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Re: Replacing tranny mounts

Aleksander Mierzwa wrote:
> Hi List!
> Yesterday I attempted to replace my tranny mounts. The left one was an
> easy job, but the right one... the damn thing vritually _welded_ itself
> to the bolt. And the bolt is frozen to the transmission bracket as well.
> I've noticed that both the mount and the tranny bracket are made of
> aluminium while the bolt is steel. Nothing could free it - penetrating
> oil, hammering, levering with a large screwdriver - nothing. My mechanic
> is fighting with it at the moment - I hope he will find a way to remove
> it. Does anyone know a penetrating oil designed to free the steel to
> aluminium connections? The one I was using doesn't seem to do any good

BTDT quite recently on a 200. Had the same problem EXACTLY. Did not want to use 
heat coz there are 2 fuel lines running in the direct proximity.

Since the mount was history anyhow, I cut two remaining rubber bridges with the 
knife (two other ones were torn). Then I pulled the Al tranny wing out of the 
car and hammered the hell outta the bolt on the bench.

That bolt took a lot of convincing. No way It could have been freed with a 
penetrant, while still on the car.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order...again. For the third time and counting.
Philadelphia, PA