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Unread 06-26-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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So I have a vibration that continues to elude me. I'm going to replace both the motor mounts and the transmission mount.

Has anyone replaced the motor mounts without pulling the engine, and can tell me how they did it? For the life of me I can't see how to get the driver one out. It appears I would need to pull the CV axle at least on the driver side to get to the mount.

Searched YouTube but only found videos on diagnosing worn/broken mounts but nada on how to R&R. Even my Toyota Repair Manual doesn't show it

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No help here, but good luck bud!!!
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Haven't did them on a 4th gen but in the past just did the raise from the top after unbolted and simple as that! You can rent them that go from top of fender to top of fender or I have done 4x4 across the beam and lifted it up that way as well.


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Haven't did them on a 4th gen but in the past just did the raise from the top after unbolted and simple as that! You can rent them that go from top of fender to top of fender or I have done 4x4 across the beam and lifted it up that way as well.


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The point is - how the hell do you get to the bolts on the engine mount on the driver side so it can be raised from the sump? There's too much in the way unless someone has worked out some clever tool angles!

4 bolts hold the engine mount support to the block. These are the hard ones to get to. Then there's two bolts holding the mount to the chassis rail. Again extremely difficult to get to on the driver side.
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If I get a chance I'll climb under mine and look, but with the diff cradle I can understand it being hard for sure.
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