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    Re: 2003 Head Gasket Repair

    Either way would be fine. I did not want to work under the car so I just accessed them through the starter hole using one of these.

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    Do you remember what size wrench it was? I'm pulling from the top so I would have to take the torque converter/flywheel cover off anyways right?

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    Re: 2003 Head Gasket Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by sts 03 View Post
    Do you remember what size wrench it was? I'm pulling from the top so I would have to take the torque converter/flywheel cover off anyways right?
    Torque converter bolts are 18 MM. The cover doesn't have to come off if you aren't removing the bolts from below.

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    If I'm pulling the engine from the top does the torque converter cover have to come off?

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    Few more brackets and wires.I still have to undo the power steering pump lines but hopefully it should be ready to pull by Saturday.I've only been working on it 1-2 hours after work this week.typically how long does it usually take one person to pull engine from top and do I have to disconnect the o2 sensor connector after the cat to get the harness to move more? By the way I'm leaving the harness in the car.

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    Re: 2003 Head Gasket Repair

    Actually it is very rare for anyone to succeed in top removal so saying how long it takes is impossible to say.
    I've known of a lot of those trying that gave up and did it from the bottom after wasting a lot of time. Just wait until you put it back in and have to replace that wireing harness and hook it up to everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sts 03 View Post
    Few more brackets and wires.I still have to undo the power steering pump lines but hopefully it should be ready to pull by Saturday.I've only been working on it 1-2 hours after work this week.typically how long does it usually take one person to pull engine from top and do I have to disconnect the o2 sensor connector after the cat to get the harness to move more? By the way I'm leaving the harness in the car.

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    Actually the wiring harness stays in the car and many have taken the engine from the top.all I have do is unbolt the flywheel to torque converter Bolts and one more Bracket .I'm trying to figure out how to turn the flywheel while it's still in the car?

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    Re: 2003 Head Gasket Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by sts 03 View Post
    Actually the wiring harness stays in the car and many have taken the engine from the top.all I have do is unbolt the flywheel to torque converter Bolts and one more Bracket .I'm trying to figure out how to turn the flywheel while it's still in the car?
    Put a ratchet on the crank bolt to rotate the engine


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    Re: 2003 Head Gasket Repair

    I've known of many that swore they would take it from the top and everyone of them went to the bottom after wasting a good deal of time trying.
    It's probably not impossible but a huge waste of time and effort.
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    Actually the wiring harness stays in the car and many have taken the engine from the top.all I have do is unbolt the flywheel to torque converter Bolts and one more Bracket .I'm trying to figure out how to turn the flywheel while it's still in the car?

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    It's ready to pull but my forklift at work is out of propane.it's not all that bad there are some tight spots but I actually took the y pipe off with out lowering the subframe..

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    Its out, so the top is doable.

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    Re: 2003 Head Gasket Repair

    Bravo! Now tell us if you damaged anything ( hope not ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sts 03 View Post
    Its out, so the top is doable.

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    So far so good.

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    Re: 2003 Head Gasket Repair

    Looks good!

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    Thanks ,just wish I didn't have to do this at my work.it sucks having to work 10-11 hours a day then spend an hour or two after work at work doing this that's why it's taking me so long.

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