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Dropping Motor Subframe B1500
#777997 June 21st 2021 2:48 pm
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I had searched for this a while back before I attempting it but couldn't find any documentation. Anyways, it is possible to drop the motor and trans by dropping the subframe and lifting the body off. Pop the lower ball joints out, remove driveshaft, kickdown linkage and cross member, remove remove front discs, knock drag link loose and disconnect all other accessories.

I've attached some photos for reference, I've done it both ways now and this was by far and away quicker and easier but I had access to a lift. It only took around 6 hours to drop it out and another hour or so to bolt the subframe back up and button everything back together to roll out the door. It could have went quicker if I would have done it in my own shop and it wouldn't have been a half metric half SAE 1995 unit. I am sure a re-alignment would be required if you did this to your daily driver.

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Attached Files Motor Dropped 2.jpgEnginer compartment 2.jpgEnginer Compartment 1.jpgMotor Dropped 1.jpg
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Re: Dropping Motor Subframe B1500
SilverStubby #778301 June 27th 2021 1:34 am
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Wow, That's some job you did there! Thanks for sharing your pictures! Were there any sort of damping pads between the subframe and the body, or was it metal to metal? Makes me wish for a lift... smile

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