It's back together, but not until after finding out there was a 600# gorilla setting the torque on the Motor Mount cross bolt, and he must have had one hell of a bad weekend! Plus the political correctness patrol visited twice, told them to mind their own friggin business......(busy body old nags!)...you can't even question the paternity of GM Engineer's anymore, using some choice language that would make todays ARMY Drill Sgt's. blush.....
With the crane attached, and the engine lifted to the limit of the tunnel, I had enough room to sneak about 2-1/2' of extensions to get the bolt from the lines to the Oil filter engine adapter and it tightened up. Then with the aformentioned heater hose taped over the metal lines, I let the engine down on the mounts (or what's left of them, The pass side is still intact). I have a 2ft 1/2" breaker bar and with another 4 ft pipe onthe end of that, I couldn't generate the torque to break the cross bolts loose on either side, even after 5 days of daily shots of PB BLASTER. So I took the new mounts back and said the hell with it. There is a good 3/8 to 1/2 " gap between the new lines and the top of the differential. I figured out what happened. On the front end of the metal tubes near the hose interfase, is a dual hanger clip. This clip snaps into a "L" shaped bracket bolted to the oil pan flange, and the whole shebang holds up the hoses, to keep them from dropping and contacting the top of the differential. This is right behind the front end of the engine. If the clip breaks the whole line assy is held in place by two bolts, one at each end. Nothing in the middle to keep them from flexing or creeping around other than the clip.
I'm gonna let a shop do the motor mounts. They have the power tools to do the job.
Unless you're a masochist, or hae a garage where you can yank out the engine, I would HEARTILY recommend that this is one of those jobs on a S-10 that is worth the $$ to have done by a shop. If you have a 2 wheel drive, it's infinately easier (along with the Motor Mounts. I really wish at times I had my 72 C-10 Camper special again. THAT was easy to work on and you could just about change the crank with the engine in the truck. So the Jimmy is back on line, the old lady is happy, and I feel like I've been beat by the Rock with a 6' 4x4.
Now to do the upper oil cooler hoses on the Quad. Thank Gawd it's an EASY job compared to this cluster F--K.
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2002 S-10 ZR-5 Quad-CAB
1995 GMC Jimmy 4Dr. SLT