1999 E320, 2000 E320, 2003 E320 Wagon, 2005 C230K SS, 2010 Accord LX w Eibach & Koni FSD's
Every top motor mount I've done, you can remove bolt with fingers once it is broken loose.
that is really good news, I definitely tend to overthink things as Deplore suggests, especially since was stopped by the special tool being to short. The car has less than 60K is nearly mint and has no rust issues and there is very little rust issue in Hawaii. So will not buy the racheting stubby. Thanks for taking the time to replay to my simple questions!Every top motor mount I've done, you can remove bolt with fingers once it is broken loose.
Do NOT jack up engine until bolts are removed or loosen! I prefer to jack up only the side where the mount is being removed.Progress, I received the Baum motor mount tool a couple days ago.
This morning put the car up securely up on jackstands and have 3 ton jack under oil pan with 2x6 between
to distribute the weight. I put the Baum wrench on 16mm hex head and attached a long 3/8" extension.
Then tried both a 3/8 breaker bar and a 1/2 breaker bar reduced to 3/8. So far no dice.
The weight of the 1/2 breaker bar makes it a bit unwieldy. Problem is looking up once on back.
Experience disorientation after only a couple minutes due to a horrid surgery post accident that never should have happened... Took some pics
Was not clear, only had the big jack with wood block snug against oil pan, for safety, was not jacking it.Do NOT jack up engine until bolts are removed or loosen! I prefer to jack up only the side where the mount is being removed.
Make sure you're turning in the correct direction. From underneath the car, that would be clockwise.
If you're doing it from the top, it's counter clockwise. From underneath the car, it's the opposite.....so clockwise.I may have not tried the right direction to crack it loose. I thought it was righty tighty (clockwise) and you are suggesting the opposite. Used to be better at this.
I am doing it from underneath, on the drivers sideJack on oil pan is not needed for safety while unbolting the motor mounts. Any upward force will increase torque required to remove the bolts
^^^^^This is correct. When viewing it FROM THE BOTTOM, the direction will be clockwise.EDIT:
Bolt, as seen from the top, is loosen by turning left, counter clockwise.