Originally Posted by danny_lancaster
So I am finally half way through the take apart stage. I have removed the radiator (which busted out the bottom at the drain plug), most of the wiring harnesses (which all broke their little clips as soon as they were touched), alternator, smog pump and bracket (smog pump won't come off the bracket), fan, shroud, heater pipes, throttle cables, and condenser. I also took off the air compressor and it is flopping around under the power steering pump. I got the muffler pipes off of the headers as well. Tomorrow I hope to get the right side stuff off after another trip to Auto Zone to get a power steering pump pulley remover.
After I get all the crap off, what is the best way to get the head out after I unbolt it? Just give it a yank or what? I know I can't jab anything between it and the block for leverage, but do I need to rent a hoist too? I am hoping not as all the connectors and the radiator are going to cost me another $580 dollars. I am now at the point where I would have come out ahead having a shop do the repair instead of getting all the crap together to repair what broke coming off.
to take the smog pump off if you still wanna, or if you already have then you know how, I haven't read the whole forum yet, all you have to is take off the pully, that's what blocks the bolt from coming out of the bracket and then take a mallet or somethin that won't damaget the pump and tap it out. it's really simple. if it's like the one I took off my truck there should be three bolts holding the pulley on, it just slides off (you might have to tap it if it's a lil rusty though). just saw that you had to sell the truck but hey, this tip is for anyone needing it too so if its ok I'll just leave this up.