Popular Post Dean Leonard Posted April 29 Popular Post Share Posted April 29 Hi Everyone Just wanted to tell you about my experience of replacing my front top mounts on my 2007 2.7 Cayman. At my last MOT the tester advised me that the near side top mount was beginning to show signs of wear due to age. This was not a failure but just an advisory. Having replaced lower arms, drop links and anti roll bar bushes last year I thought it was time to tackle the suspension top mounts. I did my usual research on the net to just understand the best way to do this. My Cayman has PASM suspension so I was aware that I would need the top mount removal tool to tackle this.(see pic) Having removed the offside strut first and having applied plentiful penetrating fluid I set about trying to disassemble the top mount. Thats when the problems began. I had purchased a 22mm long reach oxygen sensor socket with cut out so as to not damage the past cable but the top nut is 21mm and I could not find one that size. Well that defiantly did not work. The top nut would not would not budge.It was totally seized and after hours of trying to undo and not damage the electrical cable I considered buying two new struts was going to be the best option.(quite expensive). So having got to the point of no return I decided to attempt to angle grind the top nut off. My thought being if I damaged the top thread or cable I would be replacing them anyway so what the hell. It took me a long time and a very careful hand but eventually I was able to cut a edge of the nut and then slowly tap it round and remove it without any damage to the thread or cable. The reassemble was very straight forward with new bearings and top mount. Had the same issue with the nearside strut and once again with careful hands I was able to cut the nut off with no damage to thread or cable. Tested the PASM system when reassembled and all worked fine. Felt really good after finishing the job and just wanted to pass on to all fellow Cayman enthusiast that with a little patience and research this is a job you could tackle yourself. See pics below. Cheers Dean. 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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