I had no choice;but to drop it out the bottom . Please respond if you have ever sucessfully (actually done it) lifted 4.6 motor out the top of a 1997-1999 deville! Before removing the first bolt: I spoke with countless caddy certified mechanics that have removed engines many times on flatrate(minutes saved is money in there pocket) And they all agreed that the only way to remove engine or transmission; is to remove entire craddle including steering gear,axles,ect. I beleive,and I may be wrong that the 2000-up models are differant . I looked at the manuals,looked at the car,but short of taking a cuting torch to cross-over pipe which runs under oil pan(I took only drop oil pan about 1" ) The worst part is the wiring, the absence of major connectors,is unexcusalbe. (if you've done it you know what I mean.) I still haven't found out where the 4' long two wire connector(blue and yellow ) that comes out of the main anti-lock brake harness, goes . thanks jim gzonie77 said:Just curious...did you pull it out the top or drop the cradle? Not sure from your posts.