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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-19-2016, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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I crawled under there, and can't get my hand up there to reach it, and all of the videos I watched said you need to drop the back of the engine to get to it. Those, were however cars with the vulcan, it may be different with the 'tec. I will see in the morning and let y'all know. Thanks for the replies. Also, the rack is only like $53 at the junkyard near me (that includes the entrance fee). It may not work, but they have a warranty, so it's worth a shot. Question though, will any gen 4 rack work, or does it need to be from the 'tec? Last time I was there, they has 2 SESs and one FFV, I had to get my dipstick from a sable with the 'tec.
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^ You drop the rear by lowering the subframe....
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^ You drop the rear by lowering the subframe....
I know, but @jag1959 said I only need to remove the bolt 3/4 of the way, the video said I need to take them all the way out and "hinge" the engine down with a jack. If I do it slowly (just until I can fit), I might not need a jack to do it. Maybe to get it back up, but I will worry about that after I make the repairs. As I said though, I'm a big guy, 6'4" and ~230LBS, so I might need to take them all the way out just to fit. Either way, I'm trying when the sun comes up and I have enough light to see by.

Edit: light to see by AND a jack to get the car up, I forgot my jack froze and had to be whacked out from under the car.
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It is obviously easier with them out but depending on your tools and the size of your wrists not always necessary. A JY rack is a bad bet for a PITA job like a rack, just my .02
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