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Old 06-28-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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Whats the secret to removing motor mounts ? I got 2 to break loose but the other 2 wont budge. Ive tried everthing liquid wrench, tapping , w-d 40 nothing seems to free them up. Ive even tried heating them with a hair drier and that didnt work either. Please help.....
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Whats the secret to removing motor mounts ? I got 2 to break loose but the other 2 wont budge. Ive tried everthing liquid wrench, tapping , w-d 40 nothing seems to free them up. Ive even tried heating them with a hair drier and that didnt work either. Please help.....
from the chassis or the engine blocks?

for chassis. use a hair dryer... (not a heat gun)
sit it almost on-top of the mounts, to the side so it's lying against the chassis side guards.

leave it on high for 10-15 minutes.

flip it over. get a hex DRIVER, and hit the top of drive reasonably hard with a set of flat sided pliers(not a hammer..)

should loosen up

DONT HEAT FROM CHASSIS PLATE SIDE... more luck heating the actual mounts.

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for getting engine block off mounts. heat the mounts again as above.

sit the engine down aganst something. grab a piece of wood or as such, put it against the mounts and lightly tap the piece of wood with something.

it will loosen them.
i just had this problem with my xray mounts on my engine. works a charm
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Sometimes smacking the back of the wrench with a hammer will get them loose. If that dont work just cut a slot in the bolt and use a flat head screw driver.
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Sometimes smacking the back of the wrench with a hammer will get them loose. If that dont work just cut a slot in the bolt and use a flat head screw driver.
Oh yeah do this on the chassis side. If it is on the engine side sometimes you can use vise grips to break those loose.
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I have a small butane torch that I use to heat up the motor mount screws.Just make sure the chassis is clean of any spilled fuel!!Heat up the mounts where the screws thread into not the head of the screw.
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Okay Ive tried all your guys suggestions except cutting a slot and they still wont break loose. This is really pissing me off...........
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Okay Ive tried all your guys suggestions except cutting a slot and they still wont break loose. This is really pissing me off...........
On mine I ended up going to Home Depot and buying flat headed bolts that fit so I never have that problem anymore. Just slot them to get them out and buy new ones that are all ready slotted to replace them with.
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On mine I ended up going to Home Depot and buying flat headed bolts that fit so I never have that problem anymore. Just slot them to get them out and buy new ones that are all ready slotted to replace them with.
I have some stainless steel hex screws that Im gonna put back in. The reason they get so stuck in there is because they rust. The stainless and a drop of locktite and Ill never have this problem again.......
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I have some stainless steel hex screws that Im gonna put back in. The reason they get so stuck in there is because they rust. The stainless and a drop of locktite and Ill never have this problem again.......
Stainless steel will strip easer than the stock ones will.
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Im sure some people will disagree with me but I do not locktite my chassis bolts for my engine mount. They are hard enough as it is to get them back out.
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Okay Ive tried all your guys suggestions except cutting a slot and they still wont break loose. This is really pissing me off...........
Still no answer as to which side these bolts are on??? What kind of driver are you trying to use?? We need some more info to help you further.

I personally have a Husky ratcheting driver that bends at a 90* angle. I use a short hex bit(not the RC speed tips... Like a normal hex bit) of the right size in the driver. With it locked in the 90* position you get a whole lot of torque. If the hex head is not stripped out and it is strong enough, this method will get the screws out without too much effort. Just be careful, it will also strip the heads out easily if you aren't careful. Make sure the bit is all the way in the screw. Even use a small hammer to tap the bit into the screw head. It should bust them free pretty easily.
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Still no answer as to which side these bolts are on??? What kind of driver are you trying to use?? We need some more info to help you further.

I personally have a Husky ratcheting driver that bends at a 90* angle. I use a short hex bit(not the RC speed tips... Like a normal hex bit) of the right size in the driver. With it locked in the 90* position you get a whole lot of torque. If the hex head is not stripped out and it is strong enough, this method will get the screws out without too much effort. Just be careful, it will also strip the heads out easily if you aren't careful. Make sure the bit is all the way in the screw. Even use a small hammer to tap the bit into the screw head. It should bust them free pretty easily.
That works too but make sure you wear gloves. I had one of those drivers break on me and cut the crap out of my hand.
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Another tip too when dealing with loctight or a seized screw is to actually try tightening it a bit to break it free before you try to loosen it. Might be worth a shot.
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Another tip too when dealing with loctight or a seized screw is to actually try tightening it a bit to break it free before you try to loosen it. Might be worth a shot.
I will have to try that next time. Makes sense.
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one piece mount or two? if it's a 2 piece, as long as you get one of them out you can move the mount to loosen the other screw.


if it's a one piece, just slot it with a dremmel and be done with it.

If that does not work, at that point i would take a drill and drill out the head to break it and get some pliers and unscrew it once the mount is off.

also i would never use lock tite on engine mount screws. I check them before every run and they are never even remotely loose. As for stainless screws, throw them in the trash because that is where they belong.
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