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Old 20 Mar 2010, 01:09 pm
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Hey All,

Has anyone had to replace their motor mounts? If so which one? I know for a fact I need a new motor mount, I'm debating which one I should replace first (don't want to spend more money than necessary) and want to see if there is one mount more prone to damage than the other.

Also, the Chilton's manual says to jack the car up as well as the engine. Is that necessary? Can I just jack up the engine?

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Hey All,

Has anyone had to replace their motor mounts? If so which one? I know for a fact I need a new motor mount, I'm debating which one I should replace first (don't want to spend more money than necessary) and want to see if there is one mount more prone to damage than the other.

Also, the Chilton's manual says to jack the car up as well as the engine. Is that necessary? Can I just jack up the engine?

Many Thanks
Jack up the engine and you will have to realign it later. Just support the engine/trans with a jack and block of wood so the engine will not move. Support it, don't lift it. Chilton's is wrong. You don't jack the car up, either. What makes you so sure you need to replace a mount when you don't even know which one? The mounts on the PT are flimsy and cheap so either one could go.
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Old 20 Mar 2010, 07:43 pm
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Well I started hearing some scrape while accelerating. So i tested it. I put the e-brake on, put the car in drive, and with my foot on the brake pedal, accelerated. The engine was moving and shaking like a wedding reception so I put the two together and reckoned it was the mounts.

I've got the upper mount unscrewed and am trying to get it out via the headlight. (earlier post) but i can't get the headlight out. Any advice?
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Well I started hearing some scrape while accelerating. So i tested it. I put the e-brake on, put the car in drive, and with my foot on the brake pedal, accelerated. The engine was moving and shaking like a wedding reception so I put the two together and reckoned it was the mounts.

I've got the upper mount unscrewed and am trying to get it out via the headlight. (earlier post) but i can't get the headlight out. Any advice?
I never did it through the headlight, but I do remember he said the headlight was only held in with four screws.
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Old 20 Mar 2010, 09:12 pm
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I got the headlight out, just took a little fine tuning . Got the mount out, and am putting it back in.

You said I'll have to get it aligned later. do you have any more info on that? the chiltons says to do a torque strut adjustment. is that the same thing?

Any advice on doing it?

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I got the headlight out, just took a little fine tuning . Got the mount out, and am putting it back in.

You said I'll have to get it aligned later. do you have any more info on that? the chiltons says to do a torque strut adjustment. is that the same thing?

Any advice on doing it?

Many thanks for your patience.
If you had the motor supported and it didn't move then you are good. The torque strut adjustment is the same thing.
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Old 21 Mar 2010, 11:42 am
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Alright, so I got the new mount installed and it's a good thing I did. The rubber on the old one was looking bad.

I measured the distance between the bolts to align the torque struts and it's at the right distance, but the sound still remains Now I'm doubting whether it's a mount or not.

After some test driving and diagnosing I can say that the sound is a 'clunk' when I accelerate. If I push it hard, it clunks twice, not so hard only one clunk, and if I'm real easy on the accelerator, it doesn't happen.

It sounds like it's coming from the drivers side because 1) I can feel the clunks in the pedal, and 2) it sounds like it's coming directly in front of me.

Right now I'm at a dead-end. Any thoughts?
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Old 21 Mar 2010, 01:27 pm
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Update:

After some research, I took a cue from this thread:

broken motor mounts?

I electrical taped the hose that runs from the air box to the wheel well since it had some play as well as a few other spots I thought might be hitting under acceleration. The results were pretty good. Under heavy torque it doesn't seem to be clunking, but it may just have been drowned out by the engine. Under regular acceleration, there is a clunk, but it is less audible.

My next step is going to be to put more tape around the grommets where the air box sits to see if that is what's causing the play.
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