2001 ford taurus/3.0/removing trans to replace convertor seal/have gotten to the place where i need to remove subframe. as i begin i relized the engine front mounts were on the subframe. i have the lift tool to hold up back of engine but what do i do since there is no front mount on engine that is not on subframe. there is a mount but it looks like it is just for engine torque, it will not hold up engine. do i need a tool that completely hold engine?
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Hello and Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is XXXX XXX I will be helping you with your question today. Are you using a transaxle engine tool that goes across the engine compartment then has a "T" that goes front to rear in the engine compartment?
yea but it sounds like the holes in the t need to go from front to rear, so obviously i have the tool installed wrong,, i have the feet on firewall and the t going over back of engine
The two feet of the tool should be resting on the edge of the fender and the t portion rest on the radiator support near the hood latch.
That is how it is suppoed to go
so with the 2 feet resting on the firewall at the back and the t with all the holes resting on the hood latch area is correct?
The two legs should be resting on the fenders, on each side
the feet are resting at each side of the hood and the t with holes is resting at the hood latch, how will isupport the front of the engine when i remove the subframe
Either the tool has j-hooks that slide front to back on the t portion or you can use a chain wrap it around the t portion and use a bolt and washer and find a place on the front of the motor closest to the raditior to support on the motor. And then another chain or j hook on the back portion of the engine compartment closest to the passenger side. So in the end you should have it supported in the corners on the engine.
so the tool will completely support the engine while the trans is removed
Yes it will.
so the feet would rest on the firewall and the front rad support and the t would extend over engine so the j hooks could be attached to the front and rear of the engine
Should look something like this:
i appreciate it, i will have to make a support for the front because my tool only has j hooks for the t