How do I change motor mounts on a 1997 dodge grand caravan with a 3.8litre engine?
The vehicle should first be placed on a shop lift or raised with rated jack stands (never spare tire jacks). The engine will need to be supported with another stand. The original motor mounts can then be unbolted. The OEM MOPAR replacement mounts for this application (LE model) should be part #4612427AB.
Raise the car on ramps or jackstands. Drop the crossmember between the two front A-arm mounts. It has four large bolts. put a jack under the engine cradle member that attaches to the mounts and the subframe. Unbolt both mounts from the engine and put a jackstand under the oil pan or the transmission. Make sure it's tight and not allowing the engine to move but there is a 3rd engine mount on the passenger…
General instructions for replacing motor mounts on ANY vehicle: Put a floor jack under the engine, distributing the weight evenly using a board or some other object, just take the weight from the motor mounts by jacking up the engine slightly. Loosten the nuts that hold the engine to the motor mounts, jack up the engine until you have an inch or two clearance. finish removing the motor mounts, then put the replacment motor mounts…
There are four motor mounts. One directly in front of the engine is mounted to the carriage and has black rubber dampening, One directly behind the engine also mounted to the carriage and with rubber dampening. One on the passenger side directly above the axle mounted to the body and one on the drivers side attached to the body and transmission.
95 mustang 3.8l v6 the engine shakes a lot what does that mean and how can you get the problem fixed?
Drain the Caprice oil. Unbolt the pan and lower. If needed, raise the engine by using a jack and unbolting the engine mounts. Take out the pan and clean the old gasket from the pan and engine block. Reinstall the pan with a new gasket. Reconnect the motor mounts if needed then fill the engine with oil.
This job is of skilled to moderate difficulty. It will require the vehicle to be safely lifted and the engine to be supported. Once lifted and the engine supported the two engine mounts can be unbolted. It would help to have an air wrench due to the torque involved. There should be two bolts retaining each mount. Once removed the mounting surfaces should be cleaned and degreased. The new mounts can then be replaced.
What causes a 1998 Taurus SE 24V OHC Automatic to rock forward every time you crank over the engine?
check the motor mounts, they are probably broken. Front mount located under the rad side mounts located at front and rear of engine on the front wheel wells. Watch how much they move when the engine is turned over. There should be little or no movement. Anything other than that requires that you change the mounts.
Is there a way to change the oil pangasket on cougar with a 5.0 engine dual sump pan without taking out the engine?
Lift and properly support front of car. Remove the nuts from lower half of the mounts (one per mount). Raise engine enough for the mounts to clear the frame brackets and support engine safely. Unbolt motor mount brackets from engine block. Remove mounts with engine bracket. Unbolt motor mounts from engine brackets on the bench. Reverse procedure for installation.