View Full Version : Why are the simplest tasks the most troublesome

08-10-2012, 09:23 AM
I can swap out a transmission in a day, but I'll be darned if I can install those retainer washers on the bonnet dzus fasteners. GEEESH! Seems like using a socket and giving it a rap with a hammer would do the job, but how does one hold the dzus fastenr firmly in place to accomplish this? My head just can't seem to come up with the solution today.

08-10-2012, 10:01 AM
Do what I did, go to the hardware store and buy the appropriate sized E clip...


08-10-2012, 10:10 AM
Assuming the bonnet is on the car......

place a support (2X - plywood - whatever) on and over the the inner fender, place the socket on the 2X, place the washer on the socket, lower the bonnet and align all with the Dzus fastener. Place the T wrench into the Dzus and strike smartly down on the T wrench with a BFH.

Seems like some version of this technique should yield a positive result.

08-10-2012, 10:13 AM
Gentlemen, Thank you!

08-10-2012, 10:29 AM
Google moss motors how to install dzus fasteners, for an easy to follow explaination. The large hammer part is a bit intimidating though.