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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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It was a long day, but after some help from koko, the tracker finally gave up the engine. I hadnt taken off the little plate on the tranny and it was stopping the engine from seperating from the tranny. It was driving me nuts, and I gotta say if someone had offered me short cash for the sami and tracker, I woulda given up all together. I got a little more work to do on it but the engine is out now and after hours and hours of cursing at least its outta the garage. cant wait to repeat the process on the samurai!
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Don't get discouraged the first time you do something! Take the time and learn the vehicles, they are probably the easiest to wrench. Once the 1.6 is in the sammy, it'll be worth it! [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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thats what I keep telling myself. Its just that when your looking at an engine that has nothing holding it to the transmission but still wont seperate no matter what, I start to lose it. Then I gathered my thoughts and got the job done. I still have to get the tranny and tcase out, and some of the wiring tommorow, but I just tell myself, that will be easy
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I am feeling the same way right now. I keep fighting this 16 valve. It just never wants to run right. I just replaced the ects and the fuel filter. I am tired of lying on a wet piece of cardboard in the cold with gasoline rolling down both my arms trying to prime the pump. It just not worth it anymore. I was happier with the 1.3. [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]
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I felt pretty much the same way the first time I had to pull the tranny, and guess what? even though I have done it twice before, last week when I was pulling the old engine, I forgot about that little plate too. Bent the crap out of it before I figured out the problem. Felt pretty dumb afterwards.

When I get frustrated at wrenching on Suzuk, I just remember my old Mercury Comet (clone of a Maverick) back in the early 70s.... With the aftermarket equivalent of a Boss 302 engine in it, you had to actually remove one of the shocks and the upper shock mount to get a socket on one of the spark plugs. It was a fast, good handling, sleeper of a car, but compared to working on it, the Suzuki is a piece of cake.

Just make sure there aren't any kids around, and yell and cuss all you want. That's what I do anyway...

You will get it done eventually, and it will be worth all the effort once you are done.
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oh man, turboD, dont tell me that, thats the last thing I wanna hear. anyway. I payed my boss for the tracker today. 50 bucks for a truck that drove to my house. I'm gonna rebuild the engine soon, so at least its out and on a stand so I wont be on the ground for a little while.
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Andy,

I know your frustration level. I've been there...and was there at your house the other night too. I hate being rushed, I don't think as clearly. I was rushed the weekend before working on my uncles truck and got so frustrated I was going to swear off ever working on cars again. I'm with Tomkat, once you have that engine in your truck you will never have a second thought, it's a great engine to swap in. THere really is no comparison to the stock 1.3.

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Most of us who wrench on our rigs have been there. I had a great install when I put my 1.6 in my sammy. It was after that I had "the issues". I had a noise that I mistakenly thought was a bad throughout bearing. I didn't have time to start taking the tranny out and change the T/O bearing so I had a garage I know well do it. 2 hours labour and a new T/O bearing later, it turns out, it wasn't the T/O bearing at all. it was the stupid metal plate (the one you had problems with) that was rubbing on the flywheel! The tiny bit of crankshaft end play made the flywheel touch the plate when I pressed the clutch. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]

Haste and frustration are part of the plan when you build rigs yourself. Consider it an initiation into the wonderful world of 1.6 powered zuks! It will be the most important mod you do on your rig. 50% more HP is a good thing! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Next time, Take a deep breath, calm down, think about the issue and GET A BIGGER HAMMER! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Does this mean no more smoke at zookin? [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img]

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yeah hopefully no more smoke. I'm gonna rebuild the engine so I dont have to go though pulling it out in the future to do something I should have done in the first place. Plus The tracker only cost me 50 bucks so I might as well spend some money on the engine that I didnt have to pay on the truck, does that make sence? Tonight I took out the engine and tcase for koko with the help of a buddy and it went off without a hitch, made me feel a lot better, plus we got the wiring harness out which was a lot easier than I expected. Plus since its going to the junkyard so we got to have fun with smashing stuff instead of unbolting everthing carefully. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I got the engine, the hoses, the pulleys, the fan, starter, alternator, coil, air cleaner, exhaust, wiring, ecm, distributor, and I took the gauge cluster cause I heard you need something in the speedometer? now I just need to take the gas tank and sending unit. I want to take the power steering, but then I thought about how hard it would be to get the truck out of the yard with no steering. I'm gonna try and talk to the junkyard about me taking it off when its there. sound like I'm forgetting anything? thanks for the moral support.
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I want to take the power steering, but then I thought about how hard it would be to get the truck out of the yard with no steering.

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its not hard as long as you still have the tie rod in place. You can just kick the tires (even while its moving) to direct it.

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