How do you remove heads does engine need to come out and if so how do you get it out
Hi: It depends on weather you have a 6 cylinder or a V-8 and on a Econline Van You will have limited Space to Pull the Heads. So I do Recommend you Pull the Engine.Start at your Battery Disconnect it , I'm Assuming you Have Rear Wheel Drive- Remove your Drive Shaft, You Need to Remove You Exhaust Manifolds,Disconnect All and Any Wires running to Coil,Sensors,And Mark Them on the wire and where it connected to with say Masking Tape With a Mark From Different Colored Markers.This Way You Get every Thing Back right when you Reinstall your Enging.OK now we Still got More To Disconnect >Remove your Speedometer cable At your Transmission.While Down There Disconnect your Cross Over Transmission Mount Bolts, And Start Discounting your Transmission Bell Housing Bolts,(This is a Dome Looking Housing the Bolts your Transmission to your EngineAnd since your still under the Vehicle you'll need to Disscount the Motor Mount 1-Per Side of your Engine.Should Be 1 Long Bolt on Each Side that you'll need to Take The Nuts Off and Remove the Bolts.(Might Have to Jack the engine up just a Fraction if there Stubborn ,To release the Weight of your Engine on The Motor Mount Bolts. Were not Done yet> Ok now if you Have Cruise Control you'll need to Remove the Cables and Vacum Line.Mark Them Also.Also Remove your Radiator Hoses top and Bottom ,You'll Need a Lagre Pan Here to Catch the Fluid that comes out.Now Disconnect any Linkage going to the the Throttle Body Looks like a Carberator.And Remove and Mark ALL the Vacum Lines ThatRun to Anything that not Connected to Your Enging.If you Have Vacum Lines That Just run from Something On your Engine to Anything Else on Your Engine You Won't Need To Disconnect Them Same With Any Wiring As Long they don't Run to a Different Componet off The Engine Just Leave Them Connected.OK Now Don't Forget to Remove Your Heater Hoses Also,I would Take them off at the Engine and Not at The Firewall.Now on the Bottom of your Radiator you;ll need to Remove the Metal Lines Attached to the Raditor From Your Transmission(IF ITS A AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSON) Ok Now back down to the Transmission you'll need to Remove All The Linkage for Your Gear SelectorThey Will be on the Drivers side of Trans Missin.Now Look Very Carefully at any Remaining Wires Like to your Alternator , A/C Compressor,From The Firewall to See that you Have Indeed have Disconnected ANY and ALL Wires and Hoses Vacum and Cooling System Like The Heater Hoses. NOW With a Transmission Jack Reassuring that theres nothing else Connected to you Transmission You'll Need to Make Sure ALL Bell Housing and Torque Convetor Bolts have Been Removed Jiggle the Transmission back and Forth while on The Tranny Jack and Pulling it Back Wards away from your Engine Clear It Completly from Your Engine.(MIGHT WANT TO USE A DRIP PAN A LARGER PAN ,you can get at your Auto Parts Store. To Catch The Transmissin Fluid You'll Lose.On Econoline Vans The Engine Hoist will Go inside your Vehicle From Your Side Door On Your Van.You'll Probally Have To Remove at Least your Front Passenger Seat to Give Clearance for Your Engine To Come Out. Assuming you Have Everything Disconneted ,Take A Chain Lossen Two Bolts across From Each Other Run them (2) Bolts Through a chain not Very Long But Long Enough to Get the Engine Lift Connected To the Chain Besure when you Put Back the 2 Bolts that the Chain Is Connected to, Your have to Make Sure You Have Several Threads Caught when Tightening the Bolts Back in Your Intake or Where ever You Pulled the Bolts to Attach your Lift Chain To,In Some Cases Your Mioght Be Better Off Getting a Couple of Longer Bolts and a Flat Wasger on Both Bolts so Bolt Heads Don't Accidently Pull Through The Chain. Now DOUBLE CHECK all over your Engine and Under Neath To Make Sure Nothing Else is Connected To Your Engine, Its Time To Start Slowly Jacking Up The Engine Lift Slowly. If you seen To not be Lifting your Enging You Might Have Something Else You Over Looked Still Connected. If not Be Care and Remove Your Engine Slowly Up and Once You Clear the Opening of your Engine Cover You Can Start Manuveing your Engine Right Out The Side Door. Now you Can Easily Pull the Head or Heads. From he WYOCWBOY Please Give Me Feed Back By Voting On How well i've Helped You. Thanks Good Luck Come back to me the WYOCWBOY Anytime.
May 30, 2010 |
2004 Ford Econoline