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Help!! My 1991 mx-6 overheated really bad. Found a great deal on an entire car for $300. So we're going to switch motors. Any help or ideas?? Someone said you had to drop the motors from underneath instead of pulling from the top. Is this true?? Also, is there anything we can do ahead of time as far as prep work to speed up the process. We have a couple of guys coming over to help and wanted to get as much done ahead of time to save time. All help would be appreciated. Also, the car overheated really bad, so we "assume" that the head is warped or blown headgasket. Should we change the entire motor and tranny, or just part of it??? Thanks to all.
 

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The motor comes out through the top. The trans comes out through the bottom (if were to only remove the transmission). If you wanna help the process along, som easy things to do would be to drain all the fluids, remove all the coolant hoses, and disconnect every wiring connection you see which would keep the engine from coming free. Make little numbered tags for each male and female connector, so you can easily match them back up again when you put everything back together. You might also take the hood off and remove the intake hoses.
If the transmission is good in your car, you can leave it in there. But it might be a good idea to remove both the transmission and motor as a unit, regardless of your plans for the transmission. You should also think about changing the clutch while you are doing all this work, if the car is a manual. Might also change the motor mounts and driveshafts if you have the money...would eliminate problems down the road...and you mght need to do it now anyways?
 
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