(Material aspects)

The motivating drive or energy that we need within a situation can be perceived in dreams as an engine. When the dream seems to concentrate on the mechanical action of the engine, we may need to be looking at the more dynamic pragmatic ways of dealing with our lives.

To be removing the engine could indicate a health problem, perhaps putting our health at risk by overdoing it. You might also wish to consult the entries for car, engine, piston and transport.