1st Gear Poster
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Wawayanda, NY USA
What will I run into when replace the REAR SUB FRAME STABILIZER BRACKETS ?
I am the original owner of a garaged daily driver 1995 4.6 LX with 92,000 miles. The body of the car is rust free but these rear brackets look like they have taken a beating over the past 20 years, really rusty with good size chunks of rust peeling off when subject to screw driver and wire brush probe. OEM replacements are cheap and easily found on the web. Only three bolts seem to be holding them in place. Is this somthing I can replace in my home garage on my back with floor jacks or does it need a lift and beefy tools? I'd hate to unbolt a few things and hear something pop out of alignment that requires a special tool worth $10k that is no longer available or better handled on a lift. I also noticed the shop manual states the bolts are epoxied in place and should be replaced with fresh bolts. Not sure where to find bolts to begin with. Suggestions appreciated. June 16th is the 20th year anniversary of driving her home from the dealership.