Mazda Fusion Engine Swap - Exhaust Manifold Removal
11. There are two bolts that secure the bottom of the exhaust manifold to the exhaust pipe. Remove the nuts on the bolts. Its a very good idea to spray these with rust penetrant first, let that soak in and then remove them.
12. Remove the the top heat shield from the exhaust. (5 bolts)
13. Now that the top heat shield is out of the way you can remove all of the nuts that are holding the exhaust manifold to the engine.
14. The final step is to remove the bolt for the exhaust manifold support bracket. You can then lift the manifold out of the engine. There is not a lot of clearance so you may have to take out the manifold at an angle.
15. Disconnect the main wire harness from the fuse box. There is a quick connector on the left and two nuts holding the cables on the right.
16. Now that the wiring harness is free, go ahead and move it over to the engine and out of the way. Your engine bay should now look like this. I have the heater hoses out of the way, all of the wiring harnesses out of the way, and finally the shift cables are out of the way. In this photo the fuel line and the brake booster tube are still connected - if you followed the above procedures, you should have removed these already.
17. You'll want to remove the slave cylinder and move it aside. There are two bolts holding the bracket and two bolts holding the slave cylinder. Automatic transmissions do not have this part.
18. You will want to move the power steering pump out of the way. It is held by 3 bolts. Undo the bolts (you don't have to remove them completely) and move the power steering pump aside. Use some wire or cable to secure it.
19. With the power steering pump out of the way you can now remove the coolant hose (green) from the thermostat housing.