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Old April 26th, 2008, 12:21
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Motor mount replacement....

Yes, I have searched, but want a clear and definate answer without sifting thru hours of

How much of a pain are they to change?

The passenger side looks to be easy, but the driver could be a pain....


As of now, only the passenger mounts has torn rubber, but I know the driver side may not be far behind.....

The trans mount is about a year old acording to the paper I got with the Jeep....
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Old April 26th, 2008, 13:29
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

I'd have to say the driver's sice is the easy one! Simply remove the airbox and you have a large working area.

Passenger side has some A/C lines and other crap in the way.

If you think the passenger side is easy, the driver's side will be a breeze.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 16:05
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

Go slow, get an "assistant" and have a couple of jacks on hand and some different size pipes or bars for prying, and pushing the engine back into place.
I just did mine about a month ao and I beleive I payed 8 or 9 dollars apeice. took us about 2 hours to install them, with ample breaks
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Old April 26th, 2008, 16:16
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

Just did mine two nights ago. Real easy they seem hard

You may think you are lifting the engine too much when the truck starts rising that is just the weight of the engine raising the shock up. Once you get the ingine high enough the bolts will just slide out literally. It really looks alot harder than it is. I was dreading it till i did it. Then i was thinking thats not so bad. Definitly remove the airbox. PM me if you have any questions or hell call me

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Old April 26th, 2008, 16:23
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

Cool thanks guys...

Looks I will be changing them once I get the money.

I can clearly see the passeneger side mount, which is good, all I have to do is get to the driver side....

Not that I haven't changed motor mounts in my other vehicles before.....(I completely destroyed the mounts in my 85 Prelude by running drags with it....)
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Old April 26th, 2008, 16:54
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

Don't buy the AutoZone Anchor motor mounts. They suck! Less than 10 months and my driver's side was torn in half.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 18:15
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

I did mine a couple of years ago. As told before use a screw or bottle jack to move the motor to get bolts started. If I remember correctly, the driver side was the hard one for me. Maybe because I replaced to passenger side first.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 18:20
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

pull them both out and put them both in at the same time it makes it a lot easyer when your not fighting a new mount
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Old April 26th, 2008, 18:24
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

I didn't even have to use a prybar to move the motor. More or less I had to keep raising it because my stupid jack self-lowers
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Old April 26th, 2008, 21:39
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

The self-lowering jack....That would be the same model I just tossed out...

I took a look at the passenger side mount, it's ugly, the rubber is torn and funky, I'm pretty sure the driver side is shot too as I have an unexplained body thump in gear at idle.......
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Old April 26th, 2008, 21:53
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

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Don't buy the AutoZone Anchor motor mounts. They suck! Less than 10 months and my driver's side was torn in half.

x9,0000! don't buy those anchor crap mounts! total garbage! they either completely tear or come unglued from the bracket
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

While you have the mounts out, check the bolts on the engine block mount. My pass side came loose and 2 snapped off. Almost lost the whole thing. On my 88 it was a TORX head bolt. I swapped them for G8 hex heads.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 07:57
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

Check the trany mount, good chance it's bad to. It tends to go when bad motor mounts let the engine rock to much. If you off hard look to some real HD mounts. or torque strap.
Run a cable from the engine to the firewall. Leave a little slack so the engine can rock a little but will pull tight when you get on it hard. Much cheaper then HD mounts but will not transmit vibes into the Jeep like some HD mounts will.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 10:28
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

Tranny mount is new as of a couple years ago....

I looked at it the other day when i was under it getting my self covered in grease and dirt.....It's fine, no excess movement....
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Old April 27th, 2008, 13:53
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Re: Motor mount replacement....

Just did my passenger side was easy enough, the broken bolt in the block not so easy.

Wondering if anyone has any experience with dea mounts?
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