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as some of you know, i am pulling motor to replace the stator. got everything loose but one bolt. thats the front bottom motor mount bolt. i've tried tapping it with a hammer, won't budge, and don't want to screw it up. is there a trick or something?

it shouldn't be that difficult. any help, suggestions?

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Hi, presumably you have the engine supported on a hydraulic jack under the centre of the engine? That's with a wooden block between. You need to lift the engine very slightlyto take the weight off the supporting bolts. Remember - the engine is veeery heavy. An assistant or two is recommended. Removal of the through bolt should then be achievable.

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You say you tapped it with a hammer. I would recommend a mallet or putting a block of wood between the hammer and the bolt. Vary the pressure on the jack and you will find the sweet spot and it should come right out.
 

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If you are talking about the one that goes all the way across the bottom of the engine I recently had one stuck from the devil. Someone had replaced the stock coated bolt with a hunk of all thread. I ended up removing the engine with the bolt still in. Then it took days of soaking and Beating with a mini sledge to get it out of the engine. When it did come out I had several tablespoons of white powder from the corrosion. If the bolt has been changed from stock to fit engine guards or similar you could be looking at a challenge.
 

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They do get stuck. I had to put a long bolt through mine for my front sidecar mount. I pulled my motor for the stator and of coarse it was stuck. I backed off the nut even with the end and smacked it a few times with a junk breaker bar I had, after shooting some WD40 around both sides. Several wacks and it came right out.
 
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