2B•10 Engine removal and general overhaul procedures
4.95 Unscrewing the engine right-hand
mounting front nut
93 On automatic transmission models, clean
the area around the transmission oil cooler
connections, then unscrew the union bolts and
disconnect the fluid hoses from the
transmission fluid cooler. Recover the copper
washers, and store them in a safe place. Tie
the hoses to the engine subframe.
Wrap masking tape around
the ends of the hoses, and
similarly cover the apertures
of the transmission, to prevent
the entry of dust and dirt.
94 On automatic transmission models,
disconnect the selector control from the side
of the transmission as follows. Unscrew the
nut from the gear selector linkage and outer
cable, then prise the cable from the clip,
together with the rubber bush, using a
screwdriver. Retain the cable behind the brake
95 Using a socket, unscrew the two engine
right-hand mounting nuts (see illustration).
Access may be gained by using an extension
from the top right-hand side of the engine
96 Loosen and remove the clips securing the
driveshaft rubber gaiters to the inner joints, in
order to allow the joints to separate when the
front suspension struts are moved outwards. If
crimped-type clips are fitted, use snips to cut
97 Working on each side of the car in turn,
loosen (but do not remove) the bottom bolts
securing the struts to the steering knuckles,
and completely remove the upper bolts. This
will allow the knuckles to move outwards
sufficiently to disconnect the driveshaft inner
joints. It will also be helpful to disconnect one
of the steering track rod ends, to allow the
suspension struts to move more freely.
98 Working on each side of the car in turn, pull
out the steering knuckles; at the same time,
disconnect the rubber gaiters to allow the inner
ends of the driveshafts to separate from the
inner joints. Cover the exposed ends of the
driveshaft joints with polythene or masking
tape, to prevent the entry of dust and dirt.
4.102 The left-hand engine mounting -
slotted portion arrowed
99 Unscrew and remove the lower mounting
screw for the electric cooling fan assembly.
100 Unscrew the upper mounting screws for
the electric cooling fan unit. Unplug the wiring
connector, and withdraw the cooling fan unit
from the engine compartment. Take care not
to damage the radiator matrix.
101 If necessary, lower and support the car to
the height necessary to operate the hoist.
Manoeuvre the engine hoist into position, and
attach it to the lifting brackets bolted onto the
102 Raise the hoist until it is supporting the
weight of the engine. Unscrew the left-hand
engine mounting nut - there is no need to
completely remove the bolt, as the mounting is
slotted (see illustration).
103 Make a final check that any components
which would prevent the removal of the
engine/transmission from the car have been
removed or "disconnected. Ensure that
components such as the gearchange selector
rod are secured so that they cannot be
damaged on removal.
104 Slowly raise the engine/transmission
assembly from the engine compartment,
making sure that it clears the components on
the surrounding panels (see illustration). In
particular, make sure that it clears the ABS
unit, the kickdown cable (automatic
transmission models) and the radiator. With
the assembly raised above the front
crossmember, pull the hoist away from the
car, and lower the assembly onto the ground.
4.104 Removing the engine
Enlist the help of an assistant during this
procedure, as it may be necessary to tilt the
assembly slightly to clear the body panels.
Separation of transmission from
105 It is not essential to drain the oil, as
driveshaft flanges are fitted to each side. If
preferred, drain the transmission oil/fluid as
described in Chapter 7A or 7B. Refit the drain
and filler plugs, and tighten them securely.
106 If the engine is to be dismantled, working
as described in Chapter 1, drain the oil and if
required remove the oil filter. Clean and refit
the drain plug, tightening it securely.
107 Support the engine/transmission
assembly on suitable blocks of wood, on a
workbench (or failing that, on a clean area of
the workshop floor).
108 Remove the starter motor with reference
to Chapter 5A.
109 Disconnect the electronic speedometer
wiring at the connector, by inserting a
screwdriver and pulling out the clip. If
necessary, the complete engine wiring loom
can be disconnected at this stage (see
110 Where the alternator has not yet been
removed (on early models), unscrew the nut
and disconnect the lead from the rear of the
alternator. Also disconnect the charge warning
light lead (green/white) from the alternator.
Unscrew the alternator mounting bolts front
the driveshaft bearing support bracket and
4.109a Insert a screwdriver .
4.109b . . . and pull out the clip