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Thread: Driver side motor mount bolt.

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    Driver side motor mount bolt.

    Dropped my SBF in today without much trouble. But, the driver side motor attached engine mount bolt that goes into the frame motor mount bracket is killing me. The 21MM nut seems impossible to get to with the frame mounted power steering bracket in the way. My knuckles are taking a beating. The friction lock bolts seems to need the strength of Superman, if I could get to it.

    What am I missing?

    Thanks, Ralph

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    It is a PITA to tighten for sure with P/S.

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    Steering in is not even in yet, just the bracket welded to the frame that the steering mounts through. Maybe I will just weld the parts together (snicker). How did you do it?
    Ralph

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    I doubled up 2 combo wrenches and just toughed it out.

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    Not sure what doubled up on combo wrenches means, but I cannot even get a wrench on the nut. Was able to use an open end wrench on for part way (using a rubber mallet to hit on the end of the wrench), but now am having trouble getting anything on the nut. Really don't want unbolt motor mount from the frame and lift motor, but am still thinking.

    I know we are always told "it is the fun of the journey, rather than the destination", but right now that is not my feeling.

    Thanks, Ralph
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    If I had to guess he is talking about this knuckle busting use of two wrenches.

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    Jeep, thanks for that explanation. I will keep that in mind.

    My problem here is I cannot get the closed end of the wrench on the nut. The bracket welded to the frame for the steering bearing/electric motor mount is in the way. Maybe I will take the motor mount bracket that is attached to the frame loose and try to jack up the motor enough to get the wrench on the bolt.

    Thanks, Ralph

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