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Removing the Subframe?

Discussion in 'Mechanical & Electrical' started by rickisgrate, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. rickisgrate

    rickisgrate Administrator Staff Member Regional Co-Ordinator Club Member

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    im in the middle of removing the front subframe, ive got the 16mm bolts at the front removed, the 16mm bolts that got through he wishbone are off as well, is it just the 18mm bolts in the middle thats left or is there some hidden away ive not spotted?
     
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    There are 6 bolts all together, 2 at the front that fasten onto the front crossmember, 2 just behind the wishbones, and 2 right at the back of the subframe.
     
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    heres a pic incase them instructions are a slight bit misleading

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    dont forget to get a jack under the engine to hold it up aswell as that will come down
     
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    or blocks of wood:nod:
     
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    Engine wont come down, it will swivel on the mounts though.
     
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    dont forget the gearbox mount is bolted to it as well on the back edge so they will need doing best to have a hoist on the top of the engine as it will swivel toward the back of the engine bay
     
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    rickisgrate Administrator Staff Member Regional Co-Ordinator Club Member

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    i dont have a hoist so ive just got the engine propeed up on blocks
     
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    this might sound daft but do i have to unbolt the anti roll bar as well (the bar itself not the drop links)
     
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    no as its on the subframe mate so drop the sub frame should come with
     
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    well ive unbolted everything but it still aint coming off its just kinda dangling there but still feels attached some where in the middle if you know what i mean
     
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    you removed your exhaust as it goes underneath, and if so just give it a wiggle and a few hits with a hammer and it should fall off
     
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    now theres a point, i havent, will do that tomorrow
     
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    mine will be on the ramp tonight so will check that is everything
     

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