REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1Front
- Disconnect the negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable. Drain the cooling system into a container. Relieve the fuel system pressure if fuel injected.
- If the A/C compressor must be positioned out of the way, and the compressor lines have to be removed to accomplish this, then discharge the air conditioning system into a recovery/recycling machine.
When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze, and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
- Remove the air inlet tube and the cooling fan and shroud. Remove the upper radiator hose.
- Disconnect the fuel lines. Remove the wiper module and support bracket.
- If necessary, disconnect the air conditioning compressor outlet hose at the compressor and remove the bolt retaining the hose assembly to the right coil bracket.
- Mark and tag the throttle cables, including the accelerator and cruise control cable.
- Disconnect the heater outlet hose.
- Disconnect the heater outlet hose to the right cylinder head and position aside.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the engine mount through-bolts.
- Disconnect the exhaust pipes from the manifolds. Lower the exhaust and hang the pipes with wire from the crossmember.
- Position a jack and a block of wood under the oil pan, rearward of the oil drain hole. Raise the engine approximately 4 in. (10cm).
- Install a block of wood under the oil pan and lower the engine onto the wood block. Remove the 3 retaining bolts each from the right and left engine mounts and remove the mounts.
- Position the mounts on the engine block, install the 3 retaining bolts and tighten to 45-60 ft. lbs. (60-81 Nm). Raise the engine and remove the wood block.
- Lower the engine onto the mounts.
- Install the engine mount through-bolts and tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
- Cut the wire securing the exhaust, and position the exhaust manifolds. Install a new gasket between the sections. Tighten the nuts to 20-30 ft. lbs. (27-41 Nm). Make sure the exhaust system clears the No. 3 crossmember; adjust as necessary.
- Position the heater outlet hose. Install the upper stud and tighten the upper stud and lower bolt to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). Install the ground strap onto the stud and tighten the nut to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). Connect the heater outlet hose.
- Connect and if necessary, adjust the throttle cables, including the accelerator and cruise cable.
- Connect the air conditioning compressor outlet hose to the compressor and install the bolt retaining the hose assembly to the right coil bracket.
- Install the upper radiator hose and connect the fuel lines. Install the wiper module and retaining bracket.
- Install the cooling fan and shroud. Install the air inlet tube.
- Fill the cooling system. Connect the battery cables, start the engine and check for leaks. Consult a professional who can evacuate and charge the air conditioning system.
See Figures 2 and 3
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Support the transmission with a jack and wood block. Remove the nuts attaching the rear mount to the crossmember.
- Remove the bolts attaching the mount to the transmission.
- Raise the transmission with the jack and remove the mount.
- Position the mount on the transmission. Install the 2 retaining bolts and tighten to 50-70 ft. lbs. (68-95 Nm).
- Lower the transmission. Install the rear mount-to-crossmember retaining nuts and tighten to 35-50 ft. lbs. (48-68 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.