[V8] Front Motor Mount

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Sun Oct 8 19:23:58 EDT 2006

Most likely your front motor mounts have collapsed a little. Same thing happened
to me.
The gap between the pieces of the broken mount (actually called a torque stop)
is the amount that your main motor mounts have collapsed. For me it was a good
1/4 inch. I was quite surprised that I could tear the mounting stud right out of
mu old motor mounts too. I suggest you replace all three parts together.


Quoting "bhowell at rmi.net" <bhowell at rmi.net>:

> I replaced the front motor mount (the one that connects the front of the
> timing belt cover to the frame rail) on our 5 speed approx. 20k miles ago
> when I did the timing belt. I replaced it because it was broken (duh) and
> now it's broken again and who knows how long it's been like that. I only
> noticed it because I am doing the serp belt and fan clutch.
> Has anyone else encountered this? How can this part only last 20k miles
> (maybe less)? The car is NEVER tracked, never abused, hardly ever sees
> anything faster than the speed limit and my wife stops at ONE traffic light
> on her drive to work. The two motor mounts on the side of the block and the
> tranny mounts were replaced at the same time, so I don't think the motor is
> sitting "Low" or anything like that, that would cause undue stress on the
> front one.
> Just curious I guess, not to mention that I would prefer NOT to buy a $45
> every 20k miles.
> Ben
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