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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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engine pulling help

I am getting ready to pull my 360 and have a few questions. How should I mount the chains to pull it. Do I need chains from 4 points or only two?

Also how many bolts connect the Auto tranny to the engine? Do I need to remove the bottom ones or only the top, it looks like their are maybe 6 that hold some cover on the bottom of the tranny doesn't look like itis attactched to the block.

anything else I need to be aware of?

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Re: engine pulling help

I pulled one from a wagoneer with 2 bolts. I found a hole on the back of the engine (actually the back of one of the heads. Then I found one on the front and had no trouble.

Putting it back in the CJ with the same holes was a little tougher. I had to play around with it a couple times to get the engine angled right so it would go in.

I'm not sure howmany holes there are, but I remember that when I pulled the 6 out there was a bolt at the top of the transmission that I had missed.

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Re: engine pulling help

I'd recommend using 4 points and/or a load leveling hoist. I did it w/just a cherry picker and four chains using the exhaust manifold bolts and a couple of holes in the front of one of the heads. And I believe you need to remove all the transmission bolts, but my memory isn't too clear on that. Good luck.
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Re: engine pulling help

Don't forget to take the bolts off the torque converter. Pick up a jeep service manual and it will really help. The block is the same dimensions as a 304.
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Re: engine pulling help

You'll need to take all bolts out of the bellhousing inclueding those on that plate. I always just use 1 chain and 1 end on each side just hook it to center the load.

If you have never done it before a service manual can be your friend [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ......some libraries even have them if you don't want to buy one.
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Re: engine pulling help

I agree that one chain diagonal over the block is easiest. I like the holes on the front/rear of the heads. It puts the chain against something with beef and reduces the chance of mashing the valve covers, etc. I've put 2 engines in and pulled 1 out of Mossy this way.
The first engine went complete with TH400/D20 using one chain on the block and a ratchet strap down to the TC. The angle was pretty steep, but the strap hit the firewall and leveled it out perfect to drop straight down. We stood around for hours swearing it could never be that easy again and that nobody would us anyway. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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