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Old 02-21-2006, 06:59 PM   #1
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My local garage gave my a quote of just under $100 to install a new right upper motor mount. I called the dealer for the part and it runs about $70 for the part. Is it worth paying the 30 bucks to have it installed or should I just do it myself?
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:27 PM   #2
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Do it yourself. Look in the How-To Library for the procedures that "wolfman" wrote. You just saved yourself $30.
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:46 PM   #3
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Its quite easy to do motor mounts:
1: lift car
2: place jack on engine/transaxle
3: loosen/remove mount
4: install new mount, tighten
5: take jack out from under engine
6: lower car and bam you are done. takes like 30 minutes if you are slow
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:09 PM   #4
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I didn't lift car at all! Just put a jack with a block of wood under the oil pan & lift just enough to support engine & take stress off bolts (maybe an inch or so). Remove nuts, remove mount, replace with new one, maybe lift engine another inch or move it back/forth (I didn't have to do anything). Tighten nuts, lower & remove jack. Maybe 1/2 hr job...most of that was finding jack & piece of wood.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:15 PM   #5
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I have a 1993 SL2 and I've replaced the upper motor mount, several times actually. It is not hard. This is rather easy to replace and will make your car feel like a new car again. Here is a TSB that will help you with the procedure; feel free to download it, save it, and print it:

http://home.comcast.net/~David93SL2/TSB-01-T-30A.pdf
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:33 AM   #6
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I didn't lift car at all! Just put a jack with a block of wood under the oil pan & lift
just enough to support engine & take stress off bolts
(maybe an inch or so)
Dan's got it down to a science.....Keep in mind, the purpose of "just slightly lifting" the oil pan, is by doing so, the passenger side of the engine is being supported by the jack. This makes removing the upper engine mount's four nuts, easily removeable.
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My local garage gave my a quote of just under $100 to install a new right upper motor mount
I'm assuming that you also received confirmation, that the quote included both, labor and parts.


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Old 02-22-2006, 01:42 PM   #7
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I'm assuming that you also received confirmation, that the quote included both, labor and parts.
That's correct- $100 for parts and labor. Does it make a differnce if I get this part aftermarket or OEM. I'm kind of leaning towards OEM, but maybe I could save some money and get the same part.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:53 PM   #8
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Most people on here will say OEM. I've seen lots of posts that say that Anchor mounts don't last. Right now, I'm trying a Pioneer mount from Advanced with a lifetime warranty, but the jury's still out on that one. If you want to be sure to get one that lasts a while, go OEM.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:17 PM   #9
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I have a 1993 SL2 and I've replaced the upper motor mount, several times actually. It is not hard. This is rather easy to replace and will make your car feel like a new car again. Here is a TSB that will help you with the procedure; feel free to download it, save it, and print it:

http://home.comcast.net/~David93SL2/TSB-01-T-30A.pdf
ya according to this bulletin i have that crappy second design engine mount that has to be replaced. i'm getting some vibration from the engine & some creaky noises comming from that area. i think my mount is sagging causing metal to metal contact. i guess the first design is sturdier??
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:44 PM   #10
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well when i said lift car....i use the garage's hydraulic lift on base...lifts it enough to where i have a lot more room under the car...and then jack engine heh heh
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Does it make a differnce if I get this part aftermarket or OEM. I'm kind of leaning towards OEM, but maybe I could save some money and get the same part.
On the first upper mount I changed, I found that it did not fit well; I thus took it off, put back on my old bad unit, returned the new unit, and went to the dealership and picked up an OEM unit. That learning experience, has resulted in my position being to only use an OEM unit.
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Has anyone filled their upper motor mount with polyurethane window filling?
I need to replace mine but doing that may be a feasible substitute.
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