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Old 01-27-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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Repairing Engine Mount

Hello guys, good day to ya'll.
My left side motor mount is torn and out of place. I need to change it. Any advice on the easiest way to get the old one out and put the new one back in.
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unbolt, lift engine with jack, remove, install new, lower motor tighten - done
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yeah, it's pretty simple stuff. what i'd personally do is loosen both sides first(including the side you aren't changing), then like Stuart said ^ just jack up the motor with a piece of wood between the jack and the pan, so you don't fuk up the pan. In order to jack up the motor you gotta take the bottom plate out. Once you jack it up, just pop it off and put the new one in.

The reason why i said loosen both sides is because when i went to do my headers, i jacked one side up too far and the other motor mount broke.
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Thank you guys should be easy work. Thanks for telling me about the plate i was going to lift it up with it, guess not. I will getter done...



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You should be changing both at the same time, is best practice
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