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Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 11:10:04 +0100
From: "Pete Bennett" <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 engine mount broken ?!

Thanks for all of the replies. This one sounds like it's probably on the button. They did mention three bolts, and two of them had broken. Do you think much damage would have been allowed to happen if this bracket had broken? Damage by increased engine movement? If so, to what? Pete Bennett "Richard Chew" <> wrote in message news:b9h69p$278$1$ > There is a 'rear' engine mount, well, perhaps not an engine mount as such > but, it's an ally bracket that bolts to the gearbox with three bolts, then > rests on a rubber mount which bolts to the subframe. > Although I've never heard of one breaking, I would imagine it controls a lot > more of the engine movement that either of the torque arms. > As for removing the engine, I don't know why they would need to do this, as > the bracket and mount can be removed by simply supporting the back of the > engine. I would guess that there may be a bolt sheared off and they can't > get it out, or rather, can't get anything in to get it out, without taking > the engine out. > > Hope this helps, > Rich > > > Pete Bennett <> wrote in message > news:b9fshj$eu$1$ > > My nearly three year old 9-5 (Sept 2000) went in for its 66,000 mile > service > > (about 100,000Km) yesterday. > > Got the call saying the rear disks needed to be replaced, no big shock. > Got > > a call later saying that the rear engine mount had broken on the car. > > The dealer said this is very unusual, but that it requires the engine and > > gearbox to be removed from the car. > > > > How unusual is this? Do I have the world's worst friday afternoon car? > > (Please send me an e-mail if you want the full sorry history of this car) > > What is the movement that this has allowed under acceleration (which is > > quite good now that they have fixed the engine management computer - 2.0 > LPT > > with the Saab performance chip) likely to have done? Will it have caused > > damage to any ancillaries? Perhaps damage to the drive train? The dealer > > says that the engine will have been allowed to 'lift' without this > mounting > > being there. > > > > Peter Bennett > > Distributed Systems Professional Services Ltd. > > p e t e at d s p s dot n e t > > > > > >

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