Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday October 2, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-01-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
Drink
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 102682
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodberry, IN
Vehicle:
... ripper's
sister.

Talking 4EAT engine removal... Give me some tips..

I have pulled blocks off of auto trannys before (it has been a while ), but this will be my first encounter with a 4EAT. Searching was in-conclusive, and the FSM is vague as far as block from transmission removal.

I assume...

-Remove starter to access flywheel?
-Spin until I reach TQC bolts? (How many?)
-Lift off of mounts and pull apart?

Any hints/tips to make this go quickly and smoothly? Easier than a manual trans?

TIA,
Matt
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Drink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
Geek Guy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8151
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Rally Tools LLC
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Rally Car
NASA Rallysport, yo!

Default

Drain tranny.

Unbolt starter and associated wires.

Unhook plugs.

Unbolt dogbone.

Hook up engine to something to pull it up slightly (no pressure, just tension).

Unbolt transmission mount from under the car.

Hook up tranny jack. You will have to pull up on the front side of the engine a bit to get a good angle.

Unbolt tranny from back of engine.

Pull, curse, use big screwdrivers to split the transmission/engine apart.



It will piss fluid everywhere, even after draining. Hope you have lots of speedy-dry.
Geek Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
speedyHAM
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 48377
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: "They eat fish soaked in lye"
Vehicle:
1996 Gutted, built
XP class Impreza L

Cool

If you are just trying to remove the engine (and not the tranny) proceed as follows;

1. Remove access plug under and to the left of the throttle body.

2. Remove four 12mm head bolts that attach the flex plate to the torque converter.

3. Drain engine of all fluids. (this one can be done at any time)

4. Remove engine mount bolts on X-member.

5. Unbolt starter.

6. Unbolt/ unnut engine from transmission (the lower 2 connections are studs with nuts on them).

7. Remove radiator, fans, coolant tank, and battery.

8. Unbolt A/C compressor and power steering pump from engine.

9. Hook up engine hoist to engine (A/C compressor bracket and lifting bracket near the access plug).

10. Disconnect all wiring, and remove the intake if you haven't already.

11. Unbolt dogbone.

12. Pull PS pump off to the passenger side of the engine bay, and AC compressor to drivers side (if you flip it upside down while moving it over you won't have to disconnect it).

13. Lift engine up approximately 2 inches, support transmission with a jack.

14. Use screwdrivers, pry bars, hammers, whatever is necessary to remove the engine from the transmission.

15. Once separated, lift the engine out and you are finished.



Sorry if there is too much detail, I only want to write that once.

If you don't unbolt the flex plate from the torque converter it will leak everywhere, and it's a pain to get the damn thing back on.
speedyHAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 06:53 PM   #4
Drink
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 102682
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodberry, IN
Vehicle:
... ripper's
sister.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedyHAM View Post
If you are just trying to remove the engine (and not the tranny) proceed as follows;

1. Remove access plug under and to the left of the throttle body.

2. Remove four 12mm head bolts that attach the flex plate to the torque converter.
That's what I was looking for, thanks a bunch!
Drink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
Captain Haddock
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 289018
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default

Are there any pictures of this process? I am in the middle of pulling an engine from a 4eat WRX and the engine and trans are stuck together solid. It seems like there has to be something else mating the two together. I've separated engines from automatic transmissions before, but they've never been this stubborn.
Captain Haddock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
Aaron'z 2.5RS
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1026
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Hickigan
Vehicle:
'00 RS/WRX Stg5
'98 RS Stock

Default

These have dowl pins on the trans/motor, could be hanging you up.. You have to get something between the engine and trans and start wedging them apart...

my motor actually has sawzall marks on it from one of th dowls being CUT before I owned the car..

Start with a thin flathead and work your way up
Aaron'z 2.5RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #7
Captain Haddock
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 289018
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default

Haha, I feel their pain...but I haven't reached point of sawzall

Thanks for the help
Captain Haddock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any SEO experts want to give me some tips? Riot Type WRX Off-Topic 5 01-13-2007 02:21 PM
OT Catfishers... Give me some tips BhamRoadrunner Off-Topic 14 01-09-2006 01:12 PM
Can any baseball players here give me some pitching tips? Thursday Off-Topic 27 07-02-2004 06:54 PM
give me some Kartzone tips!!! aschen Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 1 11-05-2003 10:38 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.