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Not necessarily difficult, but not a quick job.
Disconnect both front wishbones (4 bolts each side) and the anti-roll bar droplinks. Good opportunity to replace these if suspect......
Remove the exhaust downpipe.
Remove the bolts securing the steering rack to the subframe.
Remove the rear engine/gearbox mounting.
Disconnect the gear linkage from the pivot on the subframe (might be possible to do this once you've started to drop the subframe.
Remove the bolts securing the subframe to the car (six at the back, I think, and two in the "turrets")
You may have to fiddle the frame out from the heatshield under the tunnel......
Refitting is the reverse, as they say.
I think that's it!
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