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Old 01-18-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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R&R eng/trans with k member help

Hey guys , so I am about to pull the trigger on a 2000gt that's wrecked in the rear for $750 and swap the drivetrain and required things into my 03 v6 , (cheaper to do this since gt has new tires and exhaust which I was going to replace anyways on my v6)

I know of all the wiring from engine and electronics will have to be moved over

I am thinking it will be easier to remove engine by unbolting the k-member with everything hooked to it , how easy is this to move after I disconnect it ,

I can't think of a way I can move the whole unit after I drop it out of the car , I can have access to lifts at my school but haven't figured out how to move the drivetrain from one car to the other car in one large piece

Could anyone help on some tips on how I would go about this process ,

Yes I know someone will say it's not worth it, sell the v6 and get a gt , well no that isn't an option so...


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Your gonna need a dolly or two people to carry both sides of the rearend, and the engine and k member you'll want a engine hoist or a lift of some sort.


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Old 01-18-2015, 12:12 PM   #3
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The rear end isn't a problem I just am trying to find out a way to move engine trans front suspension and member all in one piece , just did this literally a week ago on a fiero and another import ( I forget the name) unfortunatly the transaxle lift I have isn't gonna fit a v8 drivetrain on it


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Actually we have a rather large engine hoist in our building


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Old 01-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #5
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Just get some dolly's or rolling carts to set it on. What we do at my work is lower the subframe, engine, and trans onto a dolly and we can roll it from there. I don't think the ones we have are rated for that much weight, but we don't usually roll them far. Or you can lower it onto some pallets and get a pallet jack to roll it
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You're going to need a forklift to accomplish what you described. Your school must have one somewhere that you can "borrow".

I know that it will take more time but I would just do it the "traditional" way and remove the engines/transmissions as a unit and then swap the k-members.
It is possible to do the whole assembly at once but it is very heavy and awkward. If you've never done it before, I wouldn't risk "practicing" on a car that you intend to be your daily driver.
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I don't really want to go the tradition way because l pulling the engine and trans on a mark 8 took forever and i swapped that into a gt last year but I don't want to do that again

I just want to get the engine out of the donor car as fast as possible so it doesn't take up so much space in the shop so I can go and scrap the car


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I do have access to a pallet jack and a fork lift , pallet jack is a great idea , should of thought of that before when I dropped the drivetrain out of a fiero last week ,


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