Ditto, make sure you look into the engine compartment and only disconnect what is needed. In other words don’t start removing things that do not have anything to do with or directly related to the engine . Label all hoses even the most obvious ones like the upper and lower radiator hoses just as habit. There are usually only 2 motor mounts so don’t look for more. Check to see if possible what tools (extensions, special sockets) will be needed for the removal of the tranny. Some bolts are very hard to get to especially the ones around that damn exhaust that loops over from the pass. side over to the drivers. Make sure you have the tranny and t-case supported if needed. Most engine removals are pretty straight forward but can get really tedious so don’t start it unless you plan on finishing it from the get go. Remember, it will cost you much more money for some “garage” to finish what you started because they have to figure out what you didn’t do right. Good luck.
1. get a factory toyota mamual if you can afford it (they are expensive, but they are much better than the other ones out there.
2. be sure to lable everything as you take it apart.
3. Another idea is to take some pictures of things you are unsure of, so as you are putting it back together so you have some to go by.
4. Dont just throw all your bolts in one bucket, keep them orginized so you know which ones where.
5. pulling the oil pan away form the transimison and over the IFS crap sucks. Did it this summer on a 90 4runner.
6. have fun <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Bertha and rocktoy have it all covered. When I did mine, I took pictures and labeled the shit out of everything. Then I proceeded to start taking off every nut and bolt and putting them into many big coffee cans, all labeled for each part, etc. Then I ran out of cash and it sat for a year and a half before I got the machine work done. Then it was all a blur...Anyway moral of the story, if your going to rebuild it, have all the $$ on hand, makes it easier come reassembly.
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