Monte Carlo Repair Help Have a Monte problem and need help? Good at troubleshooting? Discuss it here!

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

Old 06-26-2019, 11:49 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
Default Dropping in New 3.8 liter motor

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?
Old 06-26-2019, 12:32 PM
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Isanti, MN
Posts: 827

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
Old 06-27-2019, 05:58 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
Default Thanks you

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
Old 06-27-2019, 09:44 PM
Monte Of The Month -- October 2009
10 Year Member
5 Year Member3 Year Member1 Year Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,206

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.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.