ms like a well put together site,
i cant believe that there is no gm techs on this site.
are there any ase certified people on this site.
There must be some mechanics even not certified
that have pulled a malibu engine, that has info on what they did,
even i have basic instructions, below.
Here is what I have for engine removal. Feel free to contact me with any questions on any of the steps. Good luck!
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain the engine coolant.
Remove the engine air cleaner assembly.
Remove the hood.
Remove the drive belt.
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Remove the hoses from the surge tank.
Remove the cruise control module.
Remove the engine wiring harness from the top of the engine. Set the harness aside.
Disconnect the throttle cable.
Disconnect the cruise control cable.
Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
Remove the starter.
Remove the air conditioning (A/C) compressor with the lines attached. Position the air conditioning (A/C) compressor aside.
Disconnect and position aside the lower engine wiring harness.
Disconnect the catalytic converter flange from the rear exhaust manifold.
Remove the torque converter cover and the torque converter to flywheel bolts.
Remove the engine splash shields.
Remove the transaxle to engine brace.
Remove the 2 outer transmission mounting bolts.
Disconnect the upper and the lower radiator hoses.
Lower the vehicle.
Disconnect the fuel lines from the engine.
Disconnect the engine vacuum hoses to the brake booster.
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Disconnect the heater hoses.
Install the engine support fixture.
Raise the engine.
Remove the engine mount and the adapter.
Remove the power steering pump.
Install the engine lifting device.
Remove the transaxle to the engine retaining bolts.
Remove the engine from the vehicle.
Remove the engine flywheel.
Mount the engine onto a suitable engine stand.