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Dharn55

How High do you have to raise car to remove engine?

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I am thinking about dropping my engine and transmission due to an oil/coolant intermix. This would be done either in the garage or in the driveway (as I have a very low ceiling in the garage). Does anyone know how high the car would have to be raised to remove the engine. I would have to do it on jackstands as I have no lift. I also need enough clearance for a rolling jack. So how tall is the engine with intake, etc. I could also remove the intake to get the clearance.

Any help/experience would be appreciated.

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I have the same question. Will removal of the rear bumper significantly aid the process?

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You have to remove the rear bumper to get off some shields, etc., it only takes 15 minutes or so. Still lookig for the answer on height/clearance.

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I'm not sure of the measurements but pretty high.

Of course you must consider the min height of the jacks.

I guess you could prop up the engine, disconnect everything, and then

jack the car up off the engine. That might be safer.

Here's a pic in another thread. Maybe you could email this guy.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...c=20277&hl=

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I'm not sure of the measurements but pretty high.

Of course you must consider the min height of the jacks.

I guess you could prop up the engine, disconnect everything, and then

jack the car up off the engine. That might be safer.

Here's a pic in another thread. Maybe you could email this guy.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...c=20277&hl=

Thanks, the pics you referenced in the other thread help quite a bit. Onward we go!

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So I dropped the engine. The photos show the rear height, and front and rear jack stand heights I needed to roll the engine out the back of the car using a combination of a Sears Craftsman ATV jack to support the engine and a cheap "jack in a box" type jack to support the transmission. The ATV jack has a minimum height of about 3-3/4", and there was probably 1/2" to spare between the sheet metal and the throttle body as the engine came out:

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