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Rear subframe sway bar mount broken


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3 hours ago, Blue 996 said:

The rear sway bar mount on the left side of my 99 C2 is broken. What’s the fix for this? Do I need to replace the entire subframe?  Looks like I’m in for a fun project. 😕
 

 

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Don't know how you managed to do that, but yes, you need to replace that component, Suspension Support 996-331-055-02, $1464 new at board sponsor Sunset Porsche.  Replaceable without dropping the engine.

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Ok, so I sourced the parts necessary to make the repair; suspension support, sway bar, brackets & bolts, new bushings and end links. I’d like to repair in my garage. In looking at the layout I believe I can remove the control arms, wheel hub and driveshaft as one unit. The shock can probably be unbolted from the bottom only. Probably best to remove caliper and rotor reduce the weight of the assembly. 
 
As the repair manual doesn’t  cover replacement, any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 
 
Also the picture is of the left side, I’m working on the right!

 

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A word of advice regarding the 2 (vertical) bolts that hold the cross brace between the left and right support ( shown above n left of the 8 in your picture).

I sheared the bolt heads off when I removed that brace in order to drop the engine.

I'm still trying to get them out and have had no luck with a LH threaded drill bit, nor easy outs nor LH thread tap & M8 bolt...

 

Soak them in PB blaster to avoid that drama by spraying from above since they're through-holes not blind holes.

 

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