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Hello friends,
Today I decided to inspect (repair if needed) my side engine mounts.

It wasn't a difficult thing to do but in order to be able to inspect the mounts properly I had to remove some parts.
On the driver's side...
I removed the:
1. air filter box
2. battery
3. battery tray
4. ecu
5. engine mount bracket

Since I have successfully repaired and with great results the rear engine mount I decided to check all the other mounts to see if they need to be replaced or repaired.
To my surprise and after 291000 miles the side mounts still looked good. No tears or breaks on the rubber at all.
I have some pictures here.


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The most difficult part was removing the screws that go into the transmission case. I had to use a long breaker bar to loosen them.

I would rate the difficulty at between 4-6 on a scale of 1-10 only because I have not done this top mounts before.

Tools I used:
1. Hydraulic jack to elevate the transmission a little bit
2. Long handled breaker bar for the 18mm screws
3. Ratchet wrench and sockets
4. Screw driver to loosen the air tube from the filter box

I also inspected the front mount and it was ok.

From this experience I learned that the mount that works the hardest is the rear mount. It is also the one exposed to the most heat because it is only a few inches away from the exhaust pipe.

Repairing the rear engine mount restored the "new feel" of my car. The car drives nicer and front end noises disappeared.
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