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#1 dyshipfakta

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:54 PM

Hi all had a recent mot failure on failed front mounts gonna go solid on them in the not too distant future. Only issue is 1 side came out easily as expected as the other has collapsed and I can’t get a socket on the front bolt. It’s not far off but still causing me bother.
Andy advice appreciated all other bolts out without issue just can’t get a socket through the front valance as it won’t line up.

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Andy

#2 nicklouse

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:57 PM

Jack the subframe up or press the body up whichever is needed.



#3 dyshipfakta

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:18 PM

Body needs to go up. My only remaining thought is to undo the towers and jack across the floors? Maybe

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:11 PM

I had this recently.
I loosened the tower bolt on but didnt remove it. Loosened the subframe that mounts to the floor pan then used a crow bar on the subframe tower(where it makes contact under baulkhead). Get an assistant to do this whilst you undo the teardrop bolt.
This worked a treat for me after suffering for hours with it!
If gaps uneven on the new teardrops you can buy slotted shims.




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