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How do I get motor mount (over stud) to remove water pump 3.8 lesabre

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how do I get motor mount (over stud) to remove water pump 3.8 lesabre
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Dan replied 4 years ago.
You need to remove the bolt from the mount to remove the pump. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i have removed bolt from mounting and it still won't give enough clearance to remove mount over stud
Expert:  Dan replied 4 years ago.
Try to lift up the engine a little to give more room, let me know if that helps. Thanks.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Dan,
I have tried everything. Raised frame of car up,lowered/raised engine
but mount still won't clear stud.
Expert:  Dan replied 4 years ago.

I believe you can remove the waterpumpe without even messing with the stud/mount.......You should be able to slide it around the mount. Let me know, thanks.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
NO,MOTOR MOUNT MUST COME OUT FIRST
Expert:  Dan replied 4 years ago.
Ok, I'll opt-out to see if someone else has done this more recently to know if there is a trick I'm missing. Someone will respond automatically, thanks.
Expert:  17 years GM tech replied 4 years ago.

I do remember that on some models you need to remove that stud with a stud remover. It unscrews from the front of the engine and then you can get the mount out.

Hope this helps

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
can you tell me for sure that you must remove stud ?
Expert:  17 years GM tech replied 4 years ago.
If you have tried everything else and there seems no way around it then I am pretty confident that it has to come out. I haven't done one of these in quite a few years and obviously, since no-one else has given a better answer, neither has anyone else. I do remember that there was 3 designs for the 3.8. One was the supercharge engine...a nightmare. The second was super easy. Mount came out easily. The 3rd had a stud that needed to be removed in order to gain the clearance to get the mount out.
That is as sure as I can be. Sorry if you need a definite I cannot provide that
Expert:  17 years GM tech replied 4 years ago.
did you try my suggestion and remove the stud?

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