Transmission Mount


If it is necessary to replace the transaxle mount, make sure you follow the manufacturers recommendations fro maintaining the alignment of the drive line. Failure to do this may result in poor gear shifting, vibrations, and/or broken cables. Some manufacturers recommend that a holding fixture or a special bolt be used to keep the unit in its proper location.

When removing the transaxle mount, begin by disconnecting the battery's negative cable. Disconnect any electrical connectors that may be located around the mount. It may be necessary to move some accessories, such as the horn, in order to service the mount without damaging some other assembly. Be sure to label any wires you remove to facilitate reassembly.

Install the engine support fixture and attach it to an hoist. Lift the engine just enough to take the pressure off of the mounts. Remove the bolts attaching the transmission mount to the frame and the mounting bracket, then remove the mount.

To install the new mount, position the transmission mount to its correct location on the frame and tighten its attaching bolts to the proper torque. Install the bolts that attach the mount to the transmission bracket. Prior to tightening these bolts, check the alignment of the mount. Once you have confirmed that the alignment is correct, tighten all loose bolts to their specified torque. Remove the engine hoist fixture from the engine and reinstall all accessories and wires that have been removed earlier.

In the procedure for removing the mount, some manufacturers recommend the use of a special alignment bolt, which is installed in an engine mount. This bolt serves as an indicator of power train alignment. If excessive effort is required, remove the alignment bolt, the power train must be shifted to allow for proper alignment.