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Old 03-24-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default Additional TAM requirements when replacing any of its four components

When changing any of the four components of the TAM (((>Torque Axis Mount<))) the following should be stressed.

Attached and supporting the Engine Strut, often overlooked, is a bracket in which one end of the strut sits. This bracket, upon close examination, is afixed to the engine cradle. However, it is attached with two bolts/fasteners. The nuts can be reached only from underneath the cradle.

These two nuts, should be loosened after any work is done on any of the TAM's four components. Therefore, after replacing either the (upper) Engine Mount, the (lower) Transmission Mount, the Transmission Strut, and/or the Strut-to-Engine, it is important to loosen these two nuts/fasterns and then re-torquing (Spell ?)them .

This effort accomplishes the removal any "fore/aft preload" from the Engine Strut.

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Old 03-24-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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Good timing! I've done all my TAMs, except for the engine strut ('99 dogbone coming soon, which will receive Prothanes). I'll have to remember this little nugget when it comes time to install.

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Old 03-24-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Additional TAM requirements when replacing any of its four components

What does this mean when it comes to changing the upper mount?

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Old 03-25-2006, 02:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Additional TAM requirements when replacing any of its four components

Anybody got a picture of the aforementioned "engine strut" as I am going to replace the top engine mount (TAM) tomorrow? Thanks.

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Old 07-12-2006, 04:19 PM   #5
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Anyone dig up a picture yet of the aforementioned bracket?

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Old 07-24-2006, 06:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Additional TAM requirements when replacing any of its four components

Dang, I thought I'd posted on this thread a while ago. I scanned the FSM page on this, and took a pic of the nuts that need to be re-torqued.

FSM Page:

http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/sho...p/photo/30459/

View from below of the two nuts:

http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/sho...p/photo/30458/

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Old 04-26-2007, 02:46 PM   #7
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The photos section is down at present, but the files themselves still seem to be there, so here are the photos "stand-alone":

FSM Page: http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/data/500/mountfsm.jpg

View from below of the two nuts: http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/data/500/mountnuts.jpg

For "perspective", that view is straight up. "Bottom" of the frame is the front of the car. Right side of the frame is the right side of the car. Diagonal member in lower right is the sway bar. Upper right is the passenger-side driveshaft.

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Old 04-26-2007, 06:27 PM   #8
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Default Re: Additional TAM requirements when replacing any of its four components

Does that mean at any time (even like 6 months) we can (should) loosen these nuts and re-tighten?

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Old 04-27-2007, 03:27 PM   #9
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I don't see why you couldn't, at any time. And if you missed it the last time you worked on the mounts, and you're getting any vibration or the like, it's worth doing.

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Old 05-07-2007, 05:16 PM   #10
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Default Re: Additional TAM requirements when replacing any of its four components

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Does that mean at any time (even like 6 months) we can (should) loosen these nuts and re-tighten?
Yes...as madpogue added it is worth doing if you missed it when you initially did the work...I didn't see this part of the How to section until I installed the new mount.......and it cured a big vibration I was getting....

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