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bigzoe, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Stone Mountain, GA, March 23, 2011, 17:24
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I have 1990 toyota corolla I'm pulling the engine, but I'm stuck. I can't figure out how to unbolt the fly wheel from the transmission it has a automatic trans. I just dont want take off or do anything that I dont have to. I'm a student mechanic and this is the first sideways engine I have ever removed and I don"t want to mess it up. Can anyone please help me

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    Visitor, March 23, 2011, 18:55

    First and for most since you are a student mechanic I recommend you get a repair manual and read up on how to perform this operation. On this particular vehicle it is best to remove the engine and transmission from the bottom after removeing the lower engine supports. It is not a full sub frame assembly like newer cars.. There is a access cover on the lower part of the engine. It is plastic and allows access to the torque convertor bolts. When this cover is removed you can get to the bolts to disconnect the flywhell from the torque convertor. Also an important tip, when all the torque convertor bolts are removed, six to eight, put them in a seperate place from the ohter bolts. There must be reinstalled were they come from and cannot be misplaced. There are a lot of steps to this jog and it will require you do home work before attempting this job.

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    Visitor, March 24, 2011, 17:28

    Thanks for the answering my question. I just was wondering is it possible to pull it out and put it back in from the top? I started the process of removing the engine assuming it was able to come out from the top, because it has a lot of clearance and this is my first time working on one of these. Every thing was going well until I got to the fly wheel bolts

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 23, 2011, 20:26
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    Great answer above. One note on the torque converter on reassembly make sure it engages and seats properly in the pump.Seat it fully home in the transmission before mounting it to the flex plate. There is a company that independent auto repair shops buy their information from that the same information inexpensively to do it yourselfers. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
    Alldata have clear instructions, great illustrations.

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    Visitor, March 24, 2011, 17:27

    Thanks for the answering my question. I just was wondering is it possible to pull it out and put it back in from the top? I started the process of removing the engine assuming it was able to come out from the top, because it has a lot of clearance and this is my first time working on one of these. Every thing was going well until I got to the fly wheel bolts

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