Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Howell, MI
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Did mine like a month ago, heres a starting point:
-Drain all relevant fluids (coolant, engine oil and power steering fluid etc.)
-Evacuate the A/C system of all freon (to enable disconnecting of A/C lines)
-Begin by removing all four door opening scuff plates by simply prying up.
Remove both front kick panels.
-Remove rear seat assembly by lifting both left and right seat cushions and locking in the upward position. Remove all fasteners (two 18mm nuts in the rear and four 18mm bolts up front)
-Disconnect the ground strap under the vehicle near the passenger side front door area from the body to the frame (one 8mm bolt). Disconnect both front wheel speed sensors at the rearmost side of both inner front fenders.
-Disconnect the shifter cable from the transmission by simply prying the cable off the ball stud lever and finessing the cable out of the bracket/retainer assembly.
-Disconnect the manual shift lever from the transfer case (two 10mm bolts), IF EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL 4X4 SYSTEM. Disregard this step if equipped with ESOF 4X4.
-Disconnect the parking brake cable at the junction underneath, on the outer side of the driver side framerail. Route cable through frame mount support.
-Inside the vehicle, disconnect the steering column coupler (one 10mm bolt) and telescope the shaft through the firewall.
-Remove all six body-to-frame bolts. The front two and middle two will require lifting the carpet and removing the rubber grommets to access. The rearmost two only require lifting the carpet. (Driver side bolts are 24mm and passenger side bolts are 21mm)
-Under the hood. You will remove the entire air cleaner housing assembly, both the hot side and cold side CAC tubes. Remove the coolant degas bottle (two 8mm bolts and three hose connections). Disconnect the MAP sensor hose at the intake manifold. Remove all "Christmas Tree" fasteners to expose the main battery positive cable along the front of the radiator. Remove BOTH batteries. Remove the driver side battery tray (four 13mm bolts). Disconnect the passenger side heater hose connection at the steel tube going into the engine front cover. Disconnect the A/C line at the accumulator. Disconnect the upper A/C line at the condensor and feed line through to the engine compartment. Disconnect the ground strap on the firewall behind the MAP sensor (one 8mm bolt). On the passenger side, disonnect the main battery cable connections to the ground on the passenger side fenderwell, the "squeeze type" connection near the vacuum pump. Remove the fan shroud (four 8mm bolts for the rad support and two 8mm bolts for the shroud to the rad). Disconnect the transmission fluid cooler lines on the bottom to the rad (you will need a special "quick release" type tool for this). Disconnect the power steering fluid cooler from the frame on the front facing side of vehicle below the radiator (two 8mm bolts), and leave hanging. Remove one of the two lines going into the steering box (20mm box wrench needed). Remove the three adjacent brake lines going into the ABS hydraulic pump on the driver side and fold all three lines INWARD toward the engine. Remove the two metal lines going into the brake master cylinder hydroboost assembly (two 18mm fittings). Disconnect two of the three PCM connectors. Disconnect all of the electrical connectors on the driver side inner fender. Disconnect both the upper and lower rad hoses. Disconnect the rubber hose from the power steering fluid reservoir at the driver side front of the engine compartment. Disconnect the heater hose from the junction where the coolant degas bottle connects. Last, but not least, remove the two 18mm body-to-frame nuts at the front, on either side of the rad.
-Position lift arms to lift cab. Have an assistant operate the lift SLOWLY as you observe the body being separated from the frame. Now is when you will address any forgotten disconnects, as the become evident.
-Proceed with engine/cylinder head removal.
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