Earlier in the week, I told you how easy it was to wrench on a modern car. Well, today I’m here to atone for my foolishness. We swapped out the F-250 for a 2007 Toyota Camry. I’ve changed the brakes, a wheel hub, front strut, and a lower control arm in addition to lights and body panels. And on that lower control arm, you have to remove an engine mount to get to the front control arm bolts. This means you have to jack up the engine a bit to get the engine mount clear of its mounting holes. So the control arm, which has a total of six bits of hardware holding it to the car requires a vital engine mounting point be removed. That part isn’t too difficult in the grand scheme, but it’s incredibly tedious and I hate having part of the engine unsecured while I’m working on the suspension.
So what are some other, and I’m sure far worse, car repairs that require dumb or annoying steps?