Phase two! I'm back folks
Had a buddy come past and help me out with the offering of beer and food lol.
Okay it's Connection removal time.
Remove all connections from the top of the engine such as coils, throttle body, and anything else you see accessible.
Remove the grounds on the timing cover and any brackets you see.
There's some hidden sensors that won't be visible so I'm here to give ya the scoop on those.
Ac compressor has two connections, one on the top and one and the bottom so be sure to remove those.
There is a connection by the oil filter, power steering and alternator.
That's the alternator connector
Oh and here's a well needed tip.
The power steering AND ac compressor and condenser and be pushed to the side so no draining power steering fluid or dealing with the ac system
The drivers side has a ground hidden on the firewall but that can be unplugged. Passenger side has quite a few connections which are on the top so its pretty visible. You also have the fuel pressure regulator held on by two bolts and remove the hose as well.
On the rear of the engine you have two firewall coolant hoses the two camshaft sensors and one big connector (haven't removed this yet).
Bottom? Fun times my friends. The cat bolts have to be removed. I opted to removed the ones closet to the manifold and I HIGHLY suggest a swivel connector, it will make thing's so much easier.
Also while your down there you should remove the motor mount bolts. There is one on each side and it's a 17mm.
Next remove the starter Which has 2 14mm bolts and a ten mm nut for the battery cable.
After that i would start removing the transmission case bolts. The bolt ones are 14mm but as you get towards the middle they turn into 17mm. Also there's a crankshaft sensor that should be removed from the bottom of the transmission as well.
I think that's about it, I only have the top Trans bolts, the firewall hoses and that big connector on the rear and it should come out smoothly!
Edit. Engine is out but wanted to add a few notes.
Watch out for the trans cooler lines located on the side by the oil filter. They will stop you from removing the engine and can easily be removed by taking off the two ten mm bolts.