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Old 03-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Forgive me in advance. I'm posing the question and don't have time to search the boards right now...

Is replacing the front eng mount fairly easy? Any special tools like a cherry picker to lift the engine? Or will a floor jack work? I'm an experienced mechanic but not as well equipped as a shop.

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Not real hard, but a bit of a pain.

Floor jack from under, use a board to spread out the load.

Unbolt from the trans

Unbolt from the sub frame

Fight to get it out.
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On your 2000-2005 it'* two nuts. One on top of the mount bracket and one under the subframe. Jack the engine as mentioned and then slide it out. Drop the new one in and lower then tighten the nuts down.
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Thanks for the info gents. I looked under the hood at the mount today and had the wife shift from Park into Drive. The bottom of the mount lifted approx. 1/2 inch off of the subframe when it went into gear. The bottom mounting nut is tight so I'm assuming the mount is shot with that much movement. Plus, I can feel the slop when the tranny shifts gears as I'm driving.
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Yep, that sounds shot. The rubber separates from the metal.
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dont bother with a new mount,,,,search " hockey puck " and be done with it !!!!!
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Did it for you......get an extra puck and put it on top of the motor mount bracket,,,,will cut down on vibration,,,bolt,,,washer,,puck,,,motor mount bracket,,, puck, washer ,,puck ,,washer,,puck,, washer etc to get the correct height then subframe,,,,done !!!
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Well yesterday was interesting... I had just bought a new mount, and stopped to get an alignment, rotate and balance. On my way home from the tire shop the car began hesitating and "sneezing" when accellerating. I was thinking WTF and noticed the SES light was on. Scanned for codes when I got home and found P0102 mass airflow sensor. So I'm thinking what did the tire shop do to my car? Well, long story short, a reman MAF fixed the problem. With that out of the way I tackled the engine mount which turned out to be pretty easy. The old mount was in bad shape with the bottom stud almost completely torn away from the rubber.
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Good to hear you got it all sorted out.
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