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1badmotorfinger

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Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« on: April 26, 2019, 05:44:00 AM »

I mentioned this in the April thread but wanted to post here for visibility. Iím replacing my stock 1.3 with a rebuilt one from ZOR. I've pulled motors and replaced them in other vehicles but not in my Samurai. Referencing the FSM engine removal section (3-6), it seems detailed and straightforward enough. That said though, I'm sure that folks who have done this before potentially possess some tips, tricks, advice or perhaps even know of some gotchas to look out for. I'm also curious from those who have knowledge of this, which replacement or spare parts are needed or recommended.

Just trying to get things sorted as to help eliminate any, or as many "surprises" as I can when it comes time to swap it out. Thanks in advance!!
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 11:40:25 AM »

While I haven't pulled an engine in a Samurai before I would think it would be much easier if you remove the front grill/clip section and r and r the engine and trans as a unit. Seems it would be easier to get clutch and all lined up and stab the trans this way as well as less time on your back underneath.

Also, I'd take the opportunity to do any clean up and detail work in the engine bay while it's all out but I'm sure you've also considered this too.

I'm gonna say hope MY checks in on this as I'll bet he's done a couple.  :-)))  bowdown  bowdown
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 10:47:50 PM »

When I replaced my engine I removed the complete front clip/sheet metal as a unit. Made working on it easy. Scratched the paint putting it back on myself as I was in a hurry to get it done for ZP09. Battle wounds lol
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 08:47:17 AM »

The samurai engine pull is pretty straight forward.  Much easier than most  vehicles .   Ive not ever pulled the front clip to do it, just the radiator.

You DO need to support the transmission with something before separating.
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 05:33:05 PM »

Thanks everyone for the replies and wisdom. Every little bit helps with the goal being to work smarter and not harder.
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 07:03:44 PM »

That's why I removed the front clip. I pulled the engine/tranny as a unit. And I wasn't bent over a fender wrenching on crap.
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 03:16:17 PM »

I removed mine like Phloop said ,tranny on. Pretty sure I didn't take any of any of the grill off, just removed the rad.  Pulled the engine forward as far as I could get it, then tilted the front of the engine up..  Was pretty easy. Then installed the 1.6 with tranny .
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 07:08:43 AM »

Thanks Reznek!
Anyone else have anything to share or insight from doing this?
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 11:13:20 AM »

Donít unscrew the 5th gear and reverse sensors in the tranny, they have plugs farther up on the firewall. My buddy has his reverse lights come on in 5 th gear
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Re: Engine pull tips tricks gotchas
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 11:13:41 AM »

Donít forget the dust shield on the tranny
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