View Full Version : Removing engine mount

04-28-2008, 03:51 AM
Trying to remove the passenger side engine mount.. got that thru bolt off, but what is the best way to remove the two nuts on the bottom?

Trying to get to the water pump... =/

04-28-2008, 07:11 AM
you mean on the motor? It's tricky, the trickiest part of getting down in to the timing belt area, but isnt too bad. You have to lower the motor and use a ratchet. Thats what I did. Oh, and there are actually 3 bolts there

04-28-2008, 07:28 AM
3 bolts?

I'm talking about the two nuts that are mentioned in the 11th step of the BGB.


04-28-2008, 07:30 AM
oh those! I forgot about those, I was thinking of the bracket that mounts to the motor lol those are easy, they arent very highly tensioned so use one long extension or a couple medium extensions and they'll come right out

04-28-2008, 05:09 PM
Make sure you at least reposition the through bolt before taking those two bottom nuts off though. And be sure to support the engine from underneath or snatch it from above with a hoist before removing the mount.

04-28-2008, 06:12 PM
Ok got that off... now in the BGB it says to remove the three bolts and mounting bracket and hints to lower with jack with the engine fully down. I lowered it but the engine ain't going down?

04-28-2008, 07:57 PM
No the engine won't go down much, because it is still held mainly by the cross member and front and rear mounts. Still it should tip and offer a little better access to those bolts against the engine block. Good luck with your water pump / timing belt fun.

04-28-2008, 08:11 PM
well its going back together. I broke the alternator bracket bolt, tried a extractor but I can't do it cause there ain't enough space to hold the drill straight.