1997 tarus engine removal.

Can you remove a 3.0L Vulcan engine on a 96 Taurus out the top without dropping the subframe?
To do so, you would have to disconnect the trannie and move the engine
over to the passenger side enough to separate the two? seems to be only a few inches of space on the front of the engine to do this. Any tips on doing this?
I have a engine lift, but no good way to drop the subframe out.
bob
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bob urz wrote:

yes
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Steve Austin wrote:

Do you need to take the crank pulley off? And it looks like ford does not have lifting hooks on the newer 3.0L?
bob
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bob urz wrote:

Take the pulley off the damper. Unplug the ecu and the other harness connector and pull the wiring with the motor. If doing a swap, make sure the harnesses are exactly the same or switch them.
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Steve Austin wrote:

That's the kind of info i am looking for. It looked to me taking the crank pulley off would buy another few inches of clearance to move the engine over to separate it from the trannie. If you do this, can you leave the half shafts on and all the trannie linkage and wiring? How far off the trannie case does the motor need to be to remove it? It also seems this vintage motor has no lifting hooks? One dude locally i talked to says he takes the intake plenums off to make the job easier. Is this necessary?
You made a comment out cutting the rear exhaust studs. Did you mean flush with the nut then remove the nuts? Can you get a impact on them with a long enough extension from below?
Thanks for the information.
bob
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bob urz wrote:

The worst part of the job is disconnecting the rear manifold pipe. I usually cut one of the studs with a cutoff wheel and the other with a torch.
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Why would anybody give a smart ass answer like this? Here is a fellow trying to fix his car, and you open your cakehole and tell him yes?
Try doing something constructive with your time.
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Scott wrote:

deal.
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news:4896b530$0$13869> Ever pull a motor, bonehead? Knowing if is comes outthe top is a major

All motors can be hoisted out the top if you remove the hood first. Putting a car on the rack and dropping it through the bottom is the worst possible way to remove a motor. What the f**k have you been practicing on? Hot Wheels?
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you'll have to remove the hood before you hoist it out

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