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TwoFistedJustic 09-30-2019 05:09 PM

S-Series Motor Mounts - Optimized order of replacement
 
I originally posted this on SixthSphere about a year ago. Posting it again here.

This is the order I came up with to replace engine/transmission mounts on my 2002 SC2 with the least amount of work. Please comment or correct if you see any issues.


Remove the upper dogbone (LH side, just under the battery tray).

Remove and install the transaxle mount. (the stubby one between the transaxle and the frame)

Install the upper dogbone.

Remove the upper motor mount. Place the new mount on the studs, but do not put the nuts on yet.

Remove and install the lower dogbone (RH side). But do not tighten the bracket nuts from beneath yet.

Put the five nuts on the motor mount and tighten.

Tighten the lower dogbone bracket nuts from beneath.

Done.

RobertGary1 09-30-2019 05:27 PM

Re: S-Series Motor Mounts - Optimized order of replacement
 
I think its easier to do the lower mount with the dogbones left in. As you lower the car the tranny moves right back into place to align the mount. Otherwise you have to muscle it around a bit.

-Robert

Zeebins 09-30-2019 07:44 PM

Re: S-Series Motor Mounts - Optimized order of replacement
 
Depending on if you have a manual or automatic, the trans mount may be kind of a pain to gt out. I'd do them in the order you said

TwoFistedJustic 10-02-2019 01:19 AM

Re: S-Series Motor Mounts - Optimized order of replacement
 
It's true about the automatic transmission mounts. They are more difficult. A lot more difficult. Though if I recall correctly, there is a trick to it, which I infer because it wasn't going in, wasn't going in, wasn't going in, wasn't going in, then suddenly it was in and I couldn't tell you how. So there's a trick. I just don't know what it is.

Zeebins 10-02-2019 08:31 PM

Re: S-Series Motor Mounts - Optimized order of replacement
 
When I did mine I ended up putting a second jack under the engine and i removed the top motor mount bolts to raise the whole thing some more. A crow bar helped some here too


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