'02 astra coupe 2.2 lift-reverse
i've removed the plastic/leather surround with a stanley knife and i'm left with just the metal bracket. i read all the relevant posts i can find but i'm still not what i'm trying to achieve with the hacksaw.
i assume there is a rod or something coming up from the gearbox and this metal piece is either glued to it or threaded on.
it looks similar to this except the left-hand piece is still attached to my car (found this on forum)
1) where am i supposed to cut with the hacksaw ? up, down, round the circumfrence ? am i trying to remove the top bit to release it or split it so it seperates off the rod ?
2) do i need to be concerned with the lift-reverse (apart from cutting it) or is it pretty self-contained ?
oh, and i've tried pulling, hamering etc. and it won't budge. need to resort to the hacksaw.