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Because I don't have nearly enough of my car in pieces right now, I'm wanting to tackle yet another project that'll have me frustrated and spending money.

How can I determine if my car needs new body mount bushings?
 

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Take a good look at them. If they appear cracked and really flat looking, or even have pieces crumbling off of them, you have a place to spend money.

If you decide to replace them, using an impact (air or electric) wrench gets the stubborn bolts loose usually, starting with a lower torque setting on the wrench to begin with. Using a breaker bar on stubborn bolts is usually a bad deal, & breaks the bolts, and sometimes tears the captive nuts loose in the body.
Places the sell the mounts usually have the correct bolts in a kit. Don't use hardware store bolts, which are like grade 2 etc.....
 

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Pre-soak the cage nuts w/dot 3 brake fluid or PB Blast. You will have to drill a few small strategic holes to access some of the nuts...time well spent:beer:
 
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