Because of the wear and tear of your car, at some point it may become necessary to replace the engine mount. The number of engine mounts varies from cars to cars. Follow the steps below to successfully change a faulty engine mount.
1 – Accessibility
Be sure to park the vehicle in a place where you have enough room. The point is to pick a spot that is comfortable and safe for you to work.
2 – Mount
The engine mount can get affected by the wear and tear involved in running the running. Examine your engine and spot the mounts that require replacement.
3 – Components
Look at the mount, as well as the other parts. Generally, the bolts that hold the mount may also get affected. You will have to remove them to start the installation.
4 – Battery
After taking the mounts and parts out it is now time to turn your attention to the battery. The black wire, or the negative cable, has to be disconnected from the battery.
5 – Raising the Vehicle
For better access you have to raise the vehicle. Use the jack to lift the car up and place the jack stands to support the car.
6 – Use a screwdriver
With the help of the screw driver, unscrew any part that will hinder the installation of the mount.
7 – keep Safely
The unscrewed parts have to be put away systematically. This will make the re-installation process easier and less confusing.
8 – Support the Engine
While changing the mount, it is possible to put pressure on the other components of mounts. This extra pressure could damage certain parts. Thus, it is advisable to support the side with a jack. The jack has to be kept close to the mounts support point.
9 – Removing the Bolts
Find out the best way to remove all the bolts on the mount you wish to change. Some bolts are easily removed from underneath. Depending on the way the mount is assembled, at times a screwdriver will not be helpful. You will need to use a wrench.
10 – Detach the Mount
Once the bolts are taken out it makes the mount removal easy. Take the mount out of the frame and the engine block.
11 – Replace the Engine Mount
Apply a layer of thread locking compound to all the blots. Now install the new mount. Screw back all the blots. Align mount unit with the body frame and the engine block with the pry bar.
12 – Last step
Remove the jack support and get the car back to the ground level. Connect the black wire to the battery.
You have successfully replaced the engine mount on your car. You can now take your car out for a test drive
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