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Engine is seperated from trans. but hitting front diff.. Is there a secret to removal

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Drop the oil pan and let it hang on the diff

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no engine stated? size, cylinder count?
this is covered in the FSM, book
the factory service manual.
id bet pulling the engine is more easy. (for sure the 4L)
id did this, one time by jacking up the engine, mounts pulled.
(on a bet) and removed pan. 4.0L inline 6 .
to get pan free , had to pull the pump blindly! (hard trick)

now the book the WK jeep (05 up)
its all here. for free, (I have the pay for links too, ask)

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service

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YES YOU MUST SEPERATE TO GET TO FLYWHEEL
THER IS TWO DOWEL PIN ONE PER SIDE TOWADS THE TOP OF THE TRANSMISION
PART OF ENGINE BLOCK THEY OFTEN BIT AND HOLD ON GOOD IF YOU ARE SURE THAT
ALL THE BOLTS OF THE TRANSMISION ARE UNDONE YOU SHOULD PUT THE ENGINE MOUNT BOLT BACK IN PUT JACK UNDER FRONT OF ENGINE HARMONIQUE PULLEY TO
STABILIZED MOTOR THEN WITH SECOND JACK AT REAR OF TRANSMISION JACK UP TO
START THE RELEASE THEN LOWER BACK DOWN TO RELASE TOP OF TRANSMISION
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