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im trying to get the rear motor mount off an '86 jetta so i can throw it on my '89 GTi but i cant get the top three nuts off? the problem is that i have no room to work down there, i cant get enough leverage to unlosen the nuts? any tricks or anyway i can losen em? thanks
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Re: motor mount?? (Swollen)

yea that would be easy but i dont have the right air tool for the job, thanks though
Re: motor mount?? (verxdropper)

It's a little tricky, but I was able to reach around from behind the engine, over by the brake master cylinder. There was just enough movement of my long socket wrench to get one click of ratcheting. If that doesn't work, try a really long wobble extension, or get a Ujoint socket extension.
Sears sells a set of 3 (1/4" 3/8" 1/2") universal joints for 20 bucks, and has single, impact rated (MUCH stronger) Ujoints for like 12-14 each.
Harbor freight has a whole set of different wobble extensions for like $15.
But like I said, first time I removed the motor I just used the biggest ratchet I had and had barely enough movement from the back of it.
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Re: motor mount?? (negativl)

go to sears or similar...and pick up a one of those LOONGGG a$$ extensions.....the ones that are like 2 feet long..they help SO much in a scenario like this....its worth it. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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