Intake and throttle body stayed attached. How easy it is to remove and install, It would make it a lot easier to remove them first tho. Especially if you are taking out a bad motor and don't care about putting it back together.
fluids drained from the radiator, engine and transmission first. Remove the battery, disconnect the starter wires. Driveshaft comes off. Radiator and radiator support was unbolted. The AC system easily folds out in front of the truck and lays on the ground without breaking loose a single AC line. Unhook the electrical at the computers on the passenger's side, and on the driver's side, there is one at the top of the firewall behind the battery tray. Unplug the O2 sensors. The fuse box does not have to move, except for easier access to the motor mounts from above. A little wrestling done with aftermarket headders on (Y pipe needs to be removed). Would have been easier with them off. Power steering pump removed and wire tied to the frame out of the way (It could lay on the ground if you wish. Do not have to take the lines loose. Tranny support comes out. There's a ground on the back of each cylinder head. 13 MM top corner close to the intake. The bolt holes on the front of the heads are the same position as the bolt holes on the back If you want to look at the position before reaching your hand back their.
Going in is a little harder. Make sure the motor mounts go in BEFORE the engine gets in too far to get those large chunks of metal in the slots in the frame.
Last edited by sabin420; 09-17-2012 at 11:30 PM.