Engine Performance problem
1993 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 87,000 miles
Ok, so I broke my front driver side bottom engine mount. I was wondering if possible how long and how difficult it would be for me to repair it myself. If thats not possible how much would it be if I take it to a shop for it to be repaired.
Well it all depends on how mechanical you are. I don't have the instructions on how to do this but I do have the pics. It is a matter of jacking up your engine, removing and replacing the mount and connecting it back to the frame. If you do it yourself check Auto Zone or O'Reilly's for the part.....may be under $100.
Just be careful....anytime things are on jacks it is dangerous.
I have also attached what I show the estimated cost.....it may be more or less so shop around for estimates.
November, 14, 2008 AT 11:20 PM
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Place a transaxle jack and a block of wood under the transaxle. Raise the transaxle enough to take the load off of the engine mount.
On all transaxle type EXCEPT for the 1910 4-speed manual transaxle, remove the engine mount-to-support bracket attaching nut. Unfasten the attaching bolts and remove the engine mount from the vehicle from the vehicle.
If your vehicle is equipped with a 1910 4-speed manual transaxle, an additional mount is installed. Remove the 3 nuts securing the support bracket to the engine at the starter. Unfasten the 3 bolts that hold the bracket for the mount below the bumper region.
Remove the mount.
On all transaxle type vehicles, position the replacement mount between the support bracket and transaxle. Torque the bolts to 25-37 ft. lbs. (35-50 Nm).
If equipped with a 1910 4-speed manual transaxle, install the support bracket and bolts to the body portion below the bumper. Tighten the bolts to 13-19 ft. lbs. (18-26 Nm).
Install engine mount nut and tighten to 6-100 ft. lbs. (108-136 Nm).
If equipped with 1910 4-speed equipped, install the nut and tighten to 45-65 ft. lbs. (35-50 Nm). Install the additional bracket, then secure using the attachment nuts, tightening to 25-44 ft. lbs. (35-50 Nm).
Hope this helps. If you think this is too much for your experience level, I suggest a trustworthy repair shop. No sense in harming yourself or others to save a little money. If you do want to try to repair it your self just post any issues you run into and I will follow up. Thanks for using 2carpros.com!