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 #365374  by user97
 March 2nd, 2017, 2:05 pm
I am getting ready to drop the cradle on my Pacifica. I've never used engine support bar before -- in the past, when pulling tranny on the van I just used a second tranny jack to hold up the engine.

Any recommendations as to how best to do it? What kind of engine support should I use -- should I buy a support bar or fabricate something out of wood?


Thanks!
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 #365383  by paintballdude05
 March 2nd, 2017, 3:29 pm
user97 wrote:I am getting ready to drop the cradle on my Pacifica. I've never used engine support bar before -- in the past, when pulling tranny on the van I just used a second tranny jack to hold up the engine.

Any recommendations as to how best to do it? What kind of engine support should I use -- should I buy a support bar or fabricate something out of wood?


Thanks!
I saw this on sale earlier this week, I'd go this way vs. making your own since it's fairly cheap. I've always used a jack also, but wouldn't hesitate to buy a bar since it's safer.

http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/1 ... -p8668048e
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 #365385  by adu1982
 March 2nd, 2017, 4:45 pm
http://m.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-capa ... 20provided

Good reviews and you can slap a 20% off coupon on top too Image

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 #367434  by user97
 May 26th, 2017, 9:05 am
Just closing the loop on this one -- I replaced the subframe. The HF support bar was too short of the Pacifica. I ended up buying/using OTC Tools 1725 Three Point Engine Support Bar:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QER3I2/

That thing worked amazingly well -- very good design: study and stable. Have nothing but great things to say about it.

Just an FYI.