I hope pulling the wiring harness down through the intake works for you. I followed the F.S.M and pulled everything up through... a royal P.I.T.A... transmission connectors especially near impossible to disconnect.Progress .... keep getting hung up on stupid things like waiting on my kid or wife to help guide me to the rearmost plenum bolt so I can remove the upper half and getting the small internal coolant connection pipe to come out of the lower portion near the thermostat.
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Haven't snapped anything off at this point, so WIN. Decided that rather than located and disconnect all the clips on the drivers side that haven't been apart since Clinton was President I will try to unhook the main plug inside and feed it backwards through the plenum. Many fewer connectors that way and I already have the 3 undone near the oil filter, just need to locate the VVT hoses still and I can cut them and replace if needed.
Would it really have been that hard to design the plenum to have the bolts on the top ... sheesh. Hoping to have the head off by the weekend if all goes well. Hoist and trolley for the I-beam in the garage should be here Friday and the other parts are showing up daily. @Crusha ... I'm already double your initial estimate in parts and tools.
Yeah, that was my concern after spending 30+ mins getting the two connectors off the oil pan area and another 30 mins trying in vain to get the forward knock sensor disconnected. I may get lucky and be able to lift the head enough with the hoist to remove the lower plenum in the air and not disconnect anything, but will need to get the 75lb hoist and trolley mounted first. It came yesterday in a crate that was destroyed by UPS, so I hope it's all there.I hope pulling the wiring harness down through the intake works for you. I followed the F.S.M and pulled everything up through... a royal P.I.T.A... transmission connectors especially near impossible to disconnect.
Floor jack?Looking for some help on a stupid unforeseen issue ... I need to roll the truck back ~20" to position under my hoist. I expected to be able to just cycle the key to the on position and roll it, but it won't come out of park and the main harness has already been unplugged from inside the truck.
Anything I can do here?
I put that s*** on everything!!
Very carefully measuring, laying out and making a jig to hold both bellhousings before I cut them in half. Then I tacked them in the jig and bolted it up to the tranny to verify before welding.Andy that looks awesome. How did you maintain the proper centerline/alignment of the transmission input shaft?