Actually my car is an '89 but should be the same for this problem.
The left rear upper shock mounting bolt was frozen solid and only after a lot of impacting, heating, and penetrating oils did it finally start turning. However, all it did was unscrew from and bend out the "nut bracket" on the inside frame and the bolt still remains in place. I fear the spacer, which looks as though it would be inside the frame and unreachable, is also frozen solid to the bolt. I'm now air-chiseling the upper part of the old shock and hope to finish it's removal by breaking that part off. Still I'm wondering how to remove the bolt from the spacer? I fear that with all the work trying to remove the bolt that I may have broken loose an internal weld that held the frame spacer in place, and that now I don't see how I can get the bolt out. There is no room on the inside area with which to try hammering out the bolt or whatever. I can only work from the outside, which has lots of room. I see no way possible to get into the frame to try to free up the frozen spacer. The right-side bolts both zipped out easily and that shock replacement took less than five minutes.
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Re: frozen rear shock absorber bolt
Once the internal welds are broken, the only fix is to cut a small hole in the frame. Use a hole saw, angle grinder or similar. Make up a replacement panel with the required spacer/nut welded in behind, and weld in the new panel section. If you don't have access to a MIG welder, you'll need to find someone local who does.
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simple!!!!!! pull the old one out and install the new one reverse of the disasembly. if that is to hard take it to a mechanic. besides that the water pump is on the opposite side of the timeing belt. the timeing belt doesnt cover any of the bolts for the water pump.
just did one this week, if your talking about the mount plate you have to jack the motor up as high as you can comes out one way and goes back the same have to play with it... bad designe on uniboby for a mataince project.
yes you are correct the alternator needs to be loosened to remove the belts. You are going to need to get a flat wrench or box wrench in there to loosen the bolts. Both need to be loosened to move the alternator. By the way screeching belts are a known problems for the 2.0 motors, so make sure you get a good belt so it doesnt happen anymore.
sounds like it is incorrect flex plate
for bolts to keep coming loose i wouldsay the bolt threads in end of crank have been streched thru over tightening
you may be able to redrill and tap these
to do this you will have to pull engine
you alsocannot weld craCKS IN A FLEX PLATE
FLEX PLATES flex THEREFORE WELDING IS A WASTE OF TIME
WELDING WILL ALSO PUT FLEX PLATE OUT OF BALANCE WHICH AGIAN WILL CAUSE CRACKS AND PROBABLY WAS THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM TO START WITH
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Support the rear axle and slightly lower the vehicle enough to lessen tension on the shock absorber.
Remove the lower shock absorber retaining nut and washer.
Disconnect the lower end of the shock absorber from the mounting stud.
Remove the shock absorber upper end retaining nut and washer.
Remove the shock absorber from the vehicle.
Install the shock absorber onto the upper and lower mounting studs of the vehicle.
Install the washers and retaining nuts. Tighten the upper and lower retaining nuts to 22-30 ft. lbs. (30-41 Nm) on 2001-02 models or 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) for the upper bolts and 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) on the lower bolts.
REMOVE REAR SEAT AND PACKAGE SHELF TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE UPPER SHOCK ATTACHING NUTS.REMOVE UPPER ATTACHING NUTS. RAISE VECHICLE REMOVE REAR WHEEL AND SUPPORT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WITH A JACK REMOVE LOWER SHOCK ABSORBER MOUNTING BOLT. REMOVE SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY FROM THE VECHICLE. COMPRESS THE COIL SPRING WITH THE PROPER SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL. REMOVE CENTER RETAINING NUT HOLDING THE UPPER MOUNTING INSULATOR. SLOWLY DECOMPRESS THE COIL SPRING.REMOVE THE MOUNTING INSULATOR AND THE COIL SPRING. REMOVE THE COIL SPRING. TO INSTALL COMPRESSED COIL SPRING ONTO THE STRUT ASSEMBLY. BE SURE TO THE END OF THE SPRING IS IN THE NOTCH ON THE LOWER SEAT.INSTALL UPPER MOUNTING INSULATOR. YOU WILL NEW LOCKNUT FOR THE CENTER RETAINING NUT OF THE COIL SPRING. CENTER RETAINING NUT AND TORQUE THE NUT TO 13 TO 17 FT LBS. SLOWLY REMOVE THE SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL. INSTALL SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY IN THE VECHICLE AND INSTALL THE MOUNTING FASTERNERS AND TORQUE LOWER MOUNTING BOLTS TO 72 - 87 FT LBS. INSTALL WHEEL.LOWER VECHICLE. WARNING COIL SPRING UNDER EXTREME LOADS WHEN COMPRESSED.BESURE TO PROPERLY ALIGN THE SPRING WITH THE COMPRESSING TOOL TO PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY FROM THE SPRING RELEASING UNEXPECTEDLY.
Support the vehicle safely on jackstands. Support it at a height which will allow sufficient room to reach the upper shock absorber mount.
Remove the wheel.
Remove the upper shock nut, washer and bushing.
Remove the lower mounting bolt(s) and remove the shock from the vehicle.
Install the shock absorber in the vehicle and loosely tighten the upper shock absorber nut. Make sure the install the bushings and washers before installing the upper nut.
