Motor mount cracked

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Motor mount cracked

Postby DATAfiend » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi all,
I have a cracked mount under the engine and in front. It appears that this will be costly to replace($900 here in Cali) and I'd like to do it myself seeing Autozone has the part for $51. How does one get the Catalytic Converter down? That appears to be the part in the way, other than that it LOOKS pretty easy.

Should I do BOTH front mounts? It looks like they're sitting on the same bar.

many thanks for any help. Also, the transaxle roll resistor bolt has come out. I can prolly do that at the same time as this job.

Thx.
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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby jas88 » Mon May 01, 2017 5:49 am

Cat con just unbolts from the manifold on top, then from the exhaust system underneath, and there is a bracket also that is held on by a trans bolt. Also will need to unplug the O2 sensor.

You should probably do both but IIRC the rear mount is easier than the front.
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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby DATAfiend » Mon May 01, 2017 10:50 am

What is IIRC?

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby mmsstar » Mon May 01, 2017 10:51 am

If I recall correctly
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby DATAfiend » Mon May 01, 2017 4:46 pm

Thx.

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby Mike51Merc » Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 am

$900 to swap a motor mount?
I'd do them all week long and twice on Sunday for that price. You need a new shop.

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby DATAfiend » Sun May 07, 2017 1:41 am

Ok, I have the part ordered from RockAuto. Should be here by Friday. I'm hesitant about the placement of my jack. I've looked online at placing a 2"X4" on the jack UNDERNEATH THE OIL PAN. I've always been told NOT to put anything under the oil pan. Can you do this? If you can't place a 2"X4" board underneath, where is a good spot for the jack stand to go? Any guidance is appreciated...

Thx in advance.

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby Mike51Merc » Sun May 07, 2017 8:26 am

I hope you understand that you cannot use the oil pan as a place to jack up the car! First jack up the car (from known points of strength and stability) and support the car on stands (also on strong points). Some strong points are the frame rails and the subframe mounting areas.

You then can use a jack to support the weight of the motor for when you remove the motor mount. The 2x4 (or any piece of wood that you choose) is only used as a buffer to spread the load and keep your jack from damaging the oil pan. Remember you're only holding the weight, not really lifting the motor, although you might want to lift it slightly (like 1/4 inch) to take the weight off the motor mounts.

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby DATAfiend » Sun May 07, 2017 8:33 am

Many thanks Mike51Merc. I understand how to jack up the car - it's the motor that was confusing to me. I've looked online several times on the 2x4 and how to place it under the pan. Seems to me that there should be a better spot on the motor to place it on stands.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby Mike51Merc » Mon May 08, 2017 7:12 am

I wouldn't try to put a jackstand under the motor because typically jackstands don't have precision locking points to get your motor in just the right height. I'd just use the hydraulic jack to lift and hold the engine.

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Re: Motor mount cracked

Postby jas88 » Mon May 08, 2017 11:24 am

The oil pan on these is cast aluminum. It is quite a bit stiffer than a typical sheet-metal oil pan on older vehicles.
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