According to the Bentley Repair manual I will need to remove the transmission first before lifting out the engine. With the engine seized, I won't be able to turn the motor to access the bolts that secure the torque converter to the fly wheel. My initial thought was to remove the engine with transmission which might be quite a challenge considering the available space. After removal I would need to start disassemble the engine until I am able to rotate the crankshaft, and then remove the transmission. According to the manual I also will need a special tool to secure the torque converter to the transmission in order to not damage the torque converter seal. It seems that tool is only available at a dealer for $300. My second thought is now to remove the transmission, pulling it off the converter and then replace the torque converter seal afterwards. This would also allow me (so I hope) not to disconnect the A/C lines from the condenser. As you can image with the engine not running and the car parked in my garage, I don't see how to evacuate the A/C system. Any suggestions? Thanks.