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How to Prepare to Install a Remanufactured Ford Engine

    • 1). Have the engine ready on an engine stand and wrap it with clean plastic sheets.

    • 2). Sweep the floor with a broom and wipe dust from the engine compartment and working areas with a shop rag. Mop the floors. This will minimize the chance of dust finding its way into the engine, which will accelerate wear of your remanufactured Ford engine.

    • 3). Organize the bolts, components and tools you need during engine installation on a workbench or portable table. Put the most common tools --- screwdrivers, pliers, ratchets, sockets and torque wrench --- on a portable tray or roll-around cart. This makes engine installation easier by having the tools on hand wherever you need to move around the vehicle.

    • 4). Replace or fix any non-working lights in your garage. Have two garage creepers and a couple of drop lights ready on each side of your Ford vehicle so that you and your assistant can use them during the installation process.

    • 5). Have the floor jack and four jack stands ready once your engine is in place inside the engine compartment. This will allow you to lift and crawl under the car to install engine bolts and components.

    • 6). Inspect the engine bolts and threaded holes on the engine block and make sure they are free of grease, dirt or gunk and that the threads are in good condition. Otherwise, they will be difficult to install, hard to adjust to the proper torque and could lead to parts damage. If necessary, use a set of tap and die tools to ready or fix inner and outer damaged threads.

    • 7). Have an engine hoist ready you can use to lift and lower the engine into the engine compartment. If your Ford vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, it is a good idea to use a hoist with an adjustable engine sling that will let you position the engine at an angle as you lower it toward the transmission.

    • 8). Oil the crankshaft pilot bearing at the end and rear of the crankshaft. Use clean engine oil. Apply a small coat of all-purpose grease to the transmission input shaft if you have a manual transmission.

    • 9). Turn the flywheel so the large hole on it is pointing down if you have an automatic transmission. Turn the transmission torque converter on the automatic transmission so the drain plug faces down. This will have the engine and transmission ready for assembly.

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      Have a large steel bar ready to help you align the engine to the transmission once you lower it into position.

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      Double-check that there is nothing inside the engine compartment that will interfere with the installation process. Have the service manual for your specific Ford vehicle model on hand in case you need help during the reassembling process.

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