Last one I did, I removed the top "dogbone" motor mount first. Then I
hooked a rope to the hook on the top front of the engine. I tied it to a
pole, and gently backed the car up until the motor was held in a forward
position. Then I had pretty easy access to the back plugs.
Ah, the nattering nabobs of negativism... :-)
If you'll re-read my post, you'll see the word "gently." I didn't damage a
single thing by doing it that way, because I didn't move the engine that
far. What I did was no different than what the repair manual suggested,
which was to use a block and tackle, or come-along, etc. I just didn't have
either of those things, and made a reasonable substitution.
I'll agree though, that there are a lot of people who could do serious
damage to several components by being careless and overdoing things.
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