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2008 Mazda 6 2.3L Motor Mount Stud

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Sep 6, 2019, 4:31 AM

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2008 Mazda 6 2.3L Motor Mount Stud Sign In

I changed my right motor mount yesterday and when I was torquing the bolts, one of the nuts on the stud would not torque. It just kept spinning. When trying to remove the nut, it came half way off and then the stud started to spin out as well. I then screwed the stud with an allen key then tried torquing the nut again. Unfortunately the same thing happen. The mount seems solid and does not move but I'm not sure if it's safe to keep driving around now. Has this happened to anyone? If so, how did you fix it? Any advice would be appreciated.

Ps. I can torque it down to approximately 40-45 ft/lbs before it starts to spin.

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Sep 6, 2019, 9:07 AM

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Re: 2008 Mazda 6 2.3L Motor Mount Stud Sign In

If the stud continues to spin when trying to tighten the nut, it can only mean that the threads are stripped and that will have to be repaired by an experienced mechanic.

No, it is not OK to leave it like that.


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