Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Engine Mounts

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ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 1 and 2

If there is excessive engine vibration, an engine alignment procedure may cure the problem. Loosen all the bolts that go into the rubber mounts. Do not loosen engine or body mounting brackets. With the vehicle safely supported, shake the engine/transaxle as a unit to settle it in the mounts. Retorque all mounting bolts, starting at the rear and working forward. If engine vibration is not reduced, check for torn rubber mounts. The mount at the timing belt end usually fails first.



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Fig. Fig. 1: On Rabbit, Jetta and Scirocco through 1984, align the front mount so the rubber core is centered in the housing



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Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen all the bolts that go into the rubber mounts. With the vehicle safely supported, shake the engine/transaxle as a unit to settle it in the mounts. The clearance should be about the same on both sides of the mount

 
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