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Mitsubishi eclipse engine question

Got a question about a motor in a 97 Eclipse. what does the 2.0L non turboed DOHC motor I believe its a 420A motor weigh? around 300 pounds? I need to know because my cousin wants to pull motors with just muscle and no engine hoists.

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Got a question about a motor in a 97 Eclipse. what does the 2.0L non turboed DOHC motor I believe its a 420A motor weigh? around 300 pounds? I need to know because my cousin wants to pull motors with just muscle and no engine hoists.
IDK the weight.
It can be done with out a hoist but I don't recommend it with out removing the front clip. You can rent a hoist from Advance auto, Auto Zone and most ant tool rental store. Just do it the easy way.

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How many people does he plan on having help? With a couple guys it can be done but its really not that expensive to rent a hoist as was mentioned above. What is he planning on throwing in there? because getting the old motor out with a few willing hands might not be too bad but if hes throwing in a bigger motor he may need a hoist anyway.

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he's planning a swap for a new engine, same as what came out of it, minus the electrical and internal problems. current motor has an inexplicable loss of oil issue, collapsed lifter, and numerous other things internally wrong so we're sticking a new motor in. I think the new one is a turbo engine too.

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rent a cherry picker or a hoist, saves on damage to both car and you

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After considering it, I'm thinking we'll talk to my friend's dad and see if we can borrow his wrecker for a day. either that or we drop $200 on an engine hoist.

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After considering it, I'm thinking we'll talk to my friend's dad and see if we can borrow his wrecker for a day. either that or we drop $200 on an engine hoist.
You should be able to rent one for a few dollars a day!

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You should be able to rent one for a few dollars a day!
i think its like 10- 15 a day, sompin like that, or even if you know someone at a garage or shop, shoot em some loot and pull an all niter, jus have it back in the AM

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round here we dont have engine shops that'll lend tools like that, and the parts places dont rent tools either. my town is a mighty damn weird one.

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round here we dont have engine shops that'll lend tools like that, and the parts places dont rent tools either. my town is a mighty damn weird one.
I'm sure you have a tool rental place close. Look in the yellow pages for tool and equipment rental.

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Like said... most places like auto zone / advanced auto / murrays will rent those. Or a standard rental place always has those that tow behind a truck/suv.




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Gas Man, that tow behind would be great, if I HAD A VEHICLE WITH A HITCH. looks like I'm gonna be renting one, loading it into the truckbed, an haulin home that way.

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Well either way... look up rental tools in the yellow pages and you'll be in biz!




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After you lean over the hood, and find a decent place to hold to try and pick that motor out. I couldn't do it. It would take atleast 4 big ole boys to pick one out of a car, and not damage the car. Just my opinion.
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When are you doing the swap? This weekend or something.
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we plan to do it hopefully this weekend, or next, depending on when he gets the new motor.

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I suggest lots of digital pics of the old motor and all the little things you un-hook. Especially wiring and ESPECIALLY if its going to be a while before putting the new one back in. Its ruff to always remember where everything goes back. But with the pics through out the job you won't need a stellar memory... I have did this MANY times pulling motors!




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Will it be in a garage or under a tree? If so use a come-a-long and lift it out then roll the car out from under it. When ready hang new motor and roll car back.

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Gas Man and Earlzach, thanks for the ideas, the pics idea is the best yet for figuring out what harness plugs into where. unfortunately this will be on an open concrete slab, no trees over it, well none strong enough or well enough to hold a motor I should say. the only garage I have access to, well the driveway is sloped toward the street, and I'm not up for pushing cars uphill, or dealing with my aunts bipolar psycho room mate.

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Gas Man and Earlzach, thanks for the ideas, the pics idea is the best yet for figuring out what harness plugs into where. unfortunately this will be on an open concrete slab, no trees over it, well none strong enough or well enough to hold a motor I should say. the only garage I have access to, well the driveway is sloped toward the street, and I'm not up for pushing cars uphill, or dealing with my aunts bipolar psycho room mate.
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