Because engine mounts are made of rubber and must withstand engine vibration and continuous bumping, it is a good idea to inspect them frequently.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
- Loosen and remove the engine mount retainer nut securing the mount to the vehicle. If you are removing an engine mount which has a ground strap attached to it, remove the ground strap retainer nut and push the strap aside. Do not forget to install it later.
- Raise the engine with a floor jack and a piece of wood between the jack and engine. Raise the engine enough to slacken the engine mount. If your vehicle is equipped with an aluminum oil pan, you can raise the engine from under the oil pan.
- With the engine raised, loosen the engine mount retainer bolts securing the mount to the engine.
- Position the engine mount and secure with retainer bolts.
- Lower the engine slowly making sure the engine mount seats correctly without any excessive rubber contorting. If the rubber binds, lift the engine and try again.
- Install the engine mount retainer nut and ground strap, if equipped.
- Lower the vehicle, and start and check for any excessive engine vibration. If there is vibration, the engine mount will have to be loosen and adjusted to eliminate the vibration.