: pull engine from the top in sections ?

08-24-05, 10:02 PM
Has anyone pulled the heads in the car to make room to pull the block from the top. Really dont want to drop power train the heads have to come off any way.( leaking head gasket). 1997 DeVille 125k sts96

08-24-05, 11:45 PM
Most of us are into seville's. The deville? Why pull the heads first? Won't it come out with the heads on? It comes out of the STS that way.

Personally, it's easier to drop the cradle.

08-25-05, 10:37 AM
My mechanic lifted the engine from the tranny out the top of my 99 STS to do my headgaskets..

08-25-05, 11:41 AM
It can be done that way but it was designed to come out the bottom. If you are doing it I recommend the cradle dropping method.