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I'm planning on doing it in my garage with a engine hoist. Out the top, engine only. I'll leave the tranny and torque convertor in the car. Anyone do it this way? What problems did you have?
 

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Just curious on how you went, is it possible to remove just the motor?
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It's actually pretty easy to pull just the 1.4l motor and leave the trans in place. I just did it. There is one 18mm gearbox housing bolt, on the front of the motor at the radiator, that requires you to remove the front engine mount to get access to (which is attached to the auto trans). You need an 18mm wrench (you can not use a socket) I have 6k worth of tools and no 18mm wrench. Who owns an 18mm wrench? I cheated carefully with a 19mm and got away with it (only because this motor has been out before by the last guy. You have to also remove the front engine mount - at the water pump area. To be able to slide the motor out of the torque converter. Make sure you take the three 18mm bolts out of the flexplate/ torque converter through the starter motor hole. Have fun - there is plenty of room.
 
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