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As per the heading.

Is it possible to access and remove the crank from below with the engine still in the car?

Also, what would cause my Corsa to break a con-rod?

It is a 53 plate, 1.2, 16v with approx 80k on the clock.

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Yes and no.to get the crank out you have to remove the gearbox, clutch, flywheel and water/oil pump housings. so you have no mountings holding engine in the car! if its broken a rod and damaged the crank it will be easier and probably cheaper to source a replacement engine.
 

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Yes and no.to get the crank out you have to remove the gearbox, clutch, flywheel and water/oil pump housings. so you have no mountings holding engine in the car! if its broken a rod and damaged the crank it will be easier and probably cheaper to source a replacement engine.
Ah, ok. Thank you for the reply.
We're pretty mechanically minded. Will probably give it a shot from below and see what we've got. Nothing lost, except a bit of time and a lot of grime in the hair and eyes :)
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As the 1.2's have a 2 part crank case as Mr Drew said it will be far easier to remove the complete engine to work on it as there will be no mounts holding the engine in place.
If you have damage to the lower end of the engine the cost of the parts will be more than a replacement engine now or write the car off even if you do the work yourself you will still be looking at £400+ to replace the crankshaft or have it reground which if it needs this amount of work the cylinder head will also be in a poor state from low oil pressure too.
 
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