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Removing 1995 1.9 engine

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by Knocking Diesel, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Knocking Diesel

    Knocking Diesel FEOA Member

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    I'm trying to hoist a 1.9 engine from a 1995 wagon. I can't find exactly where to attach my lifting cable at the coil end of the engine. There is a threaded hole in the head on that end. Could this be the anchor point?

    I'm going to leave the automatic transmission attached to the car.

    Thanks
  2. Swift

    Swift FEOA Donator

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    I always went a little further down to the transmission side mount bracket
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    Pizzaman5000 FEOA Donator

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    I recommend removing the crank pulley for the removal. Its the only way I can pull a 1.9 and leave the trans in place.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I have used the threaded hole in the head, but usually run a chain around below the transmission instead. I much prefer hoisting the engine and trans out still bolted together. Makes its much easier to replace the rear main seal, to get the trans reconnected and with a new mount at the back end near the firewall.
    I also recommend you remove and clean up the four nuts holding the rack-pinion supports to the subframe, along with new rubber bushings there.
    Having broken one off, I unbolt the CPS sensor from the side of the engine as well. That way I dont have the difficulty of getting the CPS connector undone from the sensor.
  5. JamesGarfield

    JamesGarfield FEOA Donator

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    Yes, the crankshaft pulley really must come off, to provide that critical 1 inch of clearance to the frame rail.

    I did my engine swap the way you're planning-- ie, leaving the tranny in place. Leaving it in place, or taking it out with the engine, both methods have their advantages.

    Some folks like to remove the intake and exhaust manifolds before pulling the engine, which reduces the weight to be handled.

    One problem I had when doing mine, was separating the motor from the bell housing. We had the bell housing bolts, and the torque converter bolts all undone, and could see the bell housing TRYING to separate, but it just wouldn't come off.

    Turns out the crankshaft splines had rusted a bit onto the torque converter. It took penetrating oil, a lot of patience, and two prybars on opposite sides of the bell housing. It finally went Pwap! and the two separated.

    You were asking about the hoist points. Here's the hoist points I used:

    TW Escort Engine Swap.jpg
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Before I put a torque converter back onto a flywheel flex plate, I like to polish the centering 'nub' on the front of the torque converter, and put a little grease into the mating hole in the center of the crankshaft..... to make it less difficult to get the torque converter pushed out of the flywheel the next time.
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    Yep, that's a smart move. I wish the boys at the Ford plant had done that 20 years earlier. Or maybe they just didn't use Enough grease, I dunno.
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  8. Knocking Diesel

    Knocking Diesel FEOA Member

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    Thanks everyone for the information.
    And thanks JamesGarfield for the photos.
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