Anyone changed there rear diff mounts before, FSM says drop the entire rear subframe and uses' a special tool to press it out, but think can get in there with it still in the car. Any tips/experience welcome.
Also my car is 5AT so only uses the one mount, think there much benefit in installing the second one as on the 6MT.
I have just replaced the 2 sub frame bushes in my Manual car. I found it pretty easy to replace and i didn't need to remove the sub frame..
I didn't want to buy the tool as i don't expect to change them again.
Made up the following:
2x 100x100x8mm thick steel plates
2x Long Bolts (Thickest which will fit through the hole and about 150mm long)
For a manual i put 2 holes in both plates same distance as the holes in the bush (1 for Auto)
1. Mark the position of the old bushes on the sub frame, Makes it easier lining up the new ones.
2. I put a plate on each side of the bush and do the bolts up leaving room to move outwards.
- If you need more leverage i used a couple of sockets as a step off the sub frame.
- Make sure you put them back in flat/straight
- I used some pliers to help straighten the bush while doing the bolts up.
Sorry didn't take any photos.
Cheers for that, some good info.
Yeah was thinking would need to rig up a puller of some description, wouldn't like to think what the factory tool would cost just for a one of job.
After 130Ks the original bush is pretty well stuffed, only noticed as was swapping to the torsen. Last few months have sometimes had a slight clunk on throttle lift which I had put down to the diff, now thinking perhaps it is just the bush to blame.
A puller rig of some sort will deffo work :)
FYI, TRD bushes can be cheaper than OEM or Aftermarket bushes most times ;)