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I did the passenger engine mount wasnt' too bad. I'm doing the drive side engine mount. I moved the compressor out of the way and I'm underneath the car. I can feel the top bolt but I need to know what is the best tool to get that bolt, any clues anybody?

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I used the box-end of a combination wrench to break it loose; the stubby ratchet is too short for that. Remove the bottom bolt from the mount and jack it up an inch or two, that will provide a little extra clearance to get a longer wrench in place.

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Set of two 16 and 17 makes it easier. Since wrench like this works as torque multiplier you use only 3/4 of specified torque.



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I have that exact tool. I can get the tool on the bolt but I can't loosened it by hand. When I try to attach a ratchet to it, the tool comes out of the bolt.

I have tried getting to the the top bolt with the tool already attached to the ratchet. Look at the pic, sometimes I can get a grab but turning it is difficult.
 

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Torque = Force x Length.
You can't undo the bolt with your tool.
You need 1 straight closed end ratchet wrench. One end of the wrench on the bolt, thread the other end with a pipe or conduit, find a support/leverage on the engine block.
The conduit is $2 for 16 feet at Lowes or Home Depot. Cut it to the appropriate length for the job.
 

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I have that exact tool. I can get the tool on the bolt but I can't loosened it by hand. When I try to attach a ratchet to it, the tool comes out of the bolt.

I have tried getting to the the top bolt with the tool already attached to the ratchet. Look at the pic, sometimes I can get a grab but turning it is difficult.
Tool you have is too short. Tool in the picture is 3 inches long. Idea is to attach long 3/8 extension then ratchet and attack it from below cross member. Ratcheting wrench works too but you need help of the prybar.
 

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I failed at the point where you were. But I read another post, the guy has to remove the hydraulic pump in order to get extra space, but he got a wagon just like mine. If you have a regular E320 sedan, you should not ran into space issue.
 
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