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Old 18 May 2011, 05:51 pm
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imo, if the bolt is broke and you need to lift the motor to get to it, then replace it while you're there. And yes, the easiest way, without pulling motor/tranny, is to lift the motor/tranny while you're under it. Be very careful!
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Old 18 May 2011, 06:21 pm
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I've seen people breaking the center mount bolt...so that's probably what happened....now you'll need to try to drill it out or try to take the center motor mount bracket out, that's where the other piece of the bolt is. Just look at this link and you'll get an idea. Look at the posting # 2, you'll see the center motor mount circled in red and the guy holding the motor mount bracket in the pictures above .

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Old 18 May 2011, 08:33 pm
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Dont know yet its pretty far back there, any suggestions?
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Old 18 May 2011, 08:56 pm
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I guess you will have to pull the bracket out BTW... where you live? Some of us ( PT guys ) usually get together to work in the cars, so if you are in the NY or NJ area we can arrange stop by and help you
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Old 19 May 2011, 11:00 am
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I guess you will have to pull the bracket out BTW... where you live? Some of us ( PT guys ) usually get together to work in the cars, so if you are in the NY or NJ area we can arrange stop by and help you
I wish, try Arizona. Short drive come on by.
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Old 19 May 2011, 11:12 am
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I think Sears sells a kit that has a drill and left handed ez out. They also have a drill that is left handed with a gripper tip of some sort just for taking out bolts that have sheared off.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...blockType=G101

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Old 19 May 2011, 11:15 am
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I wish, try Arizona. Short drive come on by.
Yeah ...a little too far for me
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Old 19 May 2011, 12:09 pm
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could be but id bet some thing else broke if tht bolt did you r lucky you didnt trash the radiator
now on to the procedure

What you need to do is be sure the motor and tranny are supported on a jack
then with the mounts all loose
slowely jack the motor up
its pretty easy
jusrt be sure to get the jack secured BEFORE you remove any motor mount bolts
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Old 19 May 2011, 03:30 pm
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could be but id bet some thing else broke if tht bolt did you r lucky you didnt trash the radiator
now on to the procedure

What you need to do is be sure the motor and tranny are supported on a jack
then with the mounts all loose
slowely jack the motor up
its pretty easy
jusrt be sure to get the jack secured BEFORE you remove any motor mount bolts
What do you mean something else broke also? That scares me. wow. I feel sick to my stomach. You know the star bolt that goes into the center of the mid mount, can you access it from the passenger fender well. Thats where I pulled the broken off bolt from. Whats I dont understand is I thought that bolt breaking is why my engine is leaning on the passenger side but, why is the bolt lining up if thats the case? Is the mid mount middle bolt still in it and the snapped off bolt something different? Im really lost now.
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Old 19 May 2011, 04:24 pm
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sorry its so hard to say with out seing if the middle bolt is broke but lined up and the motor is leaning to the pass isde its simple something is out of l;ine

I dont knwo if you can access it or not never had to do that one
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