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Old 02-07-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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I ordered an OEM TAM from a dealer and got it today. I took the old one off and tried the new one but it didn't fit, scratched up my cam cover finding that out. It's shaped a little differently from the one it has on now. I assume they sent the wrong one, but want to know if perhaps its a new style and will fit with some work.

On a side note, when I change the PCV valve, O2 sensor, and ECTS, I am going to unhook the negative battery cable for a few minutes to reset the computer, do I have to worry about my alarm going off when I do this, or anything else?

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Old 02-07-2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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There's a how-to in here somewhere for the axis mount. My only question would be, did you jack up the engine before trying to install the new one? Things don't line up properly if you don't. Make sure you slip a block of wood in between the jack and the oil pan -- don't want to do damage there.

I believe the proper sequence is do the three bolts on the engine first, then the two on the body. I don't know why it makes a difference and I actually did mine in the reverse. No problems except I stripped the middle of the three on the engine. Still have to get that re-done.

Disconnecting the battery shouldn't cause any issues, but check around here, you never know what might trigger an anti-theft radio.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:49 PM   #3
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Yes, I placed a padded jack under the oil pan and jacked up a little, but the weird thing is that it lifted the entire front a little, not just the engine, even though I only had the jack contacting the oil pan. I read the how-to and used it as a guide to the procedure, but the darn mount just did'nt fit as far as I'm concerned. I had to really wigglet it inbetween the coolant tank and the camcover.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:55 PM   #4
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That doesn't sound right. I don't remember there being obstacles when I did mine. It was very straightforward.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:02 AM   #5
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wouldn't it lift the body too because of the other mounts being in place?
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:09 AM   #6
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"wouldn't it lift the body too because of the other mounts being in place?" Sounds like that may be the case, but i don't know.

"That doesn't sound right. I don't remember there being obstacles when I did mine. It was very straightforward." Yea, I was expecting it to be a snap, and it would've been had the new TAM fit, so I'm thinking its not the right one.

WOLFMAN/ others- could you chime in too.

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:53 AM   #7
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All Tam are the same. There is only one part number for every year. with the mount off lower the engine then slowly jack it up til you can get all the studs started for the mount.
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:02 AM   #8
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You don't need to jack up the car with the engine. Put the jack under the engine with the mount connected, jack it up until it makes contact with the pan, WATCH the TAM as you do it, you are only jacking it up enough to releive the tension on the mount so you can safely remove it. You don't have to go crazy and lift the whole car. As others have said, there is only one TAM, if it doesn't fit, you;re doing something wrong.
There is NO NEED to disconnect the battery on your '98. It won't do anythign except reset your stereo presets. Any codes stored need to be cleared with a scan tool, disconnecting the battery only works on 1995 and older cars. 1996 and newer are OBDII and as part of the Federally Mandated software, the codes can NOT be cleared by disconnecting the battery.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:00 AM   #9
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Default Torque Axis Mount System (TAMS)

Just as a side note, I believe you all may be referring to the Upper "Engine Mount".

A full clarification regarding the Torque Axis Mount System (TAMS) can be found
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It is infact a new style TAM, but after working on it, I found that I needed to pump the jack a couple more times after the whole front end moved up slightly. Then it went in just fine.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:57 AM   #11
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It is infact a new style TAM, but after working on it, I found that I needed to pump the jack a couple more times after the whole front end moved up slightly. Then it went in just fine.
Notice any difference at idle in park? When I replaced mine, started the engine, closed the hood-got in the car & thought I had stalled the engine, tried to start it again-oops.
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:24 AM   #12
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Dan, yes, the car runs alot smoother now, I'm quite happy with the results. And now that I've finally got the new ECTS in correctly (read my other post ) it runs even smoother.
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what is the part number for the tam on a 2002 saturn vue 2.2
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what is the part number for the tam on a 2002 saturn vue 2.2
This is an 11 year old S-series thread. Try posting in the Vue forum.
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