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    GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996

    Rotating the Engine

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    PROCEDURE



    1988-94 Vehicles
    1. For vehicles through 1994, rotate the engine, as follows:
      1. Place the transaxle in Neutral.
      2.  
      3. Remove the air cleaner assembly and coolant recovery bottle.
      4.  
      5. Unfasten the torque strut-to-engine bracket bolts and swing the torque struts aside.
      6.  
      7. Replace the passenger side torque strut-to-engine bracket bolt in the engine bracket.
      8.  
      9. Position a prybar in the bracket so that it contacts the bracket and the bolt.
      10.  
      11. Rotate the engine by pulling forward on the prybar.
      12.  
      13. Align the slave hole in the driver side torque strut to the engine bracket hole.
      14.  
      15. Retain the engine in this position using the torque strut-to-engine bracket bolt.
      16.  

    2.  
    3. For vehicles through 1994, proceed as follows to rotate the engine back to its original position:
      1. To bring the engine back into position, pull forward on the prybar to relieve the engine's weight. Then remove the driver side torque strut-to-engine bracket bolt from the torque strut slave hole and engine bracket.
      2.  
      3. Allow the engine to rotate back to its original position.
      4.  
      5. Remove the prybar.
      6.  
      7. Remove the passenger side torque strut-to-engine bracket bolt from the bracket.
      8.  
      9. Install the torque struts and strut-to-engine bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 51 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
      10.  
      11. Put the transaxle in park.
      12.  

    4.  

    1995-96 Vehicles
    1. For 1995-96 vehicles, rotate the engine, as follows:
      1. Place the transaxle in Neutral.
      2.  
      3. Remove the air cleaner assembly and coolant recovery bottle.
      4.  
      5. Unfasten the torque strut-to-engine bracket bolts and swing the torque struts aside.
      6.  
      7. Install engine tilter J 41131 or equivalent, then rotate the engine forward.
      8.  

    2.  
    3. For 1995-96 vehicles, proceed as follows to rotate the engine back to its original position:
      1. Rotate the engine backward, then remove J 41131.
      2.  
      3. Fasten the torque strut-to-engine bracket bolts.
      4.  
      5. Put the transaxle in park.
      6.  

    4.  

     
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