Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, Florida
Rep Power: 25
Finally, I put a new transmission mount (isolator) in place. For those who plan to replace transmission mount, the key is to remove the bracket that sits on top of the isolator, whether you raise the engine or lower the subframe. 4 bolts hold this bracket to the transmission. The bottom 2 bolts are easy, but the top two have just enough clearance for an offset wrench. I do not recommend using a straight wrench. It can round the bolt head. Because they are threaded to an aluminum casting, it is not difficult to loosen them. Putting them back in tight clearance was much easier than I initially thought. You can pretty much hold them with fingers and engage first few threads.
Thanks, Mr. Boom. Before reading your reply, I already started removing the bracket. But without your reply, I would have doubts all along. YOur reply gave much confidence.
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