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i did a search and couldnt really find much. i got my rear poly mount yesterday. took the bolts out to remove the old one and couldnt actually get it out. i wiggled it around for about 45 minutes and no luck. any tips or is it just gunna be luck and patience?
 

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Did you just remove the bracket that was on the tranny? Or just undo the two bolts holding the mount in?

It's not too bad once you get the bracket off. Just pull it forward and wiggle it alot.
 

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you'll need to man handle it alittle... a small prybar or flat blade screw driver will help.
 

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Just work it. You shouldn't have to take that bracket out at all. Just get a screwdriver or a prybar and pry a bit. You can also use a bar of some sort to pry on the motor to move the entire thing free of the mount. I used my jack handle.
 

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Thanks. ill have to give it a shot tomorrow if its not pouring like it was today. im always affraid im gunna break something when i try to force it to do what i want lol.
 

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I tired to get it off without taking the bracket off, and got tired of trying to pry the engine around. It only took me about about 2 min to get the old one out and new one in with the bracket off. There are only 3 bolts holding the bracket on though. The bottom 2 are easy, the 3rd bolt is annoying.
 

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Put the car up on jack stands, and put a jack under the motor. Use the jack to alleviate pressure from the motor. push the motor up as high as the the other motor mounts will give you sway, trying to push the motor more forward AWAY from the tranny mount. this should give you those extra inches you need. Does this make sense?
 

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You're gonna love the way your focus feels after that install. be prepared for vibration though... Do you have the other 2 mounts solid as well??
 

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You're gonna love the way your focus feels after that install. be prepared for vibration though... Do you have the other 2 mounts solid as well??
no im gunna wait on the other two. gotta waste some money on winter tires and then exhaust.

i would take a hammer to it if i could ensure thats the only thing i would be breaking lol. i mean what use is the old one right?
 

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no im gunna wait on the other two. gotta waste some money on winter tires and then exhaust./QUOTE]

I'll recommend this bit of advice from experience. If you plan on modding your car, especially in a performance manner, you NEED to have ALL of your motor mounts done first.

I ignored my friends advice only to eventually at one point or another blow ALL of my stock motor mounts. Just doing one mount puts stress on the other 2 mounts. The saying is true, you're only as strong as your weakest link. Do what you will, it's your tuning experience.

Mack
 
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