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Old 12-03-2000, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what a Torque Axis Mount is used for. I have been told I need to have it replaced on my 97 SC2. Thanks!

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Old 12-03-2000, 11:07 PM   #2
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It is the mount at the top of your engine on the passenger side. If it is out (very common, especially on twincams) you will get a lot of noise vibration and harshness.

What is it for? It keeps the engine from slamming forward in the engine compartment when you put on the brakes ad slamming backward while accelerating.

You can replace the torque axis (upper engine mount) mount very easily by yourself in with common hand tools and it will take you less than 1/2 hour.

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Old 12-04-2000, 11:55 PM   #3
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Abe,

Thanks for the reply. I would guess that books such as Chilton's, etc. would have details on how to replace this? I was quoted $110, but if I can buy the mount and put it in, I'm sure I would save a considerable amount. (Have any idea of what the part itself costs?)

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Old 12-05-2000, 12:45 PM   #4
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Sorry to inform you that the price is between $90 and $100 from saturn.
I just replaced one in april.
It is an easy job.

There are no aftermarket parts.
Someone mentioned before about an online place that gave discounts on Saturn parts.
I don't recall the name but maybe someone else will.
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If what we are talking about is a "Motor Mount", I think there is an after market one, see SPS web site:

http://www.donet.com/~sps/products/engine.html

They are $79 each, plus shipping.

A 97 SC2 has two mounts, one Motor Mount at the upper right (passenger's) side, and one Transmission Mount on the lower left (driver's) side. If you go with this high performance (stiffer) mount, you might need to replace both at once. I would ask SPS to find out.

I seem to remember reading a description of how the SPS mounts are different from the stock ones, but I can't find it right now.
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Old 12-05-2000, 09:49 PM   #6
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After reading other post I changed my Torque Axis (top) Mount last month.
Took more time to pull out the tools than to do the job.
Ride and idle a lot smoother now.

Cost at local Saturn store $53.25 (for part)plus tax.
Why are others quoting a higher price?
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The online dealer is at www.irontoad.com. Saved me over $25 on a 2000 SL1 taillight lens.

Promises to save you 20%. Reasonable shipping, prompt service on my order.

Some other folks have said the price was not a good deal. If it's worth it, compare before you buy.
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You might want to try Rich at Saturn of Albany,Ny too. They ship fedex and their prices are VERY reasonable. I have bought Saturn parts from them twice now. Wanna know how good their prices are? They are so much better than my dealer in Oklahoma that I wind up saving big even when factoring the cost of shipping. You can reach them at 1-800-242-4535 extension 251. Good luck on getting the mount changed.

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Thanks everyone for your help. I changed the mount yesterday, and I feel like I am driving a different car now! Drives smooth and it is hard to hear the engine running now. It was a sinch to change, I think getting the car jacked up took longer than replacing the mount.

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