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Replacing Motor Mounts

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by jfcroni, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. jfcroni

    jfcroni Silver Level Sponsor

    I have new motor mounts from Rootes in NL. I went to replace them today and found it a challenge... I got the drivers side in easily, but the pass side is giving me fits. Any tips?
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
  2. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    What direction is the alignment issue?
  3. jfcroni

    jfcroni Silver Level Sponsor

    I'm replacing the motor mounts due to vibration issues with VB very hard rubber mounts. I pulled the bolts on both mounts, jacked the engine up and replaced the driver side mount... but I could not lift the engine enough to free one of the studs on the passenger side mount (rubber to front plate lower hole). Wondering if anyone has a trick on this procedure.
  4. Phile 46

    Phile 46 Silver Level Sponsor

    Hook 1 side lower engin raise again this time place the jack so the engine will roatate toward the hooked side should have room 2 refit
  5. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    My recollection is I jacked straight up on the sump using wood plus some rubber matting. The engine was balanced, not leaning to one side or the other. With the engine raised, I was able to push the engine to one side, remove and install the mount on the opposite side from where I had pushed the engine. Then repeat the same process in the opposite direction to replace the other mount. Then adjust the engine side-to-side while lowering the jack to ensure the engine becomes centered on the mounts.

  6. jfcroni

    jfcroni Silver Level Sponsor

    By the way - the mount on the driver side was separated... that is... the rubber was separated from the plate on the frame... It was new 2 years ago. Getting that one replaced did help with the vibration problem.

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