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Re: Any 'gotchas' to look out for replacing engine mounts?
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Posted by Craig [Email] (more from Craig) on Thu, 4 Jun 2020 14:43:20 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Any 'gotchas' to look out for replacing engine mounts?, JerseySaab [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 2 Jun 2020 14:11:34
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I've done the lower motor mounts twice on my car and the uppers once. It's a bit of a pain but not too bad and certainly worth doing. I just undid the upper mount, removed the upper bolts on the lower mounts and jacked up the engine using a block of wood under the oil pan. You do have to raise the engine a little more than probably feels comfortable. The old ones will come out easier than the new ones go in, especially if they've broken into two pieces. I've also used the hydraulic and solid rubber and didn't notice a difference in noise or vibration.

The uppers are a bit trickier. They at least used to sell the 'dog bone' with a bushing already pressed in which was nice. For the other bushing I remember borrowing a tool someone had made with a bit threaded rod, thick washers, and short length of pipe, that made it possible to press in a new bushing in-situ. Other options would be to just leave that one if it's not too bad, or replace with a two piece polyurethane bushing. The good news is the uppers tend to last a very long time if the lowers stay in good shape.

Good luck with the job!

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