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Old 02-27-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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I am replacing just the bushing on the front engine mount. Any suggestions on how to make sure the holes for the bolts to run thru are aligned properly before pressing in the new bushing? What about removal of old one if its stuck? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 02-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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Use a large hydraulic press.
It takes quite a bit of force to press the old bushing out.
Once you get the old one out, cut out the rubber center with a hack saw and use the metal sleeve to press the new one in.
If you don't have access to a shop quality press, don't waste your time. Just buy the whole engine mount assembly and be done with it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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I came to that conclusion about an hour ago. I have access, however ,time, effort ,energy considered I am calling Pelican in the morning and changing the order from bushing to entire assembly. Thanks for the response
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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Wait a sec...it's not that bad!
1. Use a sharpie to mark the holes relative to the mount.
2. With old mount in vice, use hack saw to cut the bushing's aluminum frame in several places. Be carefully not to saw into the mount.
3. Use a screwdriver or something to bend and pry out old bushing.
4. Freeze new bushing.
5. Use vice to press new bushing in (after making sure it's aligned).

I'd say it took under an hour.
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:07 AM   #5
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Wait a sec...it's not that bad!
1. Use a sharpie to mark the holes relative to the mount.
2. With old mount in vice, use hack saw to cut the bushing's aluminum frame in several places. Be carefully not to saw into the mount.
3. Use a screwdriver or something to bend and pry out old bushing.
4. Freeze new bushing.
5. Use vice to press new bushing in (after making sure it's aligned).

I'd say it took under an hour.
I tried the same thing complete with freezer. The throw of my vice was not large enough with a good sized machinist vice to fit the mount and bushing so all thread through wooden blocks was used until it would go into the vice. The force required was so high a portion of the outer thread of the vice acme thread stripped. More banging with a big hammer and chunks of wood for a couple of hours then back to what was left of the vice. cost me a couple of hours, lots of extra work and the outer threads of the jack screw of my vice. I'll be buying the whole piece next time.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:47 AM   #6
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Wow! I guess I just got lucky! It did take a big vice....bigger than I had at my house. We have an auto hobby shop that had a press and a large vice. I tried the vice first and the bushing just slid right in. No drama at all!

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