Thanks for the tip, Snyder! When I replaced my blower, I used a Porta Power hydraulic tool to force the engine forward. That's definitely not the recommended way to do it! The tool you found would have been much better and less dangerous to use. Good find!Snyder81 said:I'm happy to report that I purchased the Thexton GM Engine moving tool for ~$38 shipped from http://www.everhartsales.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=22456 and it worked great. The whole repair only took about 90 minutes and now I finally have AC and heat in my car again(My wife thanks you!). Spend the $38 on this tool - it's a HUGE timesaver and will make the job easy the first time.
Edit: The tool instructions say to use the special attachment for 96 and newer GM vehicles. I have a 96 Concours/Deville and the special attachment did not fit my dogbone mounts, so I just used the regular tool and it worked great.
I just disasembled the old motor and pulled it out in sections. The newer motor was a little tough to get in you have to cut the case and it looks like hell when your finished the whole case starts to crack and duck tape hold it back togetherANYONE KNOW THE EASIEST WAY OF REPLACING THIS?:hmm:
I did the same thing on my 98 Deville. Didn't cut anything though. Just remove the fan from the base then asemble them after put them into it. I asked my wife to help me because her hand is smaller but she'd rather watch TV so I did all myself.I just disasembled the old motor and pulled it out in sections. The newer motor was a little tough to get in you have to cut the case and it looks like hell when your finished the whole case starts to crack and duck tape hold it back together