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94ls engine out

I am about to remove engine/auto trans, dropping frame method. I cannot find picture thread for that. Shall i start one?
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I am about to remove engine/auto trans, dropping frame method. I cannot find picture thread for that. Shall i start one?
Yes that would ge good idea.

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Ver well....here is the back ground......94 LS auto, 175k miles.
after a spirited run of about 100 miles, sport mode, 4k to 5k revs mostly, max 5500, then, 5 minutes of slow regular traffic in auto mode. The approach to my house is gently down hill, for about 1/2 mile, mostly on over run or min throttle. Just as I was about to turn into the drive way, the engine stumbled the oil light flashed on and off a couple of times the stayed off. The car stumbled to the garage. Next day I started it up it ran very roughly but on all six, making a sound like a donkey. It seemed the every revolution I was getting a heee haww screech and a lurch. I suspect a spun bearing and will now attempt to fix it. I will start this Sunday and put 3 hours every Sunday until its done...at least that's my plan. I will try to take photos every step and see what happens.
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Been searching the BB for previous posts on this and made notes etc. I though I remember seeing a posted to do list, but i can't find it.
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From inside the car I think the only thing that needs to be done is too loosen the UJ securing bolt, not sure if it will need to come out completely. For now its just loose. Accelerator stop was removed so carpet could be pulled back to expose plastic cover, that was removed with the help from a magnet to stop things falling behind other things. Cover was then pulled up the shaft and gently forced out of the way. Turning steering wheel exposed the nut and loosening it was easy enough. All in all pretty straight forward.
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Under the hood, I decided to strip as much off as was comfortable from the top.

Airbox, intake hose, runners, plenum, coil packs, Inject/coil wiring loom all came out very quickly and easily. then removed some more stuff. The airbos bottom was removed. with that gone, The airbox support bracket also supports the ignition modules. All wires were now pulled out of the way. from this point it was easy enough to see all the mechanical units. amazing how much those wires and hoses hide!
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Coolant over flow, Radiator, and hose, fan, A/c condensor. Thermostat had some ugly stuff in it. oil cap was clean, oil on dip stick was clean. so off with hoses and take out more stuff
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removing radiator from to was easy enough. once the fan was removed. Top A/C hose disconnected from condensor, Once the10mm bolts securing the condesor from below were removed, it was moved a few inches out of the way. The bolt securing the trans coolant fan bracket was removed and the bracket moved a little to allow the radiator to be squeezed upwards. once the radiator was out, it was easy to get to the bottom A/C hose and pull the condensor out.
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It did over heat once or twice, this was why.. the resistor wires had jut been pushed in and twisted tight. A couple of wires had no where to go...no idea what they are for
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Exhaust cover comes off, radiator support frame, Storing parts. Best idea I had was buying these see through containers for parts, came in useful for collecting fluids too
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Shocks, the washers on the bolts securing shocks from above are very thin and flimsy. had to get some extra leverage, topracket extension, , worn parts on shocks, new parts box, wheel nuts way too tight! Too much leverage!
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So is this a winter salty road car?

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removing a few more bits from frame, I want to clean these up and repaint
That's it for now, shop closed for this session...not bad started at 7.30 this morning and stopped 5 hours later
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So is this a winter salty road car?
New jersey car.
will have to get those wheels refinished.
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You have your work cut out for you with this rusty specimen.

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