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motor mount install.. (archive)

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Posted by Paul (at MAximill...) on April 28, 2000 at 14:34:38:

In Reply to: Paul, how do I go about replacing the motor... posted by PeterL on April 28, 2000 at 12:34:18:

I usually place a floor jack and something wooden / soft under the oil pan.

Do one mount at a time.

loosen nuts on driver's side, then ease her back down once the new mount is in place.- a SNAP!

Now....on to the other side:

lift motor as before and note the "safety" bracket (shaped like a flat upturned strap). Note it's distance from the mount - it must be returned to that position in order to save your radiator and other expensive bits in the event of catastrophic mount failure.

there should be two ALLEN head bolts holding one half of the mount on the bottom - and one single nut on the upper half of the mount - hidden "inside" the metal support bracket that bolts to the block.

reaching them from below is the ticket - long, flexible fingers are esential.

Go buy a 6mm allen head socket ("hex bit") - you'll need it for other stuff sooner or later.

ALWAYS use locktite or lock nuts when re-assembling these - I've had them come loose and cause the air filter to dent my hood before!

Difficulty scale: 3
Patience requirement: 6

Good luck - but it's easy!

Paul
MAximillian Importing Co


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