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Hi all,

A local mechanic said I need a left engine mount, and a transmission mount. Should I order solid rubber or hydraulic mounts? I've heard the solid rubber mounts transmit more vibration than the hydraulic mounts do.

Any recommendations, and is this a job best left to a garage with a lift? I can do minor jobs like brakes and such, although I did replace my water pump and timing belt last year myself.

1996 Chrysler Concorde LXi, 3.5 engine.
 

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If solid available, that would be my choice. Less expensive and longer lasting. I worked at a transmission and repair shop when these cars were relevant. They are not hard to replace but I always had a lift. Think it would be doable on jack stands with good jack, I'm just to lazy to do any work that way any more.馃榿
 

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Thanks, flatheadvff.

In my experiences with this car, it is not real easy to find a convenient location for jack stands, but I guess I could place them under the sub-frame for a job like this? I guess it's not a good idea to put jack stands along the edge of the body panel, is it? (where the scissor jack goes)

A bottle jack might be helpful for lifting the engine and transaxle.
 

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Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Life is always busy, and I don't get on my computer very often. Yes the seam along the bottom edge of the car, where instructions show to put scissor jack, would be a good point to put jack stands. Most modern jack stands actually have a dip in the middle for just that. Just for future reference, since you already hired a mechanic, which if you can afford to, is a good and convenient decision. I have to tell myself sometimes, just because I can do something doesn't make it the most efficient way to get it done. After twenty years, I finally figured out I would never get my carport built myself so I finally contracted it done it done (Less then 6 months)and now have my lift, parts washer, work bench, grinder, swamp coolers, and basically shop set up and am getting jobs done that have been waiting for years.
 
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