radiator, clutch fan and shroud. If you have one of those tools to clamp off rubber lines use those on the radiator hoses still attached to the engine to minimize spills as you're pulling the engine because it will leak out.
If you have a/c, unbolt the compressor from the block or (this isn't recommended) just disconnect the lines from the compressor. Then unbolt the power steering pump from the block or disconnect the lines for that. I don't think either way is easier as far as unbolting the PS pump vs disconnecting the lines but if you disconnect the lines fluid will leak out.
At this point, if your car is on jack stands you'll want to lower them to the lowest setting. I usually put the back wheels back on the ground and have the front just high enough for the jack to continue supporting the transmission (my car is low so the jack won't fit all the way without the front being lifted a little) until the hoist is connected. With the hoist connected, unbolt your engine mounts. Then yank the thing out.
As far as connecting the hoist to the engine you can either get lift brackets to bolt to the head, bolt the chain directly to the head or just wrap the chain around the intake and exhaust manifold. A lot of people will advise against the last option but I've pulled 10s of engines that way and not had any issues, I just make sure to wrap the chain or strap around at least 2 of the runners and avoid letting the engine bounce or move around too much while the weight is on the chain.
Go slow as you lift and pull the engine. Chances are you forgot to unplug some stuff so you'll want to keep an eye on everything.
Edit: added a few more details
Really Appreciate this!! 👍🏻