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Old 03-05-2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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Well I have a problem right now. I own a 92 SL2 and all 3 of the studs of the Torque Axis Mount broke in the timing chain cover. I don't kny why it happened maybee i didn't tighten the bolts enough when i replaced it last year. Anyone have any ideas on how to get them out?


My other idea is to put the 91' engine mount system on my car (since it didn't have the tourque axis mount). Would this work?

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Old 03-05-2006, 01:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Torque Axis Mount (Upper Engine Mount) Problem

Did they shear off flush with the block?

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Old 03-05-2006, 01:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Torque Axis Mount (Upper Engine Mount) Problem

Yes, nothing sticks out.

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Old 03-05-2006, 02:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: Torque Axis Mount (Upper Engine Mount) Problem

You'll have to carefully drill into the center of each bolt and use an extractor to remove them.

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Old 03-05-2006, 01:23 PM   #5
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Default Was it an after-market unit ??

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> Fm Kick Flip Jr <
> all 3 of the studs of the Torque Axis Mount broke in the timing chain cover. I don't kny why it happened maybe I didn't tighten the bolts enough
when i replaced it last year. <
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> Yes, nothing sticks out. <
Was it an after-market unit It was my considerable concern when I put on such a unit, and the way it fit, resulted in that very issue. The harmonics of the engine could well result in the three studs being cut into, over time, due to the after-market unit not slipping on without any rubbing on the posts.

As I've mentioned before, I took the after-market off, and replaced it with a dealer unit. The OEM unit slipped on perfectly.

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Old 03-05-2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Was it an after-market unit ??

you are lucky, in that your transmission bellhousing has vestigial mounting holes for the lower "shock absorber" 91 style mount. You would have to study a 91 subframe particularly the sub-radiator crossmember to see if this is feasible. And something's gonna need welding.

And don't forget the other mounts are different on 91 as well, like the lower mounts.

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Old 03-05-2006, 01:36 PM   #7
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Drill and heil-coil them.

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Old 03-10-2006, 03:28 PM   #8
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Default Re: Torque Axis Mount (Upper Engine Mount) Problem

OK, I got everything fixed now. I used the extractor. I got one stud out with a cold engine and the other two out with a warm engine (it seemed alot easier with a warm engine).

Now here is how they broke...

I got the part from auto-zone I stopped tightening
down the nuts when i felt decent resistence. I didn't realize i hat to tighten them down quite a bit more still. I few monthes later all the studs broke. I guess the one from the saturn dealer would of had a better fit.

I made shure everything was nice and tight this time.


thanks for the help!

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