Engine Mt replacement- realign engine?

JShadzi at aol.com JShadzi at aol.com
Thu Dec 13 14:52:05 EST 2001

All that needs to be done is to change the engine mounts and tranny mounts seperately.  Support the engine with a jack from the side of the block, where the oil pan mates with the bottom of the block.  Remove both engine mounts and replace them.  Then, support the back of the tranny and do the tranny mounts seperately.  No need for engine support brackets if you use this method.


In a message dated Thu, 13 Dec 2001  2:45:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com> writes:

> --
> You probably want some sort of bridge support spanning the fenders to hold
> the engine from above.  Someone else previously recommended the Harbor
> Freight
> version:   http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/headsearch.taf?function=Search
> At 10:56 AM 12/13/2001 -0600, Robert Deis wrote:
> >Maybe this is easy, but it sure *sounds* scary...
> >
> >I'm in the middle of a front-end rebuild, and everything is proceeding
> >nicely according to the instructions on SJM's site and Bently (finally got
> >one!).
> >
> >The subframe is out now, and I'm getting ready to do the engine mounts.
> >Am I correct is thinking that removing the engine mounts would drop the
> >motor on my head? The rear of the tranny is supported by a jackstand-
> >what's a good place to put a jackstand to support the engine?
> >
> >Also: Since the rear tranny mounts are out, does remiving the engine
> >mounts mean I should realign the engine?  Bently says that this isn't
> >necessary unless you pull both the motor and transmission out, but if all
> >four mounts are off.....
> >
> >
> >Tx, by the way, for the double-screwdriver trick on the e-brake cables.
> >They're loose now.  I may end up having to loosen the adjuster nut to put
> >things back together, but managed to avoid it so far.  Kudos also to TPC
> >and Blau for quick shipment and good service on these parts.  Strano's is
> >trying to be helpful, and is much cheaper, but they're running into
> >shipping delays.
> >
> >--
> >------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >   Rob Deis                  "Let the people know beforehand what the law
> >   MiB3347                      is and what they are to expect."
> >   rdeis at io.com                              -- 18th Congress, Rec. 75
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