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Old 07-21-2007, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default Front Motor mount, and tight steering

When I drive forward, I feel a big bang when I step on the gas, the mount is shot, is it a hard task, or can I do it myself?? Also, my steering was really stiff, and the column was real loose, so I went under the dash to find the bolts were loose and the whole column was pushed in about 3 inches!! I pulled it out and tightened the bolts, the steering is a little better but still tight. Do I need a new column or is something else screwed up?
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You probably broke the front motor/trans mount under the #5 cylinder (driver'* side front).

It'* easiest with two people. You'll have to jack the car up by the oil pan with a block of wood between the pan and the jack to protect the pan. There are 6 or 7 bolts that go into the transmission front and the subframe (3 in each IIRC).

You can verify this mount by:

1. Set the parking brake.
2. Block ALL 4 wheels at the front.
3. Have a TRUSTED friend put the car in D, and hold the brake firmly while revving the engine.
4. You stand on the DRIVER'* side, looking over the fender. You'll see the motor lift off the mount.

Replacing the mount is a 2-hour job for two people the first time.
30 minutes for a veteran by himself the second time.
The mount should cost you $45-60.

Your steering may be normal. The SSEi'* and SOME SSE'* got a tighter turning rack. Check your RPO codes. Post a pic here. We'll tell you what rack you have and if you have the low-speed steering assist or not. We can troubleshoot from there.
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From expreience, do NOT buy a mount from Autozone (Anchor). Well, at least THAT mount. The holes drilled do not match the bosses on the transmission. They didn't on mine anyways.
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At most from start to finish on the first time..this should take an hour. 2 hours almost appears that you are drinking or goofing around which should not be happening when you plan to be under a car.

My first time took me about 30 minutes. Expect about an hour IMO.

I prefer to get mounts at Napa (use an AAA card if you have one for discount). The mounts are typically higher quality than Parts America chain or Autozone.
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I'll check it out, post it, and take it from there...Thanks
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Where r the codes?
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On your spare tire cover in the trunk. Snap a pic. Post it here. We'll tell you if you have either of the two steering options I was talking about.
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