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Moving Taurus with Tranny Removed

I think I may soon be at a point where I can pull the tranny on my 2000 AX4S and fix whatever went wrong. The problem is that winter is almost upon us, and I don't want to leave it in the garage while I pull the trans apart, diagnose, wait for parts, and reassemble. So, the question is, can I remove the tranny, reinstall the subframe, leave the engine support bar, and move it to outside storage with no trans installed? If anyone has tried this, any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Sure. You won't have Park on the shifter obviously because the CV axles will have nothing to plug into/press against. I yanked the engine and unplugged CV axles from my wagon and had it sitting for 2-3 weeks.

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Just set the parking brake and chock the wheels to be on the safe side.
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you will basically be in "neutral" all of the time, so keep on those brakes are try not to run yourself over
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you will basically be in "neutral" all of the time, so keep on those brakes are try not to run yourself over
I'm confident I can do it safely(with an assistant), the concern is can the car roll in this condition without parts falling off, etc.
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Sure. You won't have Park on the shifter obviously because the CV axles will have nothing to plug into/press against. I yanked the engine and unplugged CV axles from my wagon and had it sitting for 2-3 weeks.
Did you have issues with the wheel bearings coming apart? Several on TSOC mentioned this possibility. Did you move it around, or just set it down?
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I should clairify what I meant above. I unhooked the CV axles from the trans, but left them on the car.

Guess that's why I never had issues with wheal bearing/hub separation. Course on the Gen 1/2 that stuff is pressed together like a champ, so it probably wouldn't move.

We steered the car around the yard into its spot. Supported the trans side of the axles by stringing the axles up with mechanics wire through some holes in the hood stamped/structure.

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I've seen people just put a large bolt through the hub of the bearing with large washers and tighten it to act like a CV shaft and hold the bearing.


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