Let’s talk rear suspension transverse anchor mounts!
Thanks, new member, wooded for this write-up. Dealing with the Rear Suspension Transverse Anchorage Mount on an 850/early 70 series Volvo can be unnerving but it can be done. Here is a write up on how to replace the mounts.
There were no write-ups or anything here or in Hayes, so here is my experience with my 850 wagon with 180k.
- the vertical hardenned bolts are dissimilar metal to the mount and were fused in. Heating, impacting, penetrating oil and head tourqing had no effect. I eventually snapped the heads (on top) 14 mm. First drill next to the hardenned bolt thru the anchorage from below to attempt a punch release of the bolt. it is not threaded. I then used a sawzall to cut the bottom half of the anchorage mount. I then punched to release the tail end so I could get some space in between the delta housing and the casted anchoage mount. With the use of a dremel, i cut the bolt heads so the old mount could slide out. My front half eye part of the mount had broken off so I could slide it out. If yours is not, you will need to remove the 18mm end bolt first. I then cut off the rubber sleeve with metal housing off the axle/ delta link end with my dremel.
- with the opposite outside wheel side of the car supported, I lowered the tire onto blocks forcing that opposite side(the mount you are removing) of the axle to move down to allow for a better angle to reach the horizontal bolt head. The axle/delta can move quite a bit.
Rear Suspension Transverse Anchorage Mount
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