Re: C5 engine removal from top!!!!
You are going to have a very hard time getting it out the top without removing the steering rack. And of course you are going to have to remove the radiator/fans and it might be a good idea to remove most of the front accessories too. The motor has to come forward quite a ways to clear the torque tube input shaft. Taking it out the bottom is definitely the best way to do it, but I realize if you're doing it outside in your driveway that is pretty near impossible unless you can get the car at least 3 feet off the ground.
Good luck and be careful!
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