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Re: 4KQ trans R&R ?s HELP!

Hmmm... really you shouldn't need to drop the subframe. I did a trans on one of these once and I had
to take a socket wrench & feel around the back of the engine from the top to get most of the bolts &
get the bottom with a long extention. The engine does have a front support, so it's not required to
support it (it couldn't hurt though).

glen powell wrote:

> Chris, you bring that lap-top with you I hope?
> :)
> A few 4KQ trans R&R questions:
> 1) I've got the ol' 4KQ front up on jackstands - will this be high enough for clearance?
> 2) I've got the engine supported with a lift - is this required? Suggested? Don't care?
> 3) Trouble getting access to the engine/trans bolts on the R side - I have dropped the
>     front subframe down as far as possible with the tie-rods attached - do I need to drop the
>     tie-rods, remove the calipers and the top strut nuts and drop the whole schebang
>     right the H_ll outtahthere to get access to remove these bolts, the slave cyl, shift linkage,
>     diff-lock cable, etc????
> 4) Any other hints or suggestions?
> 5) Special brands of 'Liquid Mechanic'?
> Thanks!
> -glen