Just like the title says...I've removed engines and transmissions before but never on a RL. I was just wondering, for those of you that have done it before, what the easiest way to do it would be.
Jack car up high on stands. Place jack stands on pinch weld of forward end of rocker panel, rear wheels can stay on ground if you wish. Lift hood up beyond the support strut and support with broom stick or other suitable factory service tool. Support the engine with a rented or borrowed tool from the top. angle the engine holder down to the drivers side, up on the passenger side. Remove fuse box, lay to one side, undo upper drivers side mount off trans, disconnect q-d dont loose the hair pin clip and pay attention how it is installed so you can replace it correctly on re-assembly. Remove front wheels, and the under fascia plastic covers in wheel well and front fascia etc ; lock steer wheel, (VIP or you will screw up air bag clock spring bad things can happen) with strg wheel holder or tie strap, and disconnect pinch bolt to steering rack and tie rod ends leave knuckles on towers flca on cradle, tie calipers out of way to front springs. Then you need to loosen off cradle bolts, (4) drop down and out of the way. Remove air cleaner and all its hoses. undo trans mounts , and bolts, drop down and out. Replace csc as well as clutch if thats what you are doing. if you are super clever prebleed csc before you put trans back in...torque all bolts etc...any more than this you should get work shop manual pages from Maven or something. PITA 8 hours with a hoist 6 hours if you really know what you are doing... 2 days for a noob; start saturday am finish sunday...make sure you have all your parts ahead of time...get trans axle out put plastic plugs to save your trans fluid when you pull axles....
Last edited by qwikredline11; 01-08-2009 at 02:37 PM.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection .
Remove the cover from the underhood electrical center.
Release the forward lamp harness retainer from the ABS modulator bracket, or the proportioning valve bracket, to allow the underhood electrical center to be repositioned adequately.
Remove the underhood electrical center bracket from the vehicle and reposition the electrical center (1) to access the bracket . Refer to Underhood Electrical Center or Junction Block Bracket Replacement .
Release the wiring harness (2) retainers (1) above the brake booster, to allow the electrical center to be repositioned adequately.
Disconnect the hydraulic clutch hose (3) from the clutch actuator cylinder (2) and the clutch master cylinder (1).
Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture .
Secure the cooling module to the upper body structure.
Remove the upper transmission to mount bolts.
Disconnect the wiring harness retainer from the transmission stud.
Remove the upper transmission to engine stud and bolt.
Remove the frame. Refer to Frame Replacement .
Drain the transaxle. Refer to Transmission Fluid Replacement .
Disconnect the drive axle and intermediate shaft from the transmission and secure out of the way. Refer to Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement and Intermediate Drive Shaft Replacement .
Remove the starter. Refer to Starter Motor Replacement .
Disconnect the shift cables (2) from the transmission. Refer to Shift Control Cable Replacement .
Disconnect the backup lamp switch harness connector.
Lower the vehicle.
Use the engine support fixture rear hook to lower the powertrain enough to allow clearance between the side rail and powertrain.
Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle .
Use a transmission jack to secure the transmission, and remove the transmission to engine bolts.
Remove the transmission from the vehicle.
Remove the front transmission mount from the transmission. Refer to Transmission Front Mount Replacement .
Remove the rear transmission mount and bracket from the transmission. Refer to Transmission Rear Mount Replacement .
Install the rear transmission mount to the transmission. Refer to Transmission Rear Mount Replacement .
Install the front transmission mount to the transmission. Refer to Transmission Front Mount Replacement .
Use a transmission jack to position the transmission to the vehicle.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
Secure the transmission to the engine.
Tighten the bolts to 75 N·m (55 lb ft).
Connect the backup lamp switch harness connector.
Connect the shift cable to the transmission. Refer to Shift Control Cable Replacement .
Install the starter. Refer to Starter Motor Replacement .
Connect the drive axle and intermediate shaft to the transmission. Refer to Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement and Intermediate Drive Shaft Replacement .
Lower the vehicle.
Use the engine support fixture in order to raise the powertrain assembly.
Install the left transmission mount. Refer to Transmission Mount Replacement - Left Side .
Install the frame. Refer to Frame Replacement .
Remove the engine support fixture.
Install the top engine to transmission bolt.
Tighten the bolt to 75 N·m (55 lb ft).
Install the top engine to transmission stud.
Tighten the stud to 75 N·m (55 lb ft).
Connect the wiring harness retainer to the transmission stud.
Connect the hydraulic clutch hose to the clutch actuator cylinder.
Bleed the clutch hydraulic system. Refer to Hydraulic Clutch Bleeding .
Install the underhood electrical center bracket to the vehicle and install the electrical center (1) into position on the bracket . Refer to Underhood Electrical Center or Junction Block Bracket Replacement .
Secure the forward lamp harness retainer to the ABS modulator bracket, or the proportioning valve bracket .
Connect the electrical connector to the brake fluid level sensor, then press forward on the connector position assurance (CPA) tab of the connector to secure.
Install the cover to the underhood electrical center.
Release the cooling module from the upper body structure.
Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection .
Fill the transmission to the proper level. Refer to Transmission Fluid Replacement .
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