Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 13:22:11 GMT From: hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) Subject: Re: 9-5 engine mount broken ?!
In article <b9fshj$eu$1$8300dec7nopsam.demon.co.uk>, Pete Bennett <petenopsamle.demon.co.uk> wrote: > My nearly three year old 9-5 (Sept 2000) went in for its 66,000 mile service > (about 100,000Km) yesterday. . . . > Got > a call later saying that the rear engine mount had broken on the car. Rear engine mount? The 9-5 does not have a rear engine mount. The 9-5 has a *right* engine mount (clearly visible on the right side below the big aluminium/aluminum bracket mounted to the top of the engine) and a *left* engine mount (hard to see, below the battery). The engine mounts makes the engine hang from these engine mounts. To take up torque a torque brace is connecting a center low point of the engine with the frame in front of the engine. The first model years of the 9-5 had an additional torque brace connecting a center low point of the engine to the chassis behind the engine. If the "rear engine mount" you write about is the rear torque brace then, as far as I know, this is not that important. > The dealer said this is very unusual, but that it requires the engine and > gearbox to be removed from the car. You don't need to remove the engine to replace any of the engine mounts or torque braces. -- G–ran Larsson http://www.nospam.com/saab/