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Post subject: taking out the motor to extend the chasis  PostPosted: Aug 05, 2003 - 03:20 PM
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do I have to tak it out ?

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Post subject: motor  PostPosted: Aug 05, 2003 - 06:31 PM
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i am doing the same thing now trust me yes and thats the esiest way
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 15, 2003 - 03:40 AM
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Here is a site that helped me. http://www.calgaryfieros.com/OSGdocs/engine.html
Be prepaired to cut the front cradle bolts.... they are real boogers.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 19, 2003 - 11:43 PM
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jp it is much easier to remove the motor, besides the weight of the motor makes it heavy to re-align for the stretch
by the way where in montreal are you located, I also live in montreal and maybe we can help each other in our build's? send me a private message with your number or I will send you mine...let's talk
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 15, 2004 - 05:15 AM
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Its not hard to do here:
Step by step swap:
1. Pull the Fiero in the garage
2. Drain the oil from the motor, while the motor is still warm
3. Disconnected the battery and removed it
4. Disconnected the ground cable near the dipstick
5. Gave the motor time to cool
6. Drain the water from the cooling system
7. Disconnected the wires from the ECM and pushed them through the firewall
8. Disconnected the wires from the wiring harness near the battery tray
9. Removed the louvers
10 .Mark the position of the compartment lid
11. Removed the trunk/hatch lid
12. Removed the air filter system
***DO NOT REMOVE THE TORSION ROD RETAINING BOLTS
13. Remove the torsion strut bolt
14. Disconnected the throttle cable from the throttle body
15. Disconnected the cruise control cable from the throttle linkage
16. Labeled all hoses just incase they could be used in the same location
17. Removed all vacuum hoses
18. Disconnected the fuel line fittings from the fuel rail
19. Removed the clutch slave cylinder and shield
20. Removed the shift cables, the back up light switch, and the speedo sensor connection
21. Removed the lower radiator hose and the heater hose from the water pump
22. Removed the A/C lines from the compressor and the A/C wiring harness
23. Removed the lower engine strut front bolt
24. Raised the Fiero up approx. 28" off the ground
25. Removed the rear tires
26. Disconnected the parking brake cables
27. Removed the brake calipers and hung them with clothes wire
28. Removed the suspension struts
29. Removed the nuts from the front engine cradle
*** DO NOT REMOVE THE BOLT YET, THE MOTOR WILL FALL
30. Put a transmission jack under the motor and the cradle
31. Remove the rear bolts and then all four cradle bolts
32. Lower the motor/transaxle/cradle
***A MOST: mark the cradle and measure the loction of the motor
A. measure from the sides of the cradle to the center of the crankshaft
B. measure the height of the center of the crank to the cradle
C. measure from the corner of the cradle to the center of the crank on both sides
33. Disconnect the rear of the motor from the transaxle bellhousing
***LEAVE THE TRANSAXLE MOUNTED AT THIS TIME
34. Remove the motor from the cradle
35. Drain the transaxle
36. Coat the engine cradle and transaxle with "Gunk or Hog wash" and let soak
37. Use a brush and remove all gease, oil, dirt, and other grime
38. Wire wheel the engine cradle and sand it down
The motor removal is done!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 05, 2004 - 03:10 AM
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I do it with the engine in. I just use a engine hoist to take the weight off of the chassis.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 24, 2005 - 04:25 PM
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Take a look at my article on chassis stretching in Kitcar Builder magazine Dec. 2005 issue on pages 46-49. I have a larger version, but Jim and Steve were good enough to publish this article after seeing it with our Diablo body we produce at Fun in the Sun show April 2005.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 05, 2007 - 03:07 PM
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I did mine with the engine in and it was a PITA.
I would say it has to be much easier with the engine out.

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