After we decided to wait on the POR-15 until tomorrow morning, Jonathan started back in the engine bay. The first thing he removed was the positive battery lead.
A picture of Jonathan holding the battery lead. My job was to take pictures and collect and organize the wires.
The black plastic cover from the windshield wiper motor conveniently fell off while Jonathan was removing it. It is currently under the Trans Am.
It was unsuccessful because there were actually three bolts holding the wiper motor in place. In this picture Jonathan looks like he is kicking something, but in reality he was climbing inside the engine bay to remove the second bolt he could not reach from the outside.
Removing the second bolt.
Now that he is inside the engine bay, Jonathan can see there are three bolts. He is removing the third bolt in this picture.
This is a picture of the handy as-seen-on-tv arm band magnet that we bought at Menards. Instead of wearing it on his arm, Jonathan secures it to the car while he is working. It holds tools very nicely.
We were listening to '90s music (my personal favorite) while we worked on the engine bay. This picture shows the arm band magnet after my dancing montage. Only one tool fell off. Amazing!
The windshield wiper motor is hooked to the transmission link for the wipers. It is not accessible unless the cowl screen is removed.
Next Jonathan needs to remove the windshield wiper arms. He is climbing out of the engine bay to look up information on how to do this.
This is me. I took this picture while Jonathan was researching how to remove the windshield wiper arms. He discovered there is a windshield wiper arm removal tool made especially for removing windshield wiper arms. Unfortunately we do not own one. According to the service manual we need a Wiper Arm Removal Tool J-8966 (or Equivalent). Anyone have one we could borrow for a few minutes?
This is Jonathan yelling "OW!". He was attempting to hold the cowl screen back out of the way (since we are missing the all-important J-8966 tool) and turn out the nut securing the transmission link to the wiper motor. His wife would have held it back, but she was busy taking this great picture.
Jonathan has perfected his method and loosened the first nut.
On to the second nut.
I hope we can pay someone to help us figure out where all these go when we get the engine back... (I am thinking most of them are pretty important.)
Jonathan asked me to look inside the wheel well and find the screws for a mounting bracket. Do you see them? There are two, in the lower left corner of the picture.