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Old 06-14-2015, 10:29 AM   #1
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In trying to remove the starter on my Olds Cutlass Ciera I discovered that a motor mount had broken and the starter'* long bolt is sitting on top of the undercarriage of the car.

I hear I can jack the underside of the motor to get to the bolt. Can someone advise me as to where I can safely place the jack?

I have the car up on jackstands already and everything out but that one dang bolt....
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Well, you have two options....jack the engine up, or lower the cradle......

Easier to jack the engine.....put something like a 2X6 piece of board under the tranny pan, towards the engine/tranny junction....then jack up the board.....

Remember though, a jack can come down, especially if there is a leak, so be careful....shouldn't have to jack it up too much anyway....and get that mount fixed too....
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