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Old 08-03-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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First post, but have been doing a ton of reading on the forum. This is a very informative site with very knowledgeable members! I waste entirely too much time reading old posts to learn as much as possible.

What tools would you take to pull an engine/transmission from a 99 Miata from a pull it yourself jy? This will be a slash and burn pull, just as quickly as possible. The car will be about 1 1/2 to 2 feet up on rim jack stands. What else would you pull while I am there?

I am going to recon the car today and hope to pull engine first thing in the morning.

I tried a search and hope I didn't miss an existing thread covering this topic.

Thanks!

Galen

Oh yea, I already plan on basic sockets, wrenches, pliers, wire cutters and chain. Probably also MAPP gas torch for heat if needed.
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Big set of Greenlee wire cutters, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 sockets, huge pry bar, and a hammer.
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might save a little headache if you had a battery operated sawzall just for the exhaust. no need to mess with heat, just chop chop
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electric impact would be nice too. and a knife capable of cutting coolant hose without struggle. Cut all the hoses and wires, cut exhaust, disconnect the throttle cable (2 12mm wrench), remove the shifter (10mm socket and philps), two motor mount bolts (15mm), and the 3 ppf bolts (19mm).
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For posterity sake, the removal was simple. Took about 3 hours, but I had to remove the transmission and all accessories. The only tools I wish I had brought were a 2 foot cheater bar and a set of bolt cutters. I also forgot a chain, but a cut seatbelt had no problem holding the load. Since the car was an auto and I had to remove the torque converter, my ratchet wrenches were priceless.

The engine I pulled was a '99, and cost $220 from throttle body to exhaust manifold.

Oh yea, oil everywhere, so a roll of blue shop rags would have also been nice!

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might save a little headache if you had a battery operated sawzall just for the exhaust. no need to mess with heat, just chop chop
For the exhaust ? This is Miataturbo , use the sawzall for everything !
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<p>Three hours!? You obviously cared too much about this junkyard car you were pulling the motor from... lol</p>
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agreed. getting the motor ready to pull, especially when the mehtod of disconnecting doesnt matter should have been a 1hr job.
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