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Bonemaro
04-25-2010, 03:39 PM
I know a lot of folk just bend the bracket out of the way to remove the valve covers.

My question is... do you have to remove the outer bolt before bending it, or can you bend the bracket back with both bolts still on?

bob8703
04-25-2010, 03:56 PM
i just removed mine, i didnt find it that hard really.

Bonemaro
04-25-2010, 04:05 PM
How? I can't even touch the bolt, let allow get a tool on them.

bob8703
04-25-2010, 04:56 PM
wait is your an auto or man?

Bonemaro
04-25-2010, 05:38 PM
Manual, but it shouldn't matter. I think the autos even have to deal with the trans stick back there.

bob8703
04-25-2010, 05:44 PM
if i remember i just reached back there with a wrench and took the bolts out. they were a pain but i got them. i took both brackets off and have them in a box in case i need to lift the motor.

Bonemaro
04-25-2010, 05:59 PM
Do you have small hands? :lol:

bob8703
04-25-2010, 06:08 PM
eh. not really lol

Bonemaro
04-25-2010, 07:45 PM
I just when out there again. I did feel the outer bolt this time, but I could not get a tool on it at all. Did you remove yours from the top or underneath?

bob8703
04-25-2010, 09:10 PM
i removed the top one from the top and the bottom one from the bottom and almost lost my face to it when it fell but was caught by the trans which i forgot about and was wondering where the thunk i was hearing was coming from while driving.

Bonemaro
04-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Anyone have a 3800 out of their car or have the brackets and can take a picture of where the bolts are or would be?

Bonemaro
04-25-2010, 10:19 PM
Is this were the bracket mounts?

http://www.v6f-body.com/pics/Rear%20Bracket%20Bolts.jpg

Man, I should have removed this bracket when I had the transmission out.

freakv6
04-26-2010, 09:09 AM
that looks right bone. i know the top one is, the bottom bolt may be the one to the right and mroe towards the bottom, not 100% sure though.