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are '81 and '83 motor mounts different?

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#1 Russ Hill

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 04:42 PM

I was throwing a spare motor in the new hatch but it wouldn't sit down on the cross member. I crawled under for a look and the studs on the bottom of the mounts are both too far to the outside.
The motor is an '83 EA81, going into an '81 EA81 Hatch. Not much I can do now but jack the motor up and swap mounts too.....

#2 MilesFox


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Posted 12 February 2004 - 06:10 PM

use a flat prybar or a BIG screwdriver, get in there between the mount and the frame, and wiggle it around till a stud drops thru. ince one stud drops, the other one will go in easier.

there is no difference in the mounts, in fact, an ea82's mounts will fit the same in an ea81 body

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 07:57 PM

I agree. Just push the bolt into the hole. It will be alright.

#4 Russ Hill

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Posted 13 February 2004 - 04:03 PM

Yeah that's what I did after I posted. It didn't make sense that the would be different so, I just got midieval on them.

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