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Originally Posted by Marvin Gruber
Amen! I know a lot more about cars than these computers. Keep on keeping on. Thx Basil
I was able to push the silentblocs out of the steering linkage bush Housing with a gear puller, but the bushings left a lot of rubber behind, (that is real stubborn!).
I don't want to damage the linkage housing by scraping it out. Got suggestions & standard practice on how to proceed from the forum.
Learned that the internal sleeves are part of the silentblocs and must be removed also.
so, per forum advise I scored the sides of the sleeves with an electric
Removed the timing cover to replace the oil seal and gasket. (However, still waiting on parts).
took the opportunity to refinish the timing cover (a lot of surface rust) by wire brushing it and soaking it in evaporust.
evaporust does a good job on rust, but doesn't remove old paint (good & bad).
Scraped & sanded the timing cover & water pump gasket base with a razor
Re: Motor mount replacement
Well, it was the back trans. plate causing my problem with the front motor mounts.
Not only were the bolt holes to far forward but, it also has a substantial back flange that restricted the necessary push back of the tranny. To access the trans. plate requires removing seats, carpet, & hump. But on the other hand, it gave me a reason to restore the base of the seats & hump.
I had an epiphany while working on the plate: instead of