Originally Posted by scottydsntknow
Pulling a motor out of a 5.0 and putting it back in with a buddy and a cherry picker is a 1 day job if you've done it before. 2 if you haven't.
I generally pull the entire engine/trans out as 1 piece with the hood removed. Much easier IMO but some ppl like to lift the unibody off the K-member and just wheel the whole thing out. YMMV.
Paying a shop to do it... whatever their labor is per hour multiplied by whatever the book says as far as time. I can't see it being any less than $1k-$1500.
Agreed! I've always done mine 100% by myself, on gravel driveways none the less. Not very easy to move a cherry picker around on gravel!! I always pulled the engine out desperate from the trans. Its hard to pull out as a whole into by yourself.
Most mechanism shops charge about 75$ per hour for labor. At least that's the price here for the most part. And at a shop I would figure no less than 24 actual hours start to finish. Not counting parts they find that they will call bad and try to sell you new ones. Just be careful with shops. I personally do not trust them and have never once taken my car to a shop. If I had the equipment I would even change my own tires...lol.
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