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I have a replacement motor for my son's 97 civic.What is easier,pulling the engine out by itself, or with the trans? And out the bottom or out the top?

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It easier pulling the whole assembly together and lifting the vehicle off of it. just unplug wire harness coolant hoses remove radiator and keep the a/c system closed by just taking condennsor and laying it out of the way over the right fender. dis conect the exaust and take the strut mount nuts off it is also easier if you remove the hood this way you have the room to move about and you wont dent or scratch it. disconnect the pressure hoses for your rack and pinion as well you should be able to then lift the car off of the assembly after you take out the (4) carriage bolts note.........make sure you disconnect the rack from mthe uni body and the steering knucke as well. now with the vehicle out of the way you can disconnect the motor from the trans with out much problem........please rate this

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