Remove Engine from 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 L V6

Remove Engine from 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 L V6

Remove Engine from 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 L V6.mp3

Steve

Hey I’m Steve

Matt

And I am Matt

Steve and Matt

And we are not mechanics.

Steve

But what we are is driven to get this job done. This is not a how to video. This is really more of two to regular guys just basically getting it done and that’s it, that’s it. And we don’t know what we’re doing but we do it anyway.

Matt

But we can read.

Steve

We can read.

Matt

We can look at pictures.

Steve

And we watch YouTube videos.

Matt

And we watch YouTube videos.

Steve

And we guarantee at the end of this video series this puppy is going to be back in Matt’s truck and he’s going to be going vroom -vroom down the road.

Matt

Maybe with the V8.

Steve

Maybe with the V8.

Matt

V876

Steve

All right, so here we go. All right. You are looking at a 2006 Dodge Ram one morning back in wintertime. Matt came out fired it up, went back inside and all of a sudden it started making one hell of a noise Matt came running out he shut it off.

Matt

I didn’t shut off it shut itself.

Steve

Did it? So, we tried turning the crank manually and it will turn and then it will stop. So, obviously something metal is in the way. We have removed basically the mechanical Fan, fan shrouds, the serpentine belt, let’s see here the AC is right there. What else? Oh, we took out the alternator which was over there someplace. And now basically we’re kind of getting to the sexy part, we’re going to be removing this huge wire harness here trying to get us clear access to the valve covers, the valve covers are going to come off and we’re going to see if we’re able to ascertain any exciting information at that point. Oh, and then the air box, shit, all the air box stuff was removed as well. So, we’re going to fight with this wire harness at this point.

All right, so we had a little change of plans. We pulled that valve cover off and everything was looking just fine and we were gonna pull this valve cover off right here and we decided why bother. Obviously, the engine has got to get pulled. There’s something dramatic in the way. So, we’re just gonna go ahead and move forward with pulling the engines so. This cross member is going to come off starting here; the radiator is going to come out we’ll figure out whether we have to…. Oh, son of a bitch. Son of a bitch. Okay. Pretty docile.
For now, at least we’ll probably have to remove the hood as well. All right. So, that’s that. All right. So, we’ve hit the exhaust, all the exhaust bolts with or exhaust studs with PB, they’re soaking. So, while they soak we’re going to pull the intake manifold off and because this cal comes down so much somebody, some smart guy on the internet somewhere said that pulling this will make getting the engine out tremendously easier and that we probably won’t have to pull the…. What is this thing called? The hood.

Matt

The hood. We got rid of the rust by the way. Oh, by the way we took this off.

Steve

That’s the what?

Matt

I don’t even remember.

Steve

That’s the cross bar.

Matt

So, we took him off, we took the radiator out and take a look with the V6. Oh, I wasn’t gonna be in the video but with the V6 you can freaking walk around in here. I’m trying to talk Matt into replacing it with a Hemi. So, we’ll see what happens there.

Steve

That’ll be a good video, replace it with a hemi.

Matt

Hell, yeah with your 4 speed or 5 speed whatever?

Steve

6 speed.

Matt

6 speed

Steve

Yeah.

Matt

Oh my God. That would put this truck on the map.

Steve

Good?

Matt

I think so.

Steve

All right. I think it’s recording. My bad, I didn’t see any numbers.

Matt

Oh, I got a foot cramp.

Steve

We got this video, foot cramp. Good deal, that’s a way to start a video. Move over partner let me get this in here. Got the intake manifold, it just came right out, they just clue these things together.

Matt

Oh, smokes, check it out. Nice

Steve

You are going to look at the bottom of that again?

Matt

Huh, nothing new to look at.

Steve

Nothing new?

Matt

Very exciting.

Steve

Let me come over here see what we got.

Matt

We still got a throttle cable that we need to go like this and go like that. oh, okay. So, we still got a bracket that we need to deal here but ….

Steve

And what does that connect to write there?

Matt

What, this?

Steve

Yeah.

Matt

This is your throttle. Watch! Vroom. vroom, vroom.

Steve

Right.

Matt

Vroom. vroom, vroom.

Steve

That’s what it’ll sound like when we put the V8 in it.

Matt

No, if you put the V8 in it it’ll go bed de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de de.

All right I think we’re good.

Steve

All right.

Matt

See how much easier it’s gonna be to get to these bell housing bolts with this thing out of the way and we’ve probably given ourselves I don’t know…..

