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6th Gen ('00-'05): Dropping in New 3.8 liter motor

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Old 06-26-2019, 11:49 AM
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I have a 2001 monte Carlo ss 3.8 liter motor is there a certain way to drop the engine in the car because I tried to go straight down but it doesn't seen to go in that way?
 
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:32 PM
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The engine will come out the top without any issues. You don't need to pull the hood , just remove shocks from hood and put a stick in place to hold hood up straight. Also put a jack under the transmission pan to support it when the motor is removed. Good luck
 
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:58 AM
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Well I'm currently at a stand still right now because I can't seem to get the engine to line up with torch converter do that's were in at with it as of right now
 
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:44 PM
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Agreed, the engine should come straight out no issues. Even the engine + trans will come out the top together if you tilt it.

As far as getting them mated, is your trans in or out of the car? I like it out better so it's easier to maneuver then I just bolt the converter on via the inspection cover hole after I've dropped it in.
 

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