So there is no need to cut, lift, lower subframe, or any of that other nonsense....if you drive an 02, i have no idea about any other year. Removing the bolts was very easy and not nearly the task I had read about surfing thru the forum. My only issue was squishing the cv boot enough to clear a bolt on both sides and the bastard engineering fail for the 2nd bolt under the transmission. If you remove the other 3 bolts then wiggle the arm around so that the angle gives you enough clearance and unscrew the remaining length of the bolt it comes right out, no cutting, no lifting, no lowering, and no real hassles. This works for my 2002 v6 automatic silver edition cougar that cost me 350 bucks and 300 dollars in repair parts.