How to access upper bell-housing bolts for engine removal 97 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD including any other problems for removal?

Only way is to run your hands along to find bolts, and work in small area. be sure to have plenty of lock free, as it's best to let it soak for about 15 minutes, and will help when prying off the bell housing. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer; Actually there is another way. I personally remove my share of motor and transmissions in my time... I used a 3-foot extension from the bottom of the vehicle with the correct socket and ratchet you should be able to remove all the bell-housing bolts. With the proper floor clearance of course...