Anyone ever replace the right side (rear) exhaust manifold on a 2001 Impala? I just looked at the procedure from GM, and one of the steps says to "Rotate the engine to access the right side of the engine."
Exactly WHAT does that mean, and how is it accomplished? It says nothing about what to remove, how to do it, nothing. Is this a major operation that they just leave out because it would take 200 steps??
Any help/tips on how to do it would be appreciated.
On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:19:47 -0400, Jerry Napoliano wrote:
Check the FSM because it might be in a "Common Procedures" section. FWIW this reminds me of a 197x Lancia my brother in law owned. He broke a fan belt and when he went to replace it the book said it could be done two different ways.
1. Remove the engine. 2. Remove the body.
Note: It is generally easier to remove the body.
I wish I had kept a copy of that manual!!!
Hopefully the Impala is easier :) Charlie
If it's anything like earlier W-Bodies there are a couple engine mounts that you undo, put the tranny in neutral (I think) and just rotate the engine.
If it has the two torque struts at the top front:
At the radiator support, to the top of the engine, remove the bolts to those, there usually two extra bolt holes to hold the motor forward, in park, if you push the car backwards, the engine will move forward.
You put the bolts in the torque strut, in the rubber end in one end, then in the eyelet in the other end to hold the motor forward.
I hope this helps?
THE WORST CASE SENARIO IS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO REMOVE A MOTOR MOUNT, DISCONNECT THE DRIVELINE AND REMOVE IT, UNBOLT TRANSMISSION MOUNT BRACKET AND JACK UP THE ENGINE.