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I'm currently following Joshua's DIY guide on removing the engine.

Anyway, I have completely stripped the hell out of the driver-side motor mount nut (passenger-side came off nice and clean). I tried using the drill to put a hole on both sides of the nut so I could break it off, but I can't really get an angle on it. I have broken my dremel tool, so cutting it is not an option at the moment (broke while trying to cut it)! What else can be done?

I'm in a time crunch because I have someone coming to take my car to the body shop on his flatbed.
Someone please help!!!!

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-Nick
 

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I have no air tools, and this nut is all jacked up (haha) now and I don't know if that would work. What size would you recommend me trying though, since it's a 14mm?

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To get to it you need to jack the motor up a bit to get it. If you want to hammer a socket onto it just use the next size smaller... or SAE equivalant. If you have another ride, you can go get the tool from sears.
 

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is the exhaust manifold or header unbolted and out of the way? also go snap a quick picture of the MM nut your trying to get at so we can all get some insight. pictures worth a thousand words...

EDIT: explain the exact socket you were using. 6 point or 12 point shallow or deep?
 

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Are the threads ok below the nut?

You are probably going to have to heat it and use a nut extractor to get it out. If you pick them up make sure you get the impact grade ones
 

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Sorry to leave you guys hanging for so long!
I ended up getting a 13mm and smashing it on with a hammer. That did the trick. :)

Thanks for all the help/information guys!

BTW: I started with a 14mm 6-point socket, and ended with a 13mm 12-point. :p
My motor is in my garage now and the car is currently being delivered to the body shop.

 
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