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Our 9-5 SE | Replace Engine/Transmission Mounts
Fixed Broken Engine Strut on pax side and new trans mount on driver's side

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Old transmission mount (driver's side) Bolts were a PITA to remove. Lots of PB Blaster (top and bottom) and slow working back and forth.
Last modified: Sep 22, 2022

Original engine strut bolts
Note aluminum in the threads (likely stripped when timing belt was serviced)
Last modified: Feb 26, 2022

New Strut Installed
Note the new bolt (from Lowe's) in the yoke - other two are originals
Last modified: Feb 26, 2022

New trans mount installed
Mount to Frame bolts @46 ft lbs; center bolt @ 77 ft lbs per WIS
Last modified: Feb 26, 2022

Battery tray back in the car
Lots of silver and green RustOleum - someday, I'll paint it black again.
Last modified: Feb 26, 2022

Transmission stud without the mount
This is the bare trans stud before new mount went in. Had to jack up the trans to put main bolt on
Last modified: Feb 26, 2022

Broken Bolt Compared to Commercial Bolt
Had to buy washers to use with the new bolts since the originals had retained washers - see other photo for difference- End of new bolt was square versus tapered
Last modified: Feb 26, 2022

Old Engine Strut with broken bolt
Bolt hole at left was stripped causing center bolt to fail aluminum does not take a lot of torque - bolt at the right was intact and tight.
Last modified: Feb 26, 2022
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