One of the other failures on the state inspection was the front engine mount on the van .
Supposed to look like this . . .
Only after I ordered a new one, the mailman delivers this. . . . that don't look eve close to the right part .
Seems the warehouse monkey can't read English and slapped the wrong shipping label on the wrong part he picked from the shelf .
Three weeks later after a lot of Flea-bay back and forth I finally get my money back , order and receive the right part from a different vendor .
And processed to extract the broken mount .
The part supports the side of the transmission that faces the backside of the radiator. Here we are looking at it from the top . The camera makes the space look big , In reality there is hardly more then four inches space . Lots of expletives , skinned knuckles and forearm , and extraordinary perseverance allows me to take the old one out and get the new one in place . Using some drift pins to align everything and every extension in my tool box to reach the fourteen mm bolts .
The lower bolts that hold that top aluminum bracket are best accessed from underneath the car. Ratcheting box end wrenches saved the day
Got it done. Major Pain in the A** . Next chapter the Sway-Bar bushings . . .