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Im removing the engine in a 2001 lincoln ls 3.9 v8.I've removed raideator and all exposing this massive engine.It looks as if the motor should drop down & pull out. Instead of up & over. Q- How do I lower the front end & Is it best to take transmishion2?


the service info saya to

the service info saya to remove with trans. connected, here's the info.

Removal

Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
Remove the air cleaner inlet.
CAUTION: The coolant drain procedure must be followed exactly or damage to the engine may occur. Drain the engine coolant.

Remove the upper radiator sight shield.

Remove the two upper radiator support brackets.
Discharge the A/C system.

Disconnect the A/C pressure switch electrical connector.

Release the power steering return line from the pressure line clip.

Remove the power steering pump reservoir and secure the reservoir to the engine.
Disconnect the fuel line.

Remove the vapor management valve (VMV) cover.

CAUTION: To disconnect the fitting, squeeze the tabs and pull straight out or damage to the fitting may occur. Disconnect the VMV.
Canister purge hose.
Vacuum hose.

Disconnect the main vacuum supply hose.
Remove the cowl vent screens.

Unclip the hose and position aside.

Remove the bracket.
Remove the seven bolts and one nut.
Remove the windshield washer hose.
Remove the bracket.

Disconnect the degas bottle.

Disconnect the accelerator cable and the speed control cable.

Disconnect the ground strap.

Remove the fresh air filter.

Remove the fresh air filter housing.

NOTE: The connectors are located on the backside of the RH strut tower. Disconnect the powertrain bulkhead electrical connectors.

Remove the fresh air filter panel.
Remove the pin-type retainer.
Remove the nuts.
Remove the panel.

Disconnect the connectors.

NOTE: Mark the position of the heater hoses for correct installation. Disconnect the heater hoses from the water control valve.

Remove the hydraulic cooling fan reservoir and secure the reservoir to the engine.

Disconnect the water valve electrical connector, unclip from the radiator support and position the harness aside.
Remove the front wheels and tires.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Position the LH and the RH inner splash shields aside.
Remove the pin-type retainers.
Position the shields aside.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Disconnect the LH and the RH anti-lock brake sensor electrical connectors.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Unclip the LH and the RH anti-lock brake harness from the brake hoses.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Remove the LH and the RH brake calipers and position the calipers aside.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Remove the LH and the RH sway bar lower nuts.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. NOTE: Hold external hex when removing the ball joint nuts to prevent damage to the ball joints. Remove the LH and the RH nuts and separate the ball joints from the spindles.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Remove the LH and the RH lower strut mount bolts.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Remove the LH and the RH splash shields.

Remove the center splash shield.

Remove the nut and disconnect the A/C high pressure line.

Disconnect the low pressure A/C line.
Remove the driveshaft.
Steps 41 - 84

Disconnect the shift cable from the shifter.

Unclip the shift cable from the bracket.

Remove the shift cable bracket.

Release the power steering lines from the LH frame rail.

Disconnect the rack and pinion steering unit electrical connectors.

Remove the steering shaft bolt.

Disconnect the steering coupling.
Remove the bolt.
Disconnect the coupling.

Remove the starter motor ground cable.

Remove the cover.

Disconnect the starter motor electrical connectors.

Disconnect the generator electrical connector.

Remove the six lower transmission to engine bolts.

Remove the cover.

NOTE: Make an identifying mark on the nut, stud, and adapter plate to allow for correct installation. Remove the eight torque converter nuts.

Remove the inner air deflector.

Remove the engine block heater plug, if equipped.
Support the rear of the vehicle with suitable safety stands.
Support the engine, transmission, front and center crossmembers, and the cooling system with a powertrain lift and a transmission support bracket.

Remove the transmission crossmember bolts.

Remove the four front and the four center crossmember bolts.
Carefully lower the entire assembly from the vehicle.

Disconnect the block heater, if equipped.

Disconnect the A/C manifold and tube.

Disconnect the power steering pump and hydraulic cooling fan pump return hoses.

Remove the bracket.

Remove the lower radiator hose.

Disconnect the radiator hoses.

Disconnect the knock sensor (KS) electrical connector.

Disconnect the heater hose.

Remove the transmission cooler line bracket.

Disconnect the transmission cooler lines.

Disconnect the power steering pressure line.

Remove the power steering line bracket.

Install the special tool.

Install the special tool.

Remove the hydraulic fan pump bracket.
Remove the bolt.
Remove the bracket.

Disconnect the hydraulic fan pump line.

Using the special tool and an engine crane, support the engine and transmission in the front sub-frame.

NOTE: LH shown; RH similar. Remove the LH and the RH upper engine mount nuts.

Using the special tool and an engine crane, move the engine and transmission from the sub-frame to rest on the floor or on a bench.

Remove the nuts and position the wiring harness aside.

Remove the bolts and separate the engine from the transmission.

Mount the engine on an engine stand.
Remove the engine lifting equipment.

WOW See I knew there was an

WOW See I knew there was an easy way to do this LOL Thanks for the quick responce. A lotta help

i'll be in my shop for

i'll be in my shop for awhile, so if you run into some thing let me know, mws919


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