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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Out West

    Default How hard is it to remove the sub-frame mounts?

    When I was trying anything and everything solve a clunk in the front end (that turned out to be work swaybar linkages) I put those blue urethane inserts in the voids of my sub-frame mounts. The extra stiffness made the car just a bit buzzy at idle. I would like to put new mounts in, anyone done that? Just wondering if it's as bad as doing the motor mounts. Thanks.
    '04 XC70, Ice White, Taupe, Premium, Touring, HID, Rear Bash Plate, Subwoofer+PA300, Nokian Hakka 2 235/60-16 + Michelin Primacy 235/55-17.
    Original owner.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Boston, MA


    I don't have access to the car lift, didn't want to drop the subframe, so had the bushings drilled out with a 2-1/2" drywall hole saw attachment:

    Note that Home Depot impact drill does nothing to the bushing, you need a good drill.
    2002 V70 (sold)
    2005 XC70 (Telos Road took it. Did a chassis swap)
    2016 XC60

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