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Old 10-23-2003, 10:53 PM
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W126 Trans Mount New vs. Old Picture

Thought I would share what an 18 year-old transmission mount looks like when compared to new. The swap was easy. With car raised, I braced the transmission so it would not drop when I remove the crossmember. 4 bolts on crossmember, two bolts on bottom of mount. One nut on top of mount. None were difficult at all to remove or replace. Literally a 15 minute job with the right tools in hand. It takes a 19 mm combination wrench and 17 mm and 15 mm socket wrench.

I will post engine mount pictures when I get around to doing them.
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Old 10-24-2003, 11:02 AM
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My two engine mounts were in 4 pieces, and squished flat as a pancake..
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:48 PM
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wow!

Do you notice much of a difference in performance / function?
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Old 10-24-2003, 04:43 PM
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No difference with just the trans bushing replaced. The engine mounts will be another issue. I know those will make a major improvement. One of them is coming apart. I found a piece on my driveway the other day
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Old 10-24-2003, 06:26 PM
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Re: wow!

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Do you notice much of a difference in performance / function?
Motor mounts will make a significant difference, if yours are in as bad a shape as mine. Way smoother, and quieter..
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Old 10-24-2003, 07:05 PM
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My motor mounts have been compressed for some time. The fan shroud has been adjusted to the lowest point possible. I have been unsure up until recently as to whether or not I should keep the car or offload it. I have decided to keep it and have been systematically bringing her back into spec so-to-speak.

I did a power steering fluid flush following the owners manual, which stated to use ATF. I learned afterward (from this forum) that ATF in 1985 is significantly different than ATF in 2003. Needless to say, my hoses swelled and caused significant leaking. Of course, the leaking had to occur over the all ready bad motor mounts.

During replacement of my shifter linkage bushings, my inspecting of the underside revealed that the motor mounts have turned to a soft of gel state. You can easily compress the rubber between two fingers. Basically, the engine must be sitting on the frame, as this jelly cannot support even 5 lbs.

Fortunately, replacement of the PS hose has stopped the leak!
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Old 10-24-2003, 07:13 PM
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Well.. The mounts are cheap, and are easier to replace than I thought they would be. I still don't understand why a $25.00 mount really only cost $25.00.. Most $25.00 parts on this car cost at least $100.00..

If you want instructions complete with pictures go to www.pindelski.com it might save you several minutes..
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