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Old 08-04-2010, 05:39 PM   #11
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No weight on it? That'* not much of a mount, lol. But it makes the repair easy.

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The fact that it doesn't hold the motor in the air doesn't mean it'* not much of a mount. Some mounts hold things still and others hold them up. Smile and enjoy that it'* the easiest mount to replace.

Maybe you should consider replacing the rear trans mount? Whatcha think Dan....lol
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Rear tranny mount? I know someone who can help me. See you at 6:30.
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Good luck with that. The far bay is a GTP on stands with no transmission and the other bay is a Park Ave that'* hiding because it has no plates and can't sit outside because of the plates.
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Well, you guys were right. It was just two bolts. Of course, you failed to mention that I had to pull a 3" bolt out of a 1" gap between the mount and the subframe. That was an interesting half-hour of wrestling, off-color language, and pointless spraying of WD-40.

Autopsy reveals that the rubber was only cracked on the outside, not anywhere near the bolt holes. Nothing improved during the test drive, but I feel better on the inside, so I'd call it a job well done. Thanks again, everyone.

FYI, Bill, you need both 13mm and 15mm sockets and wrenches, in addition to the usual tire removal stuff.
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You did it the hard way if you had trouble. I know the space issue that you are talking about and w/o looking at it, I forget how to make it easy. but it can be easy w/o a fight.

Blah blah blah on the needing a second wrench...lol I can't give ya everything upfront. It'* in the Gearhead section that we must occasionally leave a few things for the member to find out on their own. Now where'* the pictures and write up? You are going to do one for future dog bone replacers, right?
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The easy way seemed to be taking out the upper bolt, lowering the engine and transmission (but not the subframe) about an inch, and then taking out the lower bolt. Another easy way would be removing the lower mount mount from the transmission, but I couldn't get enough torque behind the wrench. Oh well.

I always plan to take lots of pictures and write a good write-up, but then I get gunk on my hands (so I don't want to touch my camera), end up messing up, breaking something, running out of daylight, and/or bleeding, and forget all about becoming a Gearhead.

Though I may go back and document the process after dinner…
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Dinner is over!

I would have popped those two diff cover bolts from the sound of it. It'* time to go tool shopping if you didn't have the right tool for the job.
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I would have popped those two diff cover bolts from the sound of it. It'* time to go tool shopping if you didn't have the right tool for the job.
I did go tool shopping. Right after I put the upper bolt and tire back on, of course.

I popped my tire off, took a couple pictures, and pointed out the mount location, so expect a little how-to in the next few days.
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