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Pulling Motor

12-21-2009, 12:25 PM
I have searched the past threads and found some info on pulling the motor on my 93 1.3l manual transmission metro.

If I pull the motor what problems can I expect? I would like to leave tranny in place and not have to fool around with removing axles.

I want to put a new clutch in while I have it out. How difficult would it be to align engine and tranny when reinstalling?

Also if I decide to remove engine/tranny as a unit I have a question about the axle nut. Is this nut standard or reverse thread? I would hate to crank on it thinking I was loosening it and really be doing the opposite!

Johnny Mullet
12-21-2009, 04:41 PM
Here is a complete illustrated guide on pulling a G10. I will be similar to the G13........

Axle nut is standard thread.

12-21-2009, 05:27 PM
I don't know if you can pull a 1.3 without pulling the tranny. The four cylinder engine sits right up against the frame rail and I don't know if there's enough room to move it left to separate it from the transmission input shaft. Maybe, if you move it left as far as it will go then reach between the engine and transmission to undo the clutch pressure plate. Don't know how you'd get it back together though.

How'd you get a GEN2 1.3 liter Metro in the States? Didn't think there was such a thing outside of Canada.

No left handed threads anywhere on a Metro that I know of.

12-22-2009, 05:58 AM
pull the engine and tranny as a unit, takes a little longer than just pulling engine but it would be almost impossible to get clutch lined up putting it back in and you would have to remove everything like timing belt and gears to get enough room to remove it and even then im not sure you can move it foward the 3" required to clear the clutch cover. on the automatics its easier to just remove the engine but it only has to come forward a inch to clear the flex plate and no splines to line up reinstalling it. the clutch set will come with a alignment tool to set everything right and you can slide them together one the floor or stand engine on snout end and set tranny down gently on top and wiggle till it drops into place. why are you pulling the engine? also its pretty rare to find a 93 metro with a 1.3 4 cyl, most came with a 1.0 3 cyl unless its a swift

12-28-2009, 08:31 PM
The only problem I have found about pulling the engine, is you'll be stuck and have to drive a different vehicle.:grinyes::grinyes:

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