How To: Motor Mounts

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:49 am

I got inserts coming. I was tryin to understand some of the replies on this thread, but do I need to do anything special after I install the inserts? Or can I just have a jackstand hold the engine in place while I take the MM bolts out and install the inserts?

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Post by OB » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:42 pm

No special tools needed, inserts are extremely easy to do. Be sure to realign the engine per the specs in the FSM after you're done.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:26 pm

OB wrote:No special tools needed, inserts are extremely easy to do. Be sure to realign the engine per the specs in the FSM after you're done.
Alright, ya that's what I was kinda asking... don't really know what it means to realign. I'm assuming they have directions on realigning?

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Post by Tam » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:54 pm

I installed my inserts a few weeks ago. It's super easy.

But the inserts don't really make much difference to me...it's barely noticeable. I'd say go with solid mounts if you want more effect.

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:00 pm

Tam wrote:I installed my inserts a few weeks ago. It's super easy.

But the inserts don't really make much difference to me...it's barely noticeable. I'd say go with solid mounts if you want more effect.
Well you're a bit too late, there asian buddy.. I already bought mine last week :rofl:

Alright so back to this whole realigning the engine... what is this exactly? And my other main question: did you have to hold the engine in place with a jackstand or no?

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Post by Tam » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:13 pm

Then you should return them and get a refund! lol

I did use a jack with a block of wood to steady it, but I don't think it's needed. Engine showed no signs of wanting to move when I removed the bottom mount with no jack under it. But just to be safe, go for it.

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:27 pm

Tam wrote:Then you should return them and get a refund! lol

I did use a jack with a block of wood to steady it, but I don't think it's needed. Engine showed no signs of wanting to move when I removed the bottom mount with no jack under it. But just to be safe, go for it.
lol I would love to get some solid MM's, but that's kinda spendy. So inserts will do for now.

Sounds like a breeze. Thanks for the info man.
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:37 pm

2005.Neon.SXT wrote:
Alright so back to this whole realigning the engine... what is this exactly?
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Post by gcretro » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:38 pm

What's the size of the bolt on the fender bracket for the top torque strut?

None of my sockets fit properly.

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Post by NickKo » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:40 pm

gcretro wrote:What's the size of the bolt on the fender bracket for the top torque strut?

None of my sockets fit properly.
Do you mean this one ??

Ballsdeep1 wrote:
The passenger side is the easier side to do, so we will start there. Jack up the passenger side of the car and support it with a jack stand. The upper motor mount is just held in with two bolts. Remove those.

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This should be 18mm, as I recall.
I just adjusted mine tonight, actually......



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Post by gcretro » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:29 am

yes! that one. thx. Yes my 17 didn't fit and a closer non-metric one didn't either.

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Post by NickKo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:57 am

gcretro wrote:yes! that one. thx. Yes my 17 didn't fit and a closer non-metric one didn't either.
Yup - Use this as an excuse to get the correct 18mm socket.

All the other major bolts on the motor mount struts, are 18mm, and some of the bolts on the trans are as well.
If you do any major work on a Neon, an 18mm socket is a must.


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Post by Memitim » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:55 pm

Anyone who has swapped out for AGPs or other mounts that require removing the pin mind measuring the length and diameter of the pin and posting the results? I lost mine when I swapped the mounts many moons ago and would like to acquire a replacement.

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Post by chappybmode » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:08 am

i have the massive motor mounts...i will agree with everyone else...while you get more vibration they are worth the performance...if your really scared of vibration just tick it in nuetral when your stopped.

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Post by gcretro » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:33 pm

Oh boy the trans mount was a pita to put back!. Lining up the holes one the chassis, mount and the bracket took many attempts.

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