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Old 02-25-2016, 01:12 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Hi, I just read this thread:

How To Replace The Front Engine Mount

This sounds great, but would it be faster to just put the front of the car on jack stands and then jack up the engine and pull out the mount? I saw a YouTube video of a guy doing this on his Nissan Quest. Seems easier to just take out the mount only, but I don't know so I thought I'd ask you all!

( I would have posted this in the thread, but it is too old and was not open to replies. )
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Default Re: front motor mount replacement

Sounds like the easiest process.. I would suggest using a 2x4 piece of wood in between the jack & motor itself.. Hope this helps..
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:19 AM   #3
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that's how i would tackle that job without a hoist.
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Default Re: front motor mount replacement

Removing the front motor mount.
Remove all shit in the way. Battery, airbox, fan.
Have a jack. Use jack to raise and lower engine to gain space.
Disconnect the upper right mount (passenger side). You will need to remove a couple other things.
Disconnect mount from engine, long single bolt. Then the mount 2 bolts. It might be easier to also remove the 4 bolts on bracket on engine. Taking it out was easier than putting it back in for me.
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I'd pull radiator also..only takes like 5 min..I'm actually reconnecting my motor mounts today..just reinstalled motor/ tranny...have fun
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Default Re: front motor mount replacement

Only issue with taking the rad out is the coolant.

I had no issue doing it with just the fans out.
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Default Re: front motor mount replacement

Thanks for all your replies. I bought both the front and passenger side mounts, so I'll take the passenger one out first. Any suggestions as to how high I can lift the engine before damaging anything?
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Default Re: front motor mount replacement

rubber mounts are pretty flexible but all you need to do is lift enough to take off the weight on that mount....which is not really that much.
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Default Re: front motor mount replacement

Not too high. You really shouldn't have to jack it up too much.

Use a jack, put a block of wood on it and jack up on the oil pan. Make sure the block of wood is bigger than the oil pan.
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Thanks, I'm feeling more confident about doing it myself now !
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Default Re: front motor mount replacement

Guys (and Gals),

I'm attempting this project today. Did I make a mistake with my car jack? Do I need to use another piece of wood, or can I keep jacking it higher?

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