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Old 03-09-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Difficulty with MML

So I'm trying to install a 1" MML and have hit a snag. I've been following the directions supplied with the JKS lift and removed the nut from the cross bolt. Also removed the nut and bolt that hold the bushing to the mount.

I got the cross bolt about 3/4 of the way out...I can't remove it completely! Any tips? Thanks!

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Remove the engine bracket, then when putting it back together, install the through bolt from the other direction.

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Remove the engine bracket, then when putting it back together, install the through bolt from the other direction.
I can't get the bracket off because the cross bolt isn't all the way out. Thanks.
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I can't get the bracket off because the cross bolt isn't all the way out. Thanks.
That's what he's saying. If you have AC, the cross bolt will hit the compressor before it comes all the way out.
Undo the mount or, part of it, from the block so you can get the long bolt out.
Reinstall from the other direction.
I had to do this when installing my JKS mml.
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I can't get the bracket off because the cross bolt isn't all the way out. Thanks.


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It looks like you have clearance, but it's just binding. Have you got a jack under the engine? You need to take the weight off the motor mount, then you may have to tap it out with a flat bar, screw driver, whatever.
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It looks like you have clearance, but it's just binding. Have you got a jack under the engine? You need to take the weight off the motor mount, then you may have to tap it out with a flat bar, screw driver, whatever.
I had the jack under the bell housing and moved it to the oil pan. That worked! For whatever reason I wasn't able to lighten the load off the mount when jacking from the bell housing. Thanks.
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It looks like you have clearance, but it's just binding. Have you got a jack under the engine? You need to take the weight off the motor mount, then you may have to tap it out with a flat bar, screw driver, whatever.
Thanks Water Dog. Mission complete! Tomorrow I'm installing 2" BDS springs and shocks...already swapped out a 3" BL for a 1.25. I did the MML to address the fan shroud issues and hopefully eliminate the need for a tcase drop.

Any words of wisdom before I tackle the suspension component? Thanks again!

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