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#7 of 11 Engine Block Removal
Nov 30, 2008 (1:40 pm)
My wife's car seized, i wanna cut down on cost and increase my automotive knowledge, I asked my dad if I could take apart the engine by myself and he said yes except for the engine block, My question is Can i remove an engine block in a 99 Prizm by hand?
#8 of 11 Re: Engine Block Removal [Prizm265508]
Dec 01, 2008 (3:16 am)
Remove the hood. Rent a lifter or get two very strong friends. Metric tools. See engine removal in Chiltons or Alldata. Wiring, gas line, battery ground, emission stuff, etc.
Are you sure some other component hasn't locked up. Timing belt broke ( take the cover off a look at belt).
I've got a 93 and it purrs.
#9 of 11 Re: Engine Block Removal [alpiner]
Dec 01, 2008 (5:42 am)
I had a friend who has shop tell me the were going to replace the engine. So I do not know for sure but I will look into it. Where would I rent a lift?
#10 of 11 Re: Engine Block Removal
Dec 01, 2008 (11:03 am)
Also It is not even attempting to turn over I turn the key and nothing, I know it seized because it did not have oil in it the night it seized. I was about to put some in at the next gas station but the car did not make it that far.
#11 of 11 Re: Engine Block Removal [Prizm265508]
Dec 03, 2008 (5:46 pm)
Most equipment rental stores have engine lifters. They slide right under the front of your car and have a hydraulic piston that lifts the boom arm. Get it all ready to lift out and get one...5minutes and it's out. This engine should have lifting eyes still attached. Before you start anything, remove the battery. If your friend has a shop, he has a lifter.
I know it;s too late now, but if any of you Prizm ownners are reading this, you need to check your oil(weekly) and change it promptly as shown in your manual. They use oil! Some more than others.