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      08-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #158
Pittsburger
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Using breaker bar and jack stands to limit for 16 mm bolts

I used a breaker bar to get loose the 16 mm caliber bracket bolts out. I also used jack stands, but had to raise the car as far as I could and even then I had very little clearance, but just enough to get a small rotation and had to rotate the 17 mm socket 1/6 or 1/5 so that I could get more of a turn (your 1/2 socket is square, your socket is pent or hexagon...geometry is fun) to break the bolts off.

Based on what I read here, tomorrow I will check that bolts are secured at 81 ftlbs and that I grease the guide pins.

Awesome Dyi, cheers.

Last edited by Pittsburger; 08-18-2012 at 05:19 AM.