Removal of right motor mount

Tiny
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What kind and size nut(5 sided) holds the right motor mount to the medal part of it on the motor side? Have a replacement on hand but not the nut or bolt. Got it removed but can't separate it for the medal part of it.
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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 11:58 PM

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Tiny
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10 mm bolts are the motor mount bolts.

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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I wish they were that small this one has 3 18mm bolts but this it the bolt n nut that goes thru the mount. Its 5 not 6 sided n its around 18mm but 5 sided. Thx
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
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Are you talking about the diameter of the bolt or the socket necessary to remove it?

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 1:14 AM
Tiny
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The socket
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 1:23 AM
Tiny
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Ok, the size of the bolt is 10 mm. The size of the socket is not the size of the bolt, just the external part of the nut.

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 1:28 AM
Tiny
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Thx I asked the question wrong I guess. Where can I buy a "5 or 10 point wrench" say 18mm not a standard 6 or 12 point. The nut looks like the dodge emblem. Google search turns up nothing.
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 1:44 AM
Tiny
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Can you send a photo?

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 1:45 AM
Tiny
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Here ya go hope this helps. Its shape it like the dodge emblem on my repair manual. The manual says not to remove the nut/bolt but to replace the complete unit but they don't sell the mount with the motor side medal mount piece. Maybe I am reading to much into to there instructions. With all my tools I've got most wrenches/sockets but none with 5 or 10 points.
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 2:23 AM
Tiny
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You can just use an open end wrench on the nut and use your socket on the other side to remove.

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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Nope. The nut is "5 sided" not 6 sided so an open end wrench only would have one flat surface to grip too. They need two flat surface to get a good grip(already tried it didn't work).
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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WOW! Great work from the mechanic on his answers. I have the SAME EXACT ISSUE and CANNOT find a mechanic with an answer. :(

if you got an answer to this please let me know.
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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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Did you ever get the nut removed? I was changing the timing belt at the fire station for a fellow firefighter when I came across the nut. Low and behold, the fire hydrant wrench works perfectly to break it free. Just replace it with a six-point nut after the job.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2015 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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I USED a 12 Point 18MM Socket(After I tried everything else and rounded the corners a little, HAD TO PRESS (an 8" "C" Clamp and a 2 pound Persuasion implement) the socket on to the nut. Not A Fireman, or Plumber(Water Box KEY) so it worked. My Bolt was a 12MMX 1.75 pitch thread. So, I bought a 10.9 12MMX1.75 NYLOK Nut and it worked Just Fine. The New nut was a 19MM Socket. I did this on 10-15-2017
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Monday, October 16th, 2017 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
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Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site :)

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 AT 6:03 PM

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