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      05-21-2016, 03:11 PM   #1
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This DIY is very easy!

Parts needed:
22312283285 - Transmission mounts (2)
8mm socket (1/4in dr)
10mm socket (long, 1/4in dr)
13mm socket (long or short, 3/8in dr)
3" extension (optional)
13" box wrench - for removing the nut securing the mount

FLOOR JACKS!

Jack the front of your car. I have two 3-ton Harbor Freight jacks. Since the enter lift point is too low, I jacked up one side, then slid the other jack under the center jack point. Use jack stands to support after having about 3ft clearance under the car.

Next, remove the felt transmission cover. Use 8mm socket for the front 3 bolts and side nut caps. Use 10mm for the rear two that secures the transmission cover to the bracket. Put this aside.

SUPPORT THE TRANSMISSION! I used my second floor jack with a hockey puck to support the transmission (Reference the RED CIRCLE in the pic). Jacked it up so that it is JUST ENOUGH PRESSURE. Do not jack up the transmission!

The transmission is now exposed. I used the 13mm socket to loosen the bracket bolts, there are FOUR of them. Don't take them out yet.

Take the 13mm box wrench and remove the two nuts securing the mount.

Now, wiggle the bracket until it is loose, then remove the 4 13mm bolts. The bracket should now be easily removed.
*Tip* - Remove the 10mm nuts securing the mounts to the transmission bracket to make things slightly easier prior to removing the bracket from the car. If not, you will either have to use a vice or something to keep the bracket from spinning as you try to remove the nuts

Replace your mounts with the new ones you just bought. Reinstall everything in reverse order.

That's it! Crack open a beverage of choice or light up a cigar
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Excellent post, Valuable members like you are becoming more and more rare. Thank You for taking your time to post this.
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      05-21-2016, 07:42 PM   #3
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Awesome DIY bro...
Those mounts are they OEM? If they are may I ask why you didn't upgrade to a stiffer mount?
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      05-21-2016, 08:56 PM   #4
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Awesome DIY bro...
Those mounts are they OEM? If they are may I ask why you didn't upgrade to a stiffer mount?
I used OEM mounts. I didn't want to risk NVH and want to maintain the original quality. Plus, I don't track my vehicle so I didn't see the benefits of a stiffer mount.
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What exactly was the issue? Symptoms?
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      05-21-2016, 09:27 PM   #6
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What exactly was the issue? Symptoms?
No symptoms, just part of my 100k maintenance. I replaced my engine mounts which were completely obliterated. For $50 bucks, I probably bought another 100k.

Probably less clunking now after driving in traffic today.
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Nice write up.

Your original mounts look completely fine but damn is that salty environment taking a toll.
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Nice write up.

Your original mounts look completely fine but damn is that salty environment taking a toll.
Snowy northeast for ya
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Your mounts looks good to me. How many miles on them?

I would imagine Engine mounts takes gets beaten more than transmission mounts
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Your mounts looks good to me. How many miles on them?

I would imagine Engine mounts takes gets beaten more than transmission mounts
100k. You should see my motor mounts in my other thread lmao
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