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Old 01-03-2011, 05:18 AM
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New motor mounts for 96 chevy suburban

Let me start by saying I hate working on motor mounts!! It wasn't that big of a deal bolting the new mounts to the truck. But every time I change motor mounts on a Chevy (this is the 3rd or 4th truck Ive done this to) i have one heck of a time getting the engine set back in place so the bolt hole on the motor mount lines up with the bolt hole on the motor mount bracket attached to the engine. Every single time I deal with this and it is the hardest part of installing new mounts.

Does anyone else have this problem and do you know any tips or tricks for getting the job done? I always make it, eventually, but it takes forever and is VERY frustrating. Thankfully this isn't a job that has to be done very often. lol.

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Ayuh,... Mount 'em to the motor 1st, leaving the bolts Loose,...
Then do the frame side...
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^^^ I agree. But it should be too hard it you are keeping the tranny connected, that's usually the hard part.
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Trans is still connected and bolted down but with the the shape the old motor mounts were in I doubt the trans mount is any good either.

The idea of putting the center bolt through the mount first and then bolting it down is a good idea but my luck the engine wont set back down in place still and then the bolts wont line up for the mount to the frame. I will try loosening the mount-to-frame bolts a ways and then lift the engine some and see if they will go together.
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