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If you don't have a cherry picker you will need to remove it in two pieces. First the cylinder head comes off, then raise the car, disconnect short block from the transmission and finally remove the short block from the bottom. However, you will need a cherry picker to be able to install a replacement engine in one piece. Remember to use a torque wrench whenever possible when installing new engine. Look-up the bolt torque online or get a service manual. It may be a good time to replace clutch, pressure plate, throw-outbearing, pilot bearing and rear main seal. Pay attention to the hoses on the replacement engine, change if appear old. It would be important to verify the condition of the timing belt, although you would need to remove the valve cover to do that. If you do remove the valve cover, consider adjusting the valves while at it. Obviously you would need to change oil, filter, coolant. Perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea to also replace spark plugs, thermostat, intake and exhaust manifold gaskets. Hope this helps.
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