GTX Engine Removal

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I recently acquired a motorized winch and was wondering if I can lift a complete engine out of a 1996 GTX without removing the pipe and carbs? Is it possible?
 


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You can't with the pipe on. Some hulls you might be able to leave the carbs on like the 97+ XP but I pretty sure it won't work on the GTX. Honestly it's 4 bolts to get the cabs off so why risk the trouble?
 

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Ive done it many times, just thought it would save some time and its easier on the bench.
 

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I have done it with the carbs on a 96 GTX, BUT be careful! The motor swung over a little and bent the choke plate on one of the carbs. They are the farthest thing that sticks out. Glad I had a second set.
 

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I will be pulling the engine in the 97GTX but I already removed the carbs, exhaust and cylinders.
 

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With all of that removed already, you should be able to just reach in there and lift it out yourself. That;s how I got mine out. Going back in though, I will probably heed a lift, since it will have the cylinders and manifold back on it
 

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With all of that removed already, you should be able to just reach in there and lift it out yourself. That;s how I got mine out. Going back in though, I will probably heed a lift, since it will have the cylinders and manifold back on it
Yup.... I just lifted it out by hand. LOL after I disconnected the starter and ground wire. :)
 

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Yup.... I just lifted it out by hand. LOL after I disconnected the starter and ground wire. :)
After 25 years of lifting these things out by hand my back tells me every day that I should have been using a hoist.
 

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Yeah, I would have definitely used a hoist if I had one. I am probably going to buy one for the install.
 

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After 25 years of lifting these things out by hand my back tells me every day that I should have been using a hoist.
Sorry, I didn't mention that the cylinders, pipe, carbs and all that stuff was removed. :) My jest was that when I lifted the engine to remove it, the starter was still connected. I have a hoist and will reinstall using it for sure. Wasn't much too the engine with all the stuff removed but still easy to injure one's self. Hoist is better for sure.
 

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