Yes, I have a chilton's manual, it says remove the bolts attaching the engine and the transmission. I have made a discovery though, the 5 speed has 6 bolts holding them together and the automatic has 7 bolts holding the transmission. Sunday after posting my desperate message, I found the 7th bolt. I removed it today after finding another wiring harness bolt also. My son was in charge of removing all the bolts attached to the back of the engine. It is apparent he missed a few, this wasn't his first rodeo either. He helped swapping out the 2.9 in my 1988 Ranger SC also. Maybe I should have been more proactive in unbolting the 4.0 from the transmission. I still can't figure out why there is an extra bolt with the automatic though. The new 4.0 should be in after Thanksgiving. Also if you are pulling a 4.0 remove the motor mounts from the engine before separating the engine from the transmission.
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