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Ok guys, I tried everything that you suggested about removing the rear motor mount bolt, and I couldn't get it to work. With my fat fingers and big forearms, I could not reach inbehind to get a socket and swivle onto the bolt from behind the motor mount. I even tried dropping the crossmember a bit to get into there. I can only conclude that I am OWNED by the rear motor mount. It is inconceivable that it would be that difficult to remove one stupid little bolt. I would basically have to partially or completely remove the rear crossmember in order to get the rear bolt out. ARGH!!!
 

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GSRCRXsi said:
have you tried open end or box end wrenches? thats how i did it on my crx when i replaced my motor mounts to hasports.
I would have to lower the cross member quite a ways before I could get a wrench in there. With the engine still in the car, it's such a tight space to work in.
 

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I guess my problem is I can't reach back there to get the actual tool on the head of the bolt. I have done this before with a CRX, and I remember it being a big ordeal, but I did get the bolt off. However, I didn't have a front motor mount on that car, so I could push the engine forward a bit to make more room. I never did manage to get the bolt back in with the new motor mount though.
 

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GSRCRXsi said:
have you tried to get at it from on top the car rather then under it? try getting at it under the intake manifold or something.
That's how I'm trying to get at it. I tried from under the car as well before I threw in the towel. :p
 

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You know... I almost think it would be easiest for me to undo the endlinks on the sway bar and then unbolt the rear crossmember. I realize that the exhaust and shift linkage are in the way, but it should drop down enough for me to unbolt the motor mount.
 

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Kwicko said:
I had good luck with a Craftsman 14mm wobble-socket. It's a socket/U-joint in one piece, so it gets into that little space easier than any combination of u-joints and sockets I tried - and I tried them all! That one socket (about $5 at Sears) may never be used for anything else, but it was still well worth the price.
That worked! :D Thanks Kwicko! I went out an bought that socket, and I had the motor mount off within 5 mins of getting home. Once I had the two other bolts out, I tapped the mount over towards the passenger side with a sledge hammer. I was then able to reach around behind the mount and position the socket on the bolt. I'll do a writeup shortly so that nobody else has to suffer with this *EVIL EVIL* task.
 

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Kwicko said:
Getting it out is the easy part, though - now you've got to get it back IN! :(
Mike
Ya, I hear you on that one. I got it back on, but I don't know how tight I got that rear bolt. I *think* i got it tight enough, but I have no real way of checking. :p
 
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