How to get Access to the Driver's Side Engine Mount on 190E 2.3-16???
Well, the passsenger side came out and went in without a hitch, but I cannot even get a wrench on the driver's side mount upper fastener, without taking what looks like the intake manifold and the rest of the gear attached to it off. Is this the only way? If someone could give a hint it will settle for me whether I do this myself or at all. I imagine the cost to take all that stuff off is going to be high if I take it to a mechanic, so I may return the mount I have left. The passenger side mount was about 2" shorter than the new, replacement unit. The driver's side mount does not look quite as collapsed. Thanks for the help, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles
1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)