How to Replace an Engine Mount

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Engine mounts act as a vibration damper protecting the surrounding steel of the frame and or sub-frame on your vehicle. The engine mount also acts as a limiter so that the engine does not make contact with things like the surrounding engine bay and components surrounding the engine. The engine mount is made up of a flexible yet strong rubber insulator connected by two metal mounting points.

Part 1 of 4: Isolating broken or worn engine mount(s)

Material Needed

  • Shop light or flashlight

Step 1: Set parking brake and inspect the engine mount. Have a partner cycle through gears while you are looking at all visible engine mounts, look for excessive movement and vibration.

cracked or broken engine mount

Step 2: Turn engine ignition to the off position. Ensure parking brake is still engaged, use flashlight or shop light to inspect engine mounts for cracks or breaks.

Part 2 of 4: Perform the engine mount removal

Materials Needed

  • 2x4 piece of wood
  • Socket and wrench set
  • Breaker bar
  • Long pry bar or long flat head screwdriver
  • Nitrile or rubber gloves
  • Penetrating spray lubricant
  • Floor jack
  • Socket extensions of various sizes and lengths

hand on engine mount

Step 1: Accessing broken engine mount. Raise vehicle with floor jack enough to allow yourself access to the broken engine mount and secure with reliable jack stands.

Step 2: Support the engine. Support the engine from beneath the engine oil pan with wooden 2x4 block of wood in between the floor jack and engine oil pan.

Raise engine just far enough for support and to take the weight off of the engine mounts.

Step 3: Spray lubricant on engine mount. Apply penetrating spray lubricant to all nuts and bolts attaching engine mount to engine and frame and or sub-frame.

Let soak for a few minutes.

engine mount being removed

Step 4: Remove engine mount and nuts and bolts. Find the appropriate size socket and or wrench to remove the nuts and bolts.

Nuts and bolts may be extremely tight and may require use of a breaker bar to loosen them. Remove engine mount.

Part 3 of 4: Installing the engine mount

Material Needed

  • Torque wrench

Step 1: Compare old and new engine mounts. Compare side by side both old and new engine mounts to ensure correct mount and mounting bolts holes.

Step 2: Ensure engine mount fitment. Loosely mount engine mount at mounting points and ensure mounting points are accurate.

Step 3: Torque mounting nuts and bolts. Check service manual for correct torque specifications for your specific application vehicle.

With a torque wrench set to the correct specification, tighten nuts and bolts until the torque wrench clicks.

Part 4 of 4: Verify the repair

Step 1: Lower and remove floor jack. Carefully lower and remove floor jack and wooden 2x4 block from beneath the vehicle.

Step 2: Remove vehicle from jack stands. Carefully remove jack stands from beneath the vehicle and lower the vehicle to the ground.

Step 3: Have assistant run through gears. Engage emergency parking brake and run through gears to check for excessive engine movement and vibration.

Replacing a worn or broken engine mount is a relatively simple repair with the correct guidance and tools. However, issues can arise in any type automotive repair, so if you are unable to correctly solve the issue, have one of YourMechanic’s certified mechanics replace your engine mount for you.


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Jason

22 years of experience
190 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Engine Mount - Nashville, Tennessee
Great work by Jason with a repair that turned out to be more complicated than expected. Very professional.
Dodge Daytona - Engine or Transmission Mount Replacement - Hendersonville, Tennessee
Jason goes way above and beyond to provide great service. I have an older car that is hard to find parts for and he took care of everything. I will definitely be scheduling any future service I need with him! I give him 10 stars out of five!!

Terry

29 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
29 years of experience
Chrysler Sebring - Engine Mount - Phoenix, Arizona
Terry is amazing. I love how he gets into detail on what is going on exactly. I was excited on the day of the inspection for him to actually get the work done. He fixed my overheating issue and changed the engine mount. Huge difference now on how my car runs. Thank you Terry.
Dodge Dart - Engine Mount - Tempe, Arizona
Very nice and professional. Fixed my engine mounts in a few hours. Huge difference and now I can drive my car without vibrations.

Eliseo

11 years of experience
239 reviews
Eliseo
11 years of experience
Honda Accord - Engine Mount - Spring, Texas
Great communication! Eliseo is a professional and great mechanic. He has my 05 accord running like a champ! 300k +
Dodge Neon - Engine Mount - Magnolia, Texas
Very knowledgeable about cars. He explains what he is repairing and possible item on the vehicle that may need replacing.

Jay

36 years of experience
711 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Honda Accord - Engine Mount - Moreno Valley, California
Mr. Jay is the best...I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good mechanic. He knows his stuff and gets the job done. Thank you, Mr. Jay for being MyMechanic from YourMechanic. I appreciate and am grateful for your professional work ethic and knowledge.

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