Steve

A lot of room

Matt

….12 inches.

Steve

Come to this side.

Matt

We’ve given ourselves12 inches of space.

Steve

We’ve got a lot of space in there.

Matt

Basically, where we’re at on this is we need to…. when you pull the O2 sensors off of the y pipe just so that when we drop the exhaust it doesn’t rip the O2 sensors from their connectors. But we don’t have a what we think to be a13 sixteenths. So, we’ve got somebody going to the store for us to get a 13 sixteenths when we get those O2 sensors off. And then there’s just two flanges for each of the exhaust manifolds. It’s just a flange that if I can find it is connected to the y pipe. So far one nut came off. I’m sure the other three will make us pay our dues. But obviously once we get all four of those done and then the white pipe is going to fall and we don’t want a rip out the O2 sensor. So, we are on standby till we do that. So, we pulled the starter out and I think now we’re going to start thinking about bell housing bolts and we are probably going to have this engine out by the end of the day. All right. That’s it.

All right. So, we rented a tool from Auto Zone.

Steve

Here you go.

Matt

We rented out this tool, show them the rest of it. I can only see the tip of it.

Steve

We rented this tool from Auto Zone and it’s going to help us get the O2 sensors off.

Matt

What do they call them? An oxygen sensor Auto removable.

Steve

Or something like that.

Matt

You just slide it right in?

Steve

Slide it.

Matt

Like that, right over.

Steve

Look at that.

Matt

Sure it’s on there nice a solid. You might want to watch your phone. It’s still not easy but it’s better than a wrench.

Steve

Yeah. Is my head in the way?

Matt

I am going to try it from here.

Steve

All right.

Matt

Just break it.

Steve

See what a bad ass this guy is? There he is right there. I won’t be in the video but he can be in the video. Your face is all red though. Look at it go look at it.

Matt

All right. Fucking bell housing bolts. They’re all crazy and they’re different like.

Steve

All right. So, there’s the pan. We’ve got a bell housing bolt right here which I believe is a 15 this guy right here. So, there’s a bell housing bolt right there.

Matt

I think we took this one out already. I don’t think there’s a stud there. Now that was probably, this is probably just where the starter goes. There’s nothing there, up here there’s a bracket and I’m not sure what. As we come down around the other way there’s a….

Steve

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Matt

Right here.

Steve

Yeah.

Matt

That one’s a 15.

Steve

Yeah.

Matt

Can you point out the rest? I think that one is a 15 too and then try the next one it might be….

Steve

That one right there.

Matt

Is that the 16?

Steve

That is a 16.

Matt

All right. So, just let’s make notes of …..

Steve

16 up on the top.

Matt

Make a note of the fact that this is a stud right here.

Steve

Okay.

Matt

This guy right here is a stud. So, that’s it and then we’re going to have to go around top to get the rest.

Steve

All right. So, we’re starting on the bell housing bolts. We got transmission jack under the transmission. We actually got really, really, really lucky with the exhaust manifolds where they made up…. the flange is made up with the y pipe because we were able to get all four of them without too much hassle at all. So, the white pipe is now completely separated from our exhaust manifolds and I think we’re pretty much there on all of the connections. We’re just going after the bell housing bolts and we’re going to disconnect the engine from the transmission and then it’s just a matter of motor mounts and then we should be we be pulling this one out. That’s kind of where we’re at right now. It’s about 95 degrees, I almost passed out.

Matt

Whoever watches this video.

Steve

All right. This is a…. what you call it? A super naval condouple triple lindy knot.

Matt

That’s right. You know what, you replicate it.

Steve

And if you want to troll about the knot troll about the fucking kot, I could care less.

Matt

It’s my own specialty.

Steve

Yeah. So how many years were you in the Navy?

Matt

Four years five months.

Steve

Four years. But it was 32 years ago.

Matt

Four years five months 16 hours 32 minutes.

Steve

Here you go but it is a shitload long time ago.

Matt

Yeah, 20 plus.

Steve

So, we’re almost there. We are getting ready to pull. All right. Keep on going. You’ve got to go up some more, you’ve got to clear this…you’ve got to clear that.

Matt

Everything else is clear, we’re good.

Steve
Everything’s clear. Take it straight out. Use your muscles man.

Matt

People [inaudible10:29] down and hosed down everything is clear or I could do that.

Steve

Yeah, this is a condo man. We have done it man. Oh, wow, wow, wow. Of course. How is that possible?

Matt

oh, they’re just a test for [inaudible11:00].