First import - Team Integra Forums - Team Integra
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First import

So I recently acquired my first actual car (I'm usually a truck kinda guy) and it's a 1995 integra coupe auto. I got it and I'm going to do a motor swap since it spun a rod bearing. But I have a few questions first.
1. Is it easier to go up or down to take the motor out?
2. How hard is it to pull the motor?
3. What are some precautions I should take?
4. How long should I expect this project to take?

And also when I get the swap done, would it be worth it to port and polish the head and maybe do some port matching as well? Would a header help a stock engine? Or would it just be wasted money
Firstimeimport is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 12:34 AM
Senior Member
 
knavekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,666
Articles: 1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to Team-Integra! While I haven't personally removed an engine from one of these cars, I know several members that have done it more than once. I can answer your first question as I have only known of the engine being lifted out of the engine bay. I will leave it to some other members to answer your remaining questions.

While surfing Team-Integra.net I listen to Pandora.com
knavekid is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 11:08 AM
Site Founder/Administrator
 
MorningZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 42,837
Articles: 75
Garage
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Engine remove: up with an engine hoist

Difficulty level: impossible to ask since no one knows what skill level you have, there is a lot to it.

Something like this would be a good start to understand what is involved


.




- Running Log, the trials and tribulations of building a car

echlonwarrior: "Hondabond saves lives"
K2sInteg98: "the best thing to do is keep spending and not keep count....lol"
dpaton: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"
MorningZ is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 07:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 166
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
if you have a shop with a lift, then id go down with the motor. if your at home with a hoist, then go up.

'93 RS - Spun Rod
'91 LS - Folded Rear Subframe
'91 GS-L - Front Passenger Frame Shot
'95 RS jdm gsr swap on b16 trans - DD
Mikimaru is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-01-2016, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have a pretty good knowledge of vehicles but I've never done a front wheel drive anything. And I'll probably be doing it at home with a tree, chain, and my truck with an extra set of hands. I watched that time lapse and I don't think I seen them remove the cv axles. Could someone please clear up the cv axle part for me. I'm assuming they come out until told otherwise
Firstimeimport is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 07:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: DC/MD/VA, MD
Posts: 3,685
Garage
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
I always drop the motor down below since I always have access to a 2 post lift. If you don't have access to a lift I would recommend pulling it from the top.

I would get somebody that have done it few times to help you so you can learn.

Remove the axles it will be easier to pull the motor out.

2 more years left. I can apply for Historic Tags for my GS/VTEC Automatic and no more SMOG

Last edited by phatintegra; 11-02-2016 at 07:25 AM.
phatintegra is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 11:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nicholasville, KY
Posts: 741
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Send a message via MSN to atkinsonar Send a message via Yahoo to atkinsonar
I've done it both ways, with and without a lift. The last time I pulled a motor out (roughly this time last year), it took me and a buddy roughly 3 hours start to finish, with the car in varying states on and off jack stands, using a hoist to lift the motor and trans out. Without diving into step by step details, disconnect all harnesses, heater hoses, throttle cable, etc., remove axles and then can hoist the motor and transmission out together as an assembly. When removing the assembly (motor + trans), just need to have it tilt slightly to clear the shock towers on the way up and in.

13 Ford Explorer (Wifes)
02 HD V-Rod (latest toy)
95 Acura Integra GSR
atkinsonar is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Does the front wheels and stuff have to come off to take out the cv axles?
Would it be a good investment to buy a chilton book or something of the sort?
Firstimeimport is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 02:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nicholasville, KY
Posts: 741
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Send a message via MSN to atkinsonar Send a message via Yahoo to atkinsonar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firstimeimport View Post
Does the front wheels and stuff have to come off to take out the cv axles?
Would it be a good investment to buy a chilton book or something of the sort?
I recommend a manual if you're not familiar with these cars. There's enough write ups on the history of this site that it should cover just about any question you'd have (how I learned on mine).

Pulling the axles is pretty straight forward. Pull the wheel, take off the axle nut, separate the lower ball joint, pivot the knuckle assembly up and out (leaving tie rod and upper ball joint attached), and the axle "should" pop out of the hub (may take a little coercion). Then just pop it out of the transmission. Once the axle is out, you can drop the knuckle assembly back in place, loosely snug up the lower ball joint, throw the wheels back on, giving you the ability to maneuver the car if required while the motor and such is out.
atkinsonar is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 04:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: DC/MD/VA, MD
Posts: 3,685
Garage
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by atkinsonar View Post
I recommend a manual if you're not familiar with these cars. There's enough write ups on the history of this site that it should cover just about any question you'd have (how I learned on mine).

Pulling the axles is pretty straight forward. Pull the wheel, take off the axle nut, separate the lower ball joint, pivot the knuckle assembly up and out (leaving tie rod and upper ball joint attached), and the axle "should" pop out of the hub (may take a little coercion). Then just pop it out of the transmission. Once the axle is out, you can drop the knuckle assembly back in place, loosely snug up the lower ball joint, throw the wheels back on, giving you the ability to maneuver the car if required while the motor and such is out.
Something I want to add to this. Be careful when putting the axles back you DO NOT want to damage the spline.
phatintegra is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 08:24 PM
Senior Member
 
knavekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,666
Articles: 1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Download a factory service manual for your Integra here:
Acura Integra 1994-1997

This is a ZIP and the pdf is in the "srm" folder.
knavekid is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2016, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Are the cv axles just splined or do the have a master spline and a certain way to go in? I haven't taken anything apart yet as I'm hoping to get the motor swap done in a few days as soon as I get my other motor. I'm sorry if a lot of these questions are redundant but this is my first car and first import so I don't wanna screw anything up. I plan on getting the book for it next time I get paid so I will have that. Do y'all recommend a certain brand of book to get? All I can find around here is chilton and Haynes
Firstimeimport is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 06:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: DC/MD/VA, MD
Posts: 3,685
Garage
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firstimeimport View Post
Do y'all recommend a certain brand of book to get? All I can find around here is chilton and Haynes
Helms Manual. You can order it online.
phatintegra is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Integra Forums - Team Integra forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome