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Old 01-22-2003, 03:07 AM
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Differential mount help for a newbie

I have an 87 260E that just got the whole driveline reconditiond except for one part. I cant figure out the procedure for replacing the rear differential mounts. Any help appriciated
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Old 01-22-2003, 09:54 AM
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The two rear diff mounts that go into the subframe are best replaced with the factory tool or equivalent. ($100 from Baum or PerfomanceProduct.com). They are a very tight press fit. Some have reported success cutting them out with a torch, or cutting one side thru and then beating them with an air hammer. Be careful as you can damage or distort the subframe. When installing note that the bushings are not symmetric, there is a top and bottom. Factory procedure is to use a jig to 'square up' the diff such that the left and right bushings may not be installed the same exact length into the subframe. Some just install the new bushings with the same length exposed as the old ones.
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Old 01-22-2003, 10:02 AM
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Is the procedure this agonizing for a 126 also?
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Old 01-22-2003, 05:53 PM
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wow, i didn't think that the tool would be so much.
how much do u think an independant shop would charge me for it?
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:46 PM
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The bushings are $6-8 EA, not sure about the labor.
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Old 01-22-2003, 09:14 PM
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It is not that easy even with the tool!

Do a search! YOu may want to consider taking the car to a mechanic, specially if you are not mechanically inclined. However, I have the tool for rent if needed. A lot cheaper than buying. E-mail me for details, if interested. Good luck either way.
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