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Old 09-21-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Help: Lower mount installation on 05

So I started my second mod today: cfm lower mount. I know it's simple, but I'm a newbie at working on cars...

Followed the instructions in How-to. Stock one was taken out easily, but I'm stuck with putting the cfm one back in. In the How-to, it is suggested ''putting it in the back first and starting the bolt there works best, because the brass bushing in the middle of the poly insert (in the front) is a very tight fit with the brace. Rock the engine forward until you can manuver the front mount into the brace.'' as shown in the pic.

I put the back in first and put the bolt in. But the engine has to be moved way too much to get the front in. I had to remove the jack which supported the transmission to let the engine move more. But I am scared of the engine falling off if I rock it too much. Actually I couldn't move it too much since I just used my arm to rock it. Is there a better way to do it? What's the best to use to pry the engine?

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Old 09-21-2007, 08:29 PM   #2
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it's tough but you just gotta use some muscle. i had the same issue but just had to muscle it in there. took a while though. your engine won't fall out. you actually don't have to support it while changing just the lower mount. that mount doesn't bare any weight holding it up.
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so you just used your arms to pull the engine and snug the front in? did you braced your feet when doing that? i don't weigh too much so my body was moving when i pullled hard...
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LOL. naw, i'm a big boy. 6'3" and 280lbs. i was able to man handle it. LOL. almost had to rock it and almost slam it to get it in there. then you gotta wiggle it and work the bolt to get it thru. but once you do, man is it worth it!
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Yep....you just gotta push it real hard. It is mounted in two other places. It won't fall on you.
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Ok, I'm gonna try it again tomorrow.
Is it a good idea to take out all the bolts and remove the bracket which holds the front part? I'm trying to find alternative ways just in case.
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it wont fall on you... if you look at focussport.com and their engine mount section... it says the d/s and p/s are the only 2 mounts that require engine support from it falling... the rear mount doesnt need it.
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Ok, I'm gonna try it again tomorrow.
Is it a good idea to take out all the bolts and remove the bracket which holds the front part? I'm trying to find alternative ways just in case.
NO!!!! DO NOT TAKE THAT BRACKET OUT!!! You just have to wrestle with it a bit...you might try shaving the polyurethane in the front a bit just so it fits in. It's a real tight squeeze.
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NO!!!! DO NOT TAKE THAT BRACKET OUT!!! You just have to wrestle with it a bit...you might try shaving the polyurethane in the front a bit just so it fits in. It's a real tight squeeze.
How to shave the polyurethane?
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hehehe, just kidding...you can just use a razor blad from a utility knife to shave it off a bit, I did it with mine and it fits reeeeeal snug.
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