do you have to drop the sub-frame to do a engine swap on 2002 Honda Civic

honda civic ex 1.7

Asked by for the 2002 Honda Civic
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I think that is the best way but there is a Honda tech. here that can tell you for sure!
Auto or manual trans? It would certainly make it easier to drop the subframe, That's the way we do it at the shop. Never even tried to pull one from the top , so I couldn't really say how much of a fight it would be.Sorry.