Originally Posted by iNVAR
You do not need a U-joint or swivel or anything like that to remove the 14mm bolt and nut. You probably should have the deep socket to remove the nut, but I was able to do it with a normal socket.
Instead of the U-joint, use a 8" (or 10" I think, I forgot) socket extension and you can clear everything vertically.
Yes, I was able to remove the front bracket bolt without the U-joint after dropping mine and not having it hit the floor. Can't recall for sure if I used a U-joint for the other one but if possible 1/2" drive is better because there's too much flex in 3/8 drive extensions and the socket is deeper. You might need to get it started with a breaker bar. For the front bolt I put the socket on the head and then threaded the extension down through to engage it.