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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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changing motor mounts

I've got one cracked mount and I'm going to change both while i'm at it. I went to jack up the engine (took the nuts off the bottom of the mounts first) but all it did was push up the suspension. I was jacking by the bell housing instead of the oil pan because there's really not a good spot on the pan to use. The bolts on the housing are strong enough to hold a 600 lb engine, aren't they? Anyway, the real question is why didn't the engine go up? It seems like i was putting enough pressure to lift it but it just didn't seem to want to budge. Do i need to beat on the mount screws after they have pressure on them?

It's a Jeep thing? My Bronco thing will run over your little Jeep thing.

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Re: changing motor mounts

I would think you would have to take the travel out of the suspension before the motor would raise, so raise it higher. Try a different jack position.

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Exactly. Even the stock suspension uptravel is more than the typical floor or bottle jack. Lift once, put jackstands under the frame, and lift again. I did mine recently lifting at the harmonic balancer.

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Re: changing motor mounts

Got it done. I ended up using my 6ton bottle jack and just lifted til I could get in there and get the old mounts out. Not too bad really, except the infamous mud-in-the-eyes-and-mouth that tends to happen under there.

It's a Jeep thing? My Bronco thing will run over your little Jeep thing.

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WASH THAT PIG!!!-) I wash the undercarriage on my truck 10 times as often as the paint. I figure the paint won't rust, but the bare metal down there will. It also lets me know at the FIRST sign of a leak, rather than when it blows out so badly that it washes a mud/rust plug out. (Remember the recent gas tank thread?)

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