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You need to support the engine from above. A tool is made for this but you can use a 4x4 piece of wood and chains. When the engine is secure you then need to have the vehicle raised. You didn't say what vehicle you have so this is general. Lower ball joints need to be separated from the knuckle and 4 to 6 bolts hold the sub frame. Spray paint around the bolts to mark their location, this will get you close for alignment. There will be other bolts for trans mounts etc.

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