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Rapewta

Replacing fluid motor mounts

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My motor mounts let go the other day. Red fluid started dripping from both sides of the rear of the car. Maybe two ounces each. They are easy to replace.

You have to remove the airbox for the right mount and get the air pump out of the way for the left mount.

Two bolts hold the top of the mount and one nut at the bottom. If you decide to torque the bottom nut, it is 63 ft lbs.

I think it is an 19mm socket. Deep if available. The top stuff requires a 10mm, 13mm and a 7/64 torx or metric equivelant for the MAF. When you have the new mounts installed and just snug, take the car off the jacks so it is sitting on the ground with no support, then

tighten the two top bolts and bottom nut. Check the exhaust tips and they should be even.

When car is suspended on four jack stands, you need to support the engine with a hydraulic jack so as to take the weight off of the mounts. This will make the old motor mounts pull right out. You might have to play with the left mount to wiggle it out and around the air pump that

you semi-removed by removing the two bolts and one nut. OEM mounts are around $100.00 each thru discount stores.

You might as well clean the throttle body while you have the air box removed.

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Did you notice any improvement compared to the old mounts before they let go? Or do the mounts work properly until they fail?

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Please be careful supporting the engine with a jack. You have to do it in the right place.

There are plenty of other DIYs out there that describe this process in more detail, including safe engine jacking locations.

The order of steps in the original post is a little off, so please read and be careful.

Support the engine SAFELY AND FIRST before you touch the mounts.

Do not jack directly under the sump plate (unless you know how to do that safely). For example, do not just put the jack's cup directly under the plate.

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Did you notice any improvement compared to the old mounts before they let go? Or do the mounts work properly until they fail?

I didn't notice anything until mine failed.

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I didn't notice any difference. Psychologically it did but my car runs better after washing it too.

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