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Anyone ever pull engine and trannie out together?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Oct 14, 2001.

    i have a beater 2wd in the back yard that i'm going to yank the motor and trannie out of before it goes to the junk yard. would like to pull both at once. would i have to pull the rad. support out or can i just angle it up and out in one shot?

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  1. K5RON

    K5RON 1/2 ton status

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    The radiator support comes out pretty easy. This way if you pull both together, you don't have to lift it so high. Not saying it can't be done, just that if you use a "cherry picker" the higher you go the more top heavy it gets.


    Ron


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  2. hammer

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    If it's 2wd yes you can pull the motor and tranny together and I would pull the rad makes it much easyer
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I have pulled engine, trans, and transfer together out of 4x4s. We cut the front clip off in the center of the fenders, tilted it forward, cut the body mounts with a torch, and pulled the whole mess straight out the front!!

    Otherwise, yes, removing the engine/trans even without destroying the truck is definitely possible. I did it on the Camaro that I used to get my engine.

    Tim
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    I've done it to my Chevelle plenty of times. I've only pulled the engines alone in 4x4's. I don't see why you can't do it. I would just drop the front of the truck as low as possible on jack stands or the front rotors if you don't care about them. Save the good sheetmetal for the next guy.
     
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    I pulled the eng. and trans together on my Blazer. I did leave the tcase tho. When I put it back in I yanked the front clip. If I pull it again I will pull the clip again. I can have it off in about 20 min. w/ air tools.

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    Jedi Mind Trick (just got the engine rebuild done less then a month ago) had the engine &amp; tranny pulled together...

    no big deal, I pull the wheel's off, and dropped it on 4x4 blocks so I could just barely get the floor jack under it to lift it up again.

    tranny was a 700r4 tranny so I pulled the t-case, crossmember etc. all out underneath. man it really was cake, and I had no clearance problem etc.

    I did purchase a leveler for the job, and definately do not think it would have been possible without it

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  7. the front clip bolts are pretty rusted on. would like a leveler, they look pretty slick. i think for this job i'll just get some buddys over to steady everything. got the front end on blocks already so i guess it's a go. just need to rent a cherry picker. thanks for all the responses.

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    if you are 'renting' a cherry picker then a leveler shouldn't be much more to rent...

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  9. TX Mudder

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    I pulled a 350/465/205 out of my 76, all in one piece. I took the hood off but not the front clip. It came out fine. I even left the distributor on! Didn't mess up the core support or anything.
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  10. Jason73K5

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    To pull my 350/350/203, I only took off the hood and removed the radiator, went very smooth!

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    If you have a good engine-leveler, it is pretty easy, but a little time consuming. You have to tip the engine back and forth a bit to get it over the core support(pull the radiator). I have done it a couple of times, with an auto or a manual.
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  12. Tatman

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    2-wheel drives are a snap to pull eng/tran together. Have done it several times. And yes, a leveler does make it a lot easier. Pull radiator, distributor, fan off before pulling. And take your time. Hurrying will only snag you up and can be hazardous to your health.

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    Yea, Done that and you better be ready to lift allot of weight!!! It can be done but wouldn't recommend it!!

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  14. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Power steering and A/c definitely need to come off too and stay in the truck.

    Tim
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    I just did it last weekend out of my 4wd Blazer. I had to pull the front grill assembly completely off. But had no problem pulling the tranny and Engine with the cherry-picker.
     

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