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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Changing Engine Mount

Whats a good way to change engine mount in a driveway. I need to replace mine this afternoon. I was told by a few people that a bottle jack on the part of the diff will lift the engine for the right side perfectly to swap out the mount but what about the left side?
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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:50 AM
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I did them when I still had the gas engine in the series with a 12"x12" piece of plywood on top of my floor jack and lifted from the oil pan.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 11:54 AM
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I agree with Kevin. I lifted one from the crank pully area as well.
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Cool, thanks. I assume that will lift both sides equally? Is there anything else I need to know aside from unbolting the 2 mounts first?
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Make sure you don't jam you fan into the shroud and watch all other clearances as well.
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Don't put your fingers where they could get cut off if it falls. An engine hoist makes this much more pleasant and safer. Or a winch line and a tree.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:31 PM
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Loosen the transmission mounts as well--not sure it made changing mine any easier, but I certainly don't think it hurt.
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I swear, I'm the worst mechanic on the planet. I couldnt have more things go wrong or couldn't find tools all friggen day.

So before I head under the truck again, am I correct in assuming the mounts screw into a welded nut on the other side of the brace on the engine, because I can for the life of me figure out how to get a wrench up there if they are free nuts up there.
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They are free nuts, not welded. I think I used a gear wrench.
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Yeah I tried, not enough room from any angle to get mine in there. Looks like I will have to go buy a cheapo one and cut it in half. My full length ones wont get in there.
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Or a winch line and a tree.



Didn't you learn anything from "The Gods Must be Crazy?"
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Didn't you learn anything from "The Gods Must be Crazy?"
Too late.. lets just say Santa will be thrilled with his new ride that currently stuck in my tree f he can get it out.

j/k..

I failed today. I need a half length wrench to get to the drivers side upper nut.
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Humm, how was I able to do this. Maybe a swivel joint and a socket?
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Reviving this thread for an additional question. So how high can I jack the engine before I start stressing the tranny connection? Looks like I moved the engine up about 1-2" and don't feel I am anywhere close to being able to slide the mounts out.

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Reviving this thread for an additional question. So how high can I jack the engine before I start stressing the tranny connection? Looks like I moved the engine up about 1-2" and don't feel I am anywhere close to being able to slide the mounts out.

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Depends on how shot the other mounts are. The trans mounts will fail before the connection to the transmission will fail.
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Good. I didn't want to tweak it just as I am getting this thing back into running mode. Are you guys removing the brace that bolts to the engine that the mount then bolts to? Or are you just take the top and bottom nut off the mount and pulling it out?

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Or are you just take the top and bottom nut off the mount and pulling it out?
that is what I have done
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Old November 19th, 2012, 04:28 PM
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that is what I have done
Gracias. Didn't want to be doing something that turns out to be impossible to do. I have been down that path before.
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