Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Mounts

asked by on

Does the engine have to be jacked to replaced the motor mount on the top passenger side

My car has 75213 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The top motor mount is usually only used to prevent the motor from twisting under load. The side and lower mounts carry the weight of the engine. That said, I always use a floor jack and a piece of wood to secure the motor in case one of the other mounts are worn or broken. You can always use the jack to reposition the motor if needed to allow the bolts to more easily pass through the bracket and mount. For the few minutes it takes to use the jack, it is worth it for the safety factor alone.

If you need some assistance with the replacement of your engine mount, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can ensure clean installment at your own convenience. Best of luck!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My Toyota Belta 2009 vibrates when I put the gear in drive and reverse

You should have your motor and transmission mounts checked to see if they are broken. If they are then they will vibrate and make noise throughout the body of the car.

Q: Bad gas

You may have got some gas that has some water in it since problem started real soon after refueling. The issue would be is would bad fuel cause only one cylinder to misfire? It is not likely that it would....

Q: motor mount replacement at home

Hello. Depending on what engine you have, the type of transmission in the van, and which mount you are replacing will determine the mount replacement procedure. You may have to drop the subframe to remove the mount you need to...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.