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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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'96 Concorde 3.3L Motor Mounts

After troubleshooting rattle & vibrations; symptoms point to motor and transaxle mounts. 220,000 miles and hoping for many more. Love the car. I'm 70 years old and have always been able to resolve most mechanical issues on tractors, cars and trucks.

Has anyone replaced either of these? I've located the engine mounts and removed the heat shields. It appears I will have to raise the engine several inches to clear bolts from engine and frame. Is it safe to place wood block on oil pan and slowly raise engine? Hmmmm. Sorry if this is a repetitive post...I searched for archival posts with zero results.

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FSM says to use a block of wood width-wise but I'd be nervous about that. I'd angle the wood to cover as much of the pan surface as possible. Changing the oil pan is a PITA.

ENGINE MOUNTS

REMOVAL
(1) Remove the insulator attaching nuts from top
of the mounting bracket.
(2) Raise vehicle on hoist.
(3) Support the engine with a jack and a block of
wood across the full width of the oil pan.
(4) Remove the lower attaching nuts from the bot-
tom of the insulator to the frame (Fig. 2).
(5) Raise engine carefully with jack enough to re-
move the insulator from it’s mount.
INSTALLATION
(1) Install insulator onto the frame.
(2) Lower the engine onto the insulator mount
(Fig. 2). Remove jack from vehicle.
(3) Tighten the insulator to frame nuts to 61 NIm
(45 ft. lbs.).
(4) Lower vehicle. Install the upper attaching nuts
to mount and tighten to 61 NIm (45 ft. lbs.).

REAR MOUNT
(1) Raise vehicle on hoist.
(2) Support the transmission with a transmission
jack.
(3) Remove the insulator thru bolt from the mount.
(4) Remove the transmission mount fasteners and
remove mount.
(5) Reverse removal procedure for installation. Re-
fer to for bolt tightening specifications.

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Cody....thank you for all the info. Love the diagram. In hopes of more detailed info, I purchased a Chilton reference manual and was a bit disappointed. However, the info you provided...especially your concern regarding the oil pan...is greatly appreciated. I attempted to purchase the insulator mounts prior to removing them...but, NAPA had mentioned there could be two types; a solid rubber or ???? [can't recall the other option right now]. Again, thank you...if weather permits I shall continue tomorrow. Jim
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Don't go solid rubber. Get the Hydraulic type.

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Rondo....thank you. "Hydraulic" was the other type I couldn't recall. All I remembered was rubber. Jim
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Solid vs Hydraulic was just recently brought up in this thread:

https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/15-gen...nt-advice.html

Dan/Daytrepper is a very knowledgeable and experienced mechanic. I would trust his advice on anything car related.
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Download the free FSM/Factory Service Manual from this thread:

https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/114-fi...ce-manual.html

PDF format. It's where the above diagram came from. Just print out whatever pages on your repair if needed. Way better than any Chiltons or Haynes! And did I mention it's free?
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Ronbo....thank you! You guys are the best. Jim
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