A few days ago, I finished the set of all four motor mounts. I didn't bother with the shift shock absorber, because that's easily doable at any time.(previous post #5486
I like your style already. You motivate me, tbh. (DONT let it go to your head, lol) but I enjoy seeing other who are about that DiY mindset.A few days ago, I finished the set of all four motor mounts. I didn't bother with the shift shock absorber, because that's easily doable at any time.
The car was on the stands for 2 and a half weeks, and consequently, the wife (rightfully) on my case for that same interval. That passenger drive axle had been replaced before, so I went in hoping it'd slide right out. No such luck. I ordered a slide hammer. No dice. I wound up having to cut the axle, and then cut it again so the stub would fit into the bench vise. Even then, it didn't press out, it cracked the outer race, and that mid-shaft bearing came out of the motor mount bracket in pieces.
Removing the old mount from the bracket involved a hacksaw, a hammer, and a drift, and then a sanding drum on the cordless drill to recondition the inner surfaces of the bracket.
From there, it wasn't much trouble to press the new mount into the bracket, and the replacement drive axle slid in without the slightest fuss, with some plain grease on it.
Word of advice to anyone tackling that rear motor mount, just plan on cutting that axle out. Hope not to have to, yes, but be prepared to.
Also replaced the fuel filter. That's a lot easier to do with the driver's wheel and fender apron off, and direct access to the bottom of it.
About that aforementioned misfire code; I'd moved the #2 coil (misfire on 5) and saw the code move with it, so I swapped in a new coil, but then the code came back. Inspection of the front 3 spark plugs says it's time to replace them. A set of Denso Iridium TT's is on the way. I'm going to attempt it without tearing down the plenum.
Thanks!I like your style already. You motivate me, tbh. (DONT let it go to your head, lol) but I enjoy seeing other who are about that DiY mindset.
Anywho, hows the ol gal running now?