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Pulling the engine- what should I check?

Ok.. in about a week I'm pulling my 304 out and starting to get the prep work done and cleaning out the engine compartment. What should I look for or fix now??? Whats the correct process by which to pull out my 304? I need to rent a engine lift and stand? Is that all? Should i replace the motor mounts when i'm at it? What else? Thanks

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Re: Pulling the engine- what should I check?

I'd suggest taking as many pictures as you can of how the engine is before you take it out. I always run into situations where I can't remember exactly how some of the parts go back together or in what order. If I had taken pictures of before and at each step of the job, I could have seen what to do.
Even if you don't end up needing to reference the pictures, they're nice to put into the scrapbook.

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To add to the above, when you get the new engine, put it right next to the old one and start pulling parts off old and putting them on the new one immediately so you don't end up with a pile of parts and no clue where they go.

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Thanks ya'll anything else?

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Re: Pulling the engine- what should I check?

when dropping an engine in, I like to use a chain or one of those fancy angle adjustment that you can vary the angle of the engine with. Comes in handy.
Definitely don't throw anything away until the swap is done!

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Hey Muddy,
I didn't see anywhere what tranny you are running; if it is a standard, suggest you consider replacing clutch, or at least the disc. It is such a labor intensive thing to do on it's own, but since you will have access to it, replacement wouldn't add much to your costs.

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Re: Pulling the engine- what should I check?

Yes, you'll need an engine stand and a hoist/lift. I ended up buying each since it was less expensive than renting, int he long run. I'd also splurge for the following (do it now... do it later, but you will do it):

1. New starter.
2. New alternator.
Rebuild the above if you'd like...
3. New water pump.
4. New Starter solenoid.
5. New motor mounts.
6. New transmission mounts.
7. New/rebuilt radiator.
8. New hoses.
9. New belts.
10. New filters.
11. Spark plugs.
12. Rotor and Distributor Cap.
13. Plug wires.
14. Have plenty of filters, gaskets and fluids on hand.
15. On install, don't forget to prelube.
Process to pull the engine? Here's my take:

1. Drain the fluids.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Remove the wiring, mark where they go with tape on each wire.
4. Remove the radiator.
5. Remove the fan and fan clutch.
6. Remove the starter.
7. Remove the exhaust down pipe.
8. Remove the exhaust manifolds (can be done out of the Jeep).
9. Suppor the transmission.
10. Remove the transmission to engine bolts.
11. Attach the hoist.
12. Remove the engine mount bolts.
13. Hoist out the engine.

Installation is the reverse.



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Re: Pulling the engine- what should I check?

Definitley the grill and radiator should come out since you have to drain it anyhow,If I had to do it again I would pull the fenders off also ,they are just in the way,and not much holding them on either.get a good engine stand not the cheapie ones no use dropping the engine.If you have to swap your oil pan put your old engine on the stand first to get it off ,cause mine was on there for 20 years and had to be coaxed off with a spackeling knife and a heavy hammer.took quite a bit of time to get it off.
I always start any big project like this by first degreasing everything as much as possible,top to bottom I hate grabbing something and getting a handfull of old grease .

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