Mechanics

Engine Mount Replacement (Torque)

Easy to follow step by step guide on how to replace an automotive engine torque mount, though appearances may vary, the process is the same on most front wheel drive vehicles.

Difficulty Level - 4

Tools and Supplies Needed

  • Complete tool set
  • Shop towels
  • Protective eyewear and gloves
  • Replacement engine torque mount
  • Hydraulic jack
Begin with the vehicle lifted enough to access the engine mount while using jack stands for safety, wear protective eye wear and gloves.

Step 1 - Start by locating and removing the lower cover bolts to clear access to the engine torque mount.


Removing Lower Cover Bolts

Step 2 - After removing all mounting bolts and clips grasp the lower cover and remove it.


Remove Lower Cover

Step 3 - Locate the engine torque mount, these mounts have a high failure rate due to the added stress of the engine under load.


Engine Torque Mount

Step 4 - A jack can be used to help support the engine while taking weight off the mount which can ease removal.


Jack Supporting Engine

Step 5 - Occasionally a bracket or brace will need to be removed to help clear access to the mount.


Remove Brace Bolt

Step 6 - Remove the brace nut at the opposite end to remove the brace.


Remove Engine Brace Nut

Step 7 - Once all obstructions have been cleared, remove the frame to mount bolt.


Remove Engine Mount Bolt

Step 8 - Finally, remove the main mount bolt to the engine mount, keep your hand on the mount as it will become loose.


Remove Engine Mounting Bolt

Step 9 - After all mounting bolts have been removed, grasp the mount and pull it from the engine and frame brackets.


Remove Engine Torque Mount

Step 10 - Match the old mount to the new unit, they should match perfectly. (Note: Some mounts have been redesigned from the factory and may have slight appearances differences.)


New Engine Torque Mount

Step 11 - Insert the new mount into the frame mount.


Inserting Mount

Step 12 - Insert the frame to mount bolt by hand which will hold the engine mount in place.


Installing Engine Torque Mount Bolt

Step 13 - Hand thread the engine mounting bolt, the engine may need to be jostled slightly to align the threads.


Installing Engine Mount Bolt

Step 14 - Using a ratchet or wrench, tighten both the mounting bolt and nut securely.


Tighten Engine Torque Mount Bolt

Step 15 - Reinstall any brackets or braces that were removed while replacing the mount.


Reinstall Engine Mount Brace

Step 16 - Double check to see that all the mounting bolts and nuts are tight, reposition the plastic cover.


Reinstall Plastic Cover

Step 17 - Reinstall cover bolts and tighten.


Reinstall Cover Bolts

Helpful Information

When first starting and driving the vehicle after your repair, listen for any strange noises which could be a sign of a problem and will need to be checked out.

Engine mounts are made of durable rubber which cushion engine vibration from the vehicle frame.

Over time engine mounts lose their firm but pliable properties and will wear causing abnormal noises especially when shifting from reverse to forward drive gears.


Best Practices

  • Inspect all engine and transmission mounts
  • Check for oil leaks which can cause premature failure

AUTHOR


Written by
Co-Founder and CEO of 2CarPros.com
35 years in the automotive repair field, ASE Master Technician, Advanced Electrical and Mechanical Theory.


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