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Discussion in 'Engine and Drivetrain' started by steveisback, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. steveisback

    steveisback Guest

    okay here is the deal, my 3sge has alot of problems so i bought a recond one!,

    the engine i bought is exact same from same celica and manual.... but is literally just the engine,

    so i started pulling mine out, reading my haynes repair manual is gives a brief instruction how to pull the engine out..

    i have done alot, the things im stuck of are:

    - left transaxle, (not sure how to get it off, got the right off easy book says should just pry out but it wont... any suggestions?)

    - power steering pump ( AHHH THIS IS HELL )( there is literally no room i have loosened the adjusting bolt and just got to loosen the locking bolt so i can remove it, i cant get the locking bolt!!!! it makes me sad :(

    - clutch release ( book says to do it, i dont even know what it means?)

    - few more wiring and hoses but i will get that after a while...

    then i undo engine mount bolts.. then yank her out..( i think and hope)

    so yeah any one done this, any tips or hints??

    cheerss steve
  2. jwagner162

    jwagner162 Well-Known Member Donated!

    :D done it a few times.

    -for the drive shaft just leave it in the tranny if your not going to replace the axle. if you need to replace the axle take the tranny out the remove the axle once the tranny is out of the car, then reinstall the tranny and put the new axle in once the tranny is mounted. ive found its easiest to remove the axle with some type of wedge between the tranny and inner cv housing (from the top were the little cover plate is) then hit the wedge with a sledge hammer a couple times.

    -no need to remove the p.s. pump either, just get the belt off. heck you may not even need to do that.

    -ive always dropped the motors out the bottom (maybe due to lack of room or lack of cherry picker) but if your going through the top you may/may not need to remove the p.s. pump.

    -clutch slave needs to be removed from the tranny along with the steel line. leave it in the car and hang it with a string or wire so the line doesnt get bent.

    -if you can it easiest to unplug the harness at the ecu and pull it through the firewall. then take the harness with the motor. then you can hook it all up to the new motor, then reinstall the motor. otherwise the harness is a pain. this gives you much better acces to all the connections like the tvis, ect.

  3. trel162

    trel162 Well-Known Member Donated!

    good advice ill add a couple things

    driveshafts - try unbolting the wheel hub from the suspension strut/balljoint/tierod end and pull the shaft out with the hub, worked for me.

    You can take the motor out the top with the power steering pump and belt attached, undo the hoses to the pump n put a pan down to collect the ps fluid.
    Set the chains so the timing end of the engine is higher up to let the gearbox clear the body.
    I disconnected the loom from the motor and left it in the bay.
    Maybe take the radiator and a/c compressor off to make more room
    I did this to my old parts car with a forklift it was easy enough. motor was ditched later unfortunately.

    good luck!
  4. trel162

    trel162 Well-Known Member Donated!

  5. Seank90

    Seank90 Well-Known Member Donated!

    to remove the drivew theres a spring clip you have to remove first! the carrier bearing! :thumbsup:
  6. steveisback

    steveisback Guest

    ahhh thanks guys wish i new you could undo the wiring harness, ive actually unplugged every little thing and got this huge chunk of wiring taped off to the side!!. :banghead

    im starting again tomorow morning, so hope i can get it out beforee half way through the day, swap everything over and get it ready to be put back in on sunday..
  7. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    grab some engine degreaser while you're at it :p make that engine bay sexy lol
  8. steveisback

    steveisback Guest


    yeahh got a few different brands making her reall clean :p
  9. jwagner162

    jwagner162 Well-Known Member Donated!

    -if you ever plan on painting the car, paint the bay now.

    -pet peeve of mine when i see cars with cool swaps painted all nice with a stock color bay :ack2
  10. steveisback

    steveisback Guest

    all done!, runs beautifully!!
  11. Jamezzy

    Jamezzy Well-Known Member Donated!

    Very nice man! Quick work! Post a video?! :mrgreen

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