And driveshaft, steering rack, heat shields, and everything else that must come out to remove the engine.  There are several different ways to do this, I simply removed the steering rack and subframe, then lowered it down using an engine hoist and ratchet straps around the engine mounts with a floor jack under the transmission.  Used a wooded furniture dolly to rest it on, then wheeled it out.  This engine and trans is completely filthy, one of the dirtiest I’ve ever seen.  I’m pretty sure the rear main seal is leaking, and the emissions system was blowing crud all over as well.

It wasn’t as difficult as I was anticipating.  The wiring was actually pretty easy, as the engine loom is completely contained within the engine bay and disconnects from the body harness with a simply screw off connector.  A few power wires, grounding cables, and three clip on relays and that’s it.  The hardest part is getting to the heater lines behind the head.  Since I’m deleting the heater core, I simply cut them.  It would be quite a bit harder if you wished to save them.  The MR2 Spyder, on the other hand, runs it’s complete engine harness through the firewall and into the cockpit.  The S50 is by no means a light engine, with a cast iron block, but it lowered down straight and wasn’t too much of a hassle.

Prior to removing the engine I had removed the washer reservoir, vapor canister, intake, and cruise control off of the inner fenders.  Of course the core support and entire front end was off as well.  This could be done leaving those in place, but I wouldn’t want to.  Now to start cleaning up that mess of an engine bay and repairing the damage to front right.

Engine Hoist Hooked UpLowering Engine

Empty Engine BayEngine Removed


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