For 4WD vehicles, install the shock absorber so that the white paint mark at the lower side of the shock absorber faces the outer side of the vehicle. Install the lower shock absorber bolt(s). On 1992-95 Montero torsion bar suspensions, tighten the single lower mounting bolt and nut to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm). On all other vehicles (whether torsion bar or coil spring suspensions), the two lower shock absorber mounting bolts should be tightened only to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm).
Fig. 1: Install the shock absorber so that the white mark faces toward the outside of the vehicle - 4WD vehicles, except 1992-95 Monteros
Fig. 2: Install the bushings, washers and nuts in the order shown - except 1992-95 Monteros
On 1992-95 Monteros, tighten the shock absorber installation nut so that the dimensions shown in the illustration ( A and B) are at the standard values. These standard values are: A - 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm), B - 0.06-0.10 in. (1.5-2.5mm).
WARNING When tightening the nut, be careful not to bend the stud pin of the washer assembly.
On all other vehicles, once the lower mounting bolt(s) are tightened, tighten the upper shock absorber mounting nut all the way to the end of the thread on the shock absorber stud, then tighten the locking nut to 9-13 ft. lbs. (12-18 Nm).
Install the wheel.
Lower the vehicle to the ground.
Fig. 3: When installing the upper shock nuts on 1992-95 Monteros, make sure measurement A is 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm)
Fig. 4: When installing the upper shock assembly, make sure its components are positioned as shown - 1992-95 Monteros
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Fig. 1: After you open the trunk lid, use a suitable prytool to remove the trim cover
Fig. 2: Some vehicles have a cover which must be removed to access the shock retaining nuts
Fig. 3: Unfasten the upper shock attaching nuts
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Open the trunk lid and remove the trim cover. If equipped, remove the nut cover.
Remove the upper shock attaching nut(s). If removing both shocks, remove one at a time.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Unfasten the lower shock absorber mounting bolts. One wrench will have to be placed on the bolt head side to retain the bolt as you loosen the nut. Usually a 15mm wrench is used to remove them.
Fig. 4: After the vehicle is raised and safely supported, use a socket to unfasten the lower retaining bolt
Fig. 5: Remove the retaining bolt, then . . .
Fig. 6: . . . remove the shock absorber assembly from the vehicle
Connect the shock absorbers at the lower attachment and install the attaching bolt.
Lower the vehicle enough to guide the shock absorber upper stud through the body opening, then fasten the upper shock absorber attaching nut loosely. Tighten the lower shock absorber mounting bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
Remove the axle support, then carefully lower the vehicle. Tighten the shock absorber upper nut to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
If equipped, install the retaining nut cover, then install the rear trim cover. Close the trunk lid.
Answer REMOVAL - SHOCK ASSEMBLY NOTE: Access for the nuts attaching the rear shock assembly upper mount to the vehicle is through the inside of the trunk.
Roll back carpeting on top of the rear shock tower to access shock mounting nuts. Remove plastic cover from the top of the shock assembly. Remove 2 nuts attaching the shock assembly upper mount/spring seat to the shock tower. Raise vehicle on jackstands or centered on a frame contact type hoist. (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE/HOISTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE) Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly from the vehicle. Remove two fasteners holding the splash shield to the shock assembly upper mount. Remove bolt attaching shock absorber to rear knuckle (Shock Absorber Attachment To Knuckle). Remove the shock absorber from the rear knuckle first when removing the shock absorber from vehicle by pushing down on the rear suspension. Move shock assembly downward and tilt top of shock outward, then remove shock assembly from vehicle through top of wheel opening
Fig. Use support bracket tool J-23028-01 mounted on a jack to support the rear lower control arm
Remove or disconnect the following:
Electronic Ride Control (ELC) air tube from the shockTwo bolts securing the shock to the control armTrunk trim to gain access to the shock upper mounting nuts.Cover, the two nuts, and the reinforcement from the top of the shockShock from the vehicle
Fig. Remove the cover to gain access to the upper shock absorber mounting components-rear suspension
Fig. Exploded view of the lower shock absorber mounting to the knuckle assembly-rear suspension
To install: Install or connect the following:
Shock, reinforcement, and the two nuts. Tighten the mounting nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).Shock coverTrunk trimShock-to-control arm bolts and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)ELC air tube to the shock.Tire and wheel assembly
This is a dangerous job if you do not have the proper equipment for compressing the spring that is around the rear shock. I do not recomend performing this job without the proper equipment. Unloading the spring without it compressed can cuase injury.
If you have the proper equipment this is how you do it.
REMOVAL - SHOCK ASSEMBLY
NOTE:Access for the nuts attaching the rear shock assembly upper mount to the vehicle is through the inside of the trunk.
Roll back carpeting on top of the rear shock tower to access shock mounting nuts.
Remove plastic cover from the top of the shock assembly.
Remove 2 nuts attaching the shock assembly upper mount/spring seat to the shock tower.
Raise vehicle on jackstands or centered on a frame contact type hoist.
Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly from the vehicle.
Remove two fasteners holding the splash shield to the shock assembly upper mount.
Remove bolt attaching shock absorber to rear knuckle
Remove the shock absorber from the rear knuckle first when removing the shock absorber from vehicle by pushing down on the rear suspension.
Move shock assembly downward and tilt top of shock outward, then remove shock assembly from vehicle through top of wheel opening.