How to repair your Rear engine mount
My Compass is now truly a high mileage vehicle.
It has logged over 290,000 miles.
Fortunately the engine and transmission has not developed any serious problems.
In one of my posts I mentioned that I am going to replace the engine mounts. I have started the process by inspecting them and I found that the rear engine mount has broken.
Today I will show you how I fix it. Now, I could have just bought a new mount because they are not that expensive but this time i will try something different. I will fix it.
I began by removing the mount. The mounting screws can be reached from the top using 16 mm socket attached to extenders. To make some room I had to remove the air cleaner box
The three mounting bolts that hold the mount to the sub-frame can be removed with this method. It's not easy because there is little room but it can be done. The thru bolt can also be reached using a socket and ratchet wrench. I also removed the aluminum part that held the bushing. It has 3 bolts with 18mm heads.
In order to do this I jacked up the car and put it on jack stands for safety. The bolts were very tight. So I used some WD40 and a good breaker bar and 18 mm socket.
Last edited by jeepney_driver; Yesterday at 05:36 AM.