I would like to replace the torque mount on a 2007 Mazda 6 S 3.0L.
I noticed when I had the vehicle on the lift that removing this mount was not like other Mazda6’s. Unlike other years of the same vehicle, this one has the exhaust running under the subframe, right next to the mount, making it difficult to pull out the bolts without removing the exhaust pipe.
My first question is, how do you remove the bolts holding the different sections of the exhaust?
The bolts I am able too see look like you have to hold a wrench on one end and an impact on another end to loosen the nut, but then there are others that are facing upwards, and has very little room to fit a wrench in there. Maybe the nuts holding these bolts on the other end is soldered in place?
My 2nd question would be… Do you have to put on new gaskets or seals on exhaust pipes?
This will be my first time removing exhausts. I need all the advice I can get. If there is a way to remove this torque mount without taking apart the exhaust, please tell me. Jacking up the engine a bit maybe?
My last question is… There an exhaust leak because of that ruptured section you see in the exhaust pipe. What is this part called? Maybe I can replace it at the same time I do the torque mount. Can I live with it? I have been driving for a long time like this. Was first spotted by a shop and said the only problem would be smog, but the car has never failed smog.
I have already replaced both the passenger side motor mount and the ATX mount. Once I get this torque mount done I will be fixing the oil pan leaks in the pictures.
Thanks a lot