New to this site. Just started removing the engine on my buddies 2006 Mazda 3, 2.3L 5 door.
He has cancer, asked me to put another engine in his car, after his knucklehead son ran it dry, toasting the engine.
I picked up a 2.3L , 24k miles, out of Florida. It's getting delivered tomorrow. I live in New Jersey.
I haven't pulled and replaced an engine for many moons. Never did one of these. V8's were my specialty.
I've gone over every video,post, thread, etc for about a month to prepare myself.
Started today, got quite a bit done, only worked about 5 hours. Lots of rusty bolts, sheering off..oh well.
Anyway, it's a manual trans. The hood is off, I have a hoist to take it out the top. What part of his tranny do I unbolt?
What do I unbolt underneath as far as the drive assembly.
I'm a recently retired New Jersey State Trooper. My buddy was a Local Cop until recently, when the cancer kicked up.
Any input, pic's would be greatly appreciated. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org