whats the secret to taking a stuck motor mount out of its housing to replace it? the one im having trouble with is found near the timing belt and has been melted, frozen ... morphed within the metal casing. maybe a drift or punch of sorts on the circular casing? im finding everything i try to get it out just bounces back in my face
I was looking for my new one I have around here to give some sound advise. But cant find it right now. So ,can you take a hack saw blade off its frame. Put through the hole then. Put blade back on the saw frame and use that. Or drill some, say 1/2 holes in several places in the rubber to make room to collapse it. Or buy some acid and give it an acid bath for a couple days. Well dont know if you can still buy acid or not.
A hacksaw works the best. Cut all the way through the mount while being extremely careful not to nick the outer casing since it weakens the housing. Then you can tap a screwdriver in between the mount and the casing and you should be able to collapse it out.
Don't feel too bad I have had a love/hate affair with those mounts since 1982.... I love to hate them.
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Replace all of them that you can, 99 percent of flakiness will disappear.
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