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Old 14 Aug 2011, 10:20 am
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I need help gentleman... 2005 PT Cruiser GT Turbo.

I need to replace the valve stem seals. This requires removing the timing belt and I haven't gotten to that step yet.

I am stuck at removing the right engine mount. How in the heck does it come out? I have removed the four bolts that secure it to the fender/unibody crap whatever you call it.

So now what?

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Old 14 Aug 2011, 10:34 am
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Maybe this will help:

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Old 14 Aug 2011, 10:36 am
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What I did is I put two jacks under the engine (one under the oil pan, the other under the tranny), disconnected the exhaust and transmission mount and lowered the tranny side jack and lifted the oil pan jack until I had the engine tilted enough to get it out. Also I remember I had to turn it a certain way to get that big cast iron thing out

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Old 14 Aug 2011, 11:50 am
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What I did is I put two jacks under the engine (one under the oil pan, the other under the tranny), disconnected the exhaust and transmission mount and lowered the tranny side jack and lifted the oil pan jack until I had the engine tilted enough to get it out. Also I remember I had to turn it a certain way to get that big cast iron thing out
Yep! Just removed my '01 passenger's mount bolt and jacked waaaaay up.

BTW, you can use air to keep valves up- Don't need to remove head, but
I'm sure you knew this
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 04:02 pm
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Hey thanks everyone, I really appreciate your quick responses!

I loosened the driver side mount... just a couple of turns and I saw a big change... jacked the passenger side of the motor up a little more. Who am I kidding.. I jacked it up way more and pulled everything right out.

I didn't need to remove the headlight to pull out anything.

Now I see why the mechanics charge so much... so much to do and so just difficult to get things out. For example, I went to take one bolt out of the right motor mount with a ratchet wrench... then got stuck... couldn't get my wrench off... couldn't screw it in. Ok stop laughing. Grrrrrrrr. LOL So I cut the bolt in half. Where do I get a new bolt?

So I pressed on, removing this and removing that. I decided to pull the head, I did buy the adapters to use the compressor and the valve spring compressor tool but... apparently not the correct air compressor adapters as the spark plug wells are so deep. So I'm removing the head... currently stuck the removal of the exhaust headers... and just tired of a long day. hahaha

I'm off to El Paso tomorrow, returning Thursday evening. Do you all have suggestions for removal of the exhaust header?

Thanks again guys!!!
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 04:40 pm
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You have the cast manifold?

I did a how-to that shows manifold brace. It here someplace, or used to be.

Remove head and exhaust manifold as one, otherwise you'll NEVER get it off.
Only the four bolts for manifold to downpipe
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 04:43 pm
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You have the cast manifold?

I did a how-to that shows manifold brace. It here someplace, or used to be.

Remove head and exhaust manifold as one, otherwise you'll NEVER get it off.
Only the four bolts for manifold to downpipe
I'm not sure if it's cast iron, I haven't even removed the heat shield yet. I think I took off one of the 8mm bolts and then it began storming so I secured for the day. I'll look for your how-to.

Thanks!
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 04:52 pm
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Go get some Mopar Rust Penetrant pn 04318039AC developed a loooong time ago by the chem lab at tech center..... that stuff is UNBELIEVABLE.... the 4 studs / nuts and heat shield looked even worse when I did mine looked like snap off specials but I soaked them overnight with that stuff and they came right off. Always have a can in the cabinet.
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 04:56 pm
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Go get some Mopar Rust Penetrant pn 04318039AC developed a loooong time ago by the chem lab at tech center..... that stuff is UNBELIEVABLE.... the 4 studs / nuts and heat shield looked even worse when I did mine looked like snap off specials but I soaked them overnight with that stuff and they came right off. Always have a can in the cabinet.
The first one came off no problem. The GT is actually in great shape... we've had it now for 2 years. It just has 115K miles on it and I'm trying to do everything to keep this GT running well while my daughter goes to the University of Florida but, thanks for the advice... I always have a can of PB Blaster on my shelf.
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 04:58 pm
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Mine came off too?!

Here's the linky, pic intense
Exhaust stuff is about 3/4 of way down page

Headgasket R&R

I'm sure Neon one's are the same, I'm in MN if you can't get one-
1. I'll check 4-sure
2. Can 1st class it, cheap ship
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