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Old 01-09-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hey guys, possibly the easiest question ever put on here, I'm looking to replace my motor mounts and I found some I think I'm going to go with polyurethane mounts. However I did with my transmission mount but in order for it to line up I had to "modify" my cross member. Will the poly motor mounts line up or do I need to modify something? also how many are there and should I replace? I've one through three transmission mounts in 3 months so I think mine are definitely bad. But can anyone tell me where they are or send a picture of where they are? I've never had to replace or even check them before. Also is it easy to replace them??!! Thanks guys.
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You have to raise the engine a little, so you need a jack that can support it. May also have to take your manifolds off to prevent them from contacting the body of the car when you raise it. But it should just be support engine, loosen bolts, raise engine, swap mounts, reverse. There's not a whole lot of room to do them though.

This should give you a good idea where they're located.
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Something tells me it's not as simple as literally just taking a jack and simply jacking the engine up right? And how strong of a jack would you suggest? 2 ton?

Also loosen what bolts? I've never taken an engine out, or lifted one, sorry for the inexperience lol

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Not with these cars. You'll likely have to disconnect the manifolds, maybe the steering arm link. 2 ton jack should be fine, just put a piece(s) of wood between it and the jack to distribute the pressure. The mounts in that picture are the little red things, they have cases (not sure of the actual term) that you open to swap the mount. You don't have to remove the engine, just make sure you don't jack it up too high and bent any lines.
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Are the manifolds easy to remove?

And the steering arm link? I'm sure the Hanes manual tells me how but they make everything sound easier than it really is.

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Please edit instead of double post.

Depends, getting my stock manifolds off mine was a total PITA, but every bolt was rusted on. I didn't remove the steering arm linkage. You should be able to do it if you dedicate a day to it.
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Didn't have to remove anything to change mine.
They just jacked up the engine a bit
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Okay sorry! And okay that might be a project for this weekend. I believe mine are stock. I'll hit it with some pb blaster. Navy vet, how easy was it for you?
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I didn't do it I had it done.
I said "they" just jacked it up some.
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Didn't have to remove anything to change mine.
They just jacked up the engine a bit

Is that safe to do with everything still connected to the engine?
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As long as your not putting strain on any of the lines.
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I might try it
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I did 3.4 motor mounts by jacking up the engine a couple inches, I put a block of wood on top of a duralast jack under the oil pan. Worked for me in that application. Not sure about any other engines.
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Okay. How long of a 2x4?

Also can anyone tell me how many bolts I'm looking at? It looks like the 3 or 4 each mount on the picture?

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A block of wood that will cover the actual portion of the jack that lifts up. This is to displace the pressure so you don't just punch through the oil pan. Ideally, it would be long enough to reach one end of the oil pan to the other. So 8 inches or so. This will keep pressure even across the length of the pan.
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If you've ever done your transmission mount, it's basically the same thing...just with an engine.
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Haha well I have plenty of experience there so that makes me deal fairly confident now haha and okay cool. I'm committing my day tomorrow I that job. There is only 2 mounts correct?
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Yes, correct.
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Sorry everyone for the spelling errors, I'm on my phone lol. And okay awesome. I'll be working on that tomorrow i'll take pictures of the process and post it to this thread and let you guys know how it goes.
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One more question. When I buy them should I get the v6 mounts, or v8? My car is a v6 with an lt motor swap.
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