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STUCK with motor swap... stubborn bracket.. HEELLLLLP

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Here I sit covered in grease, wanting to finish pulling this motor... trying to hook the chain into the head, but can't for this bracket. my truck has AC and power steering, and this WICKED little bracket doesn't want to come off. See the little stud in the bottom right corner, Is that dude attached to the bracket or not? can I just pry the bracket off with a pry bar, or do I need to take the water pump off and spin the bracket off?
    I'm begging for some quick responses, as I only have 3 hours of daylight left :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
    Thanks SOOOO much,
    James
     
  2. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    It's been quite some time since I took one of them brackets off, but if I remember correctly, you just put your socket on that bolt and remove just as you would any other bolt. The bracket sould fall off then.
     
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    Can't remember if it goes through the bracket or not . But why not just put a deep 9/16 on it and remove it anyway . 1 minute tops !!
     
  4. stayaway

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    yes that bolt goes thru the bracket just take a intake bolt out get a longer 1 run thru the chain and pull the motor good luck
     
  5. lugnut

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    Get a stud remover ( or a good pair of pliers ) and screw the stud out.
     
  6. 78Suburban

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    its a stud

    no getting a wrench on this badboy, she's a stud.. this bracket must come off to put on the new motor. Is this stud attached to the bracket? or should I just screw the stud out with piers? or pry the whole bracket off?
    thanks,
    James
     
  7. divorced

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    Have you tried your 9/16" socket? It is a bolt with threads coming out of both ends.
     
  8. 78Suburban

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    there is no where to get the socket on, I put it on just for the heck of it, but it just hits the flat bracket........ I'm wondering if the stud is welded or pressed into the bracket somehow...
     
  9. 78Suburban

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    DIVORCED, you are correct, it actually is a bolt with threads at both ends.. the socket part was just hidden in some very deep grease.. sorry for the silly question, but you saved the day... I'm so glad you pointed that out :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
    thank you divorced
     
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    No problem, and good luck with the rest of the swap. :D
     
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    Hmm, it's right there in the picture.:doah: Sounds like you needed to give yourself a break. :eek1:
     
  12. 78Suburban

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    Somehow I wasn't seeing it in real life.. all of this is so new to me... I mean, the most involved I have ever been was swapping a manifold, so today has been a MAJOR step up in my wrencing adventures. :rolleyes:
    James
     

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