Transmission mounts stabilize the frame to the tranny within a vehicle. If a mount happens to break, wear out or crack, you’re going to need a transmission repair. If the mount is repaired incorrectly, you may be looking at additional damage to your vehicle. That is why you should always consider the option of taking it to a professional with the proper experience. Read on if you would like to try it yourself.
Making the decision to replace the mount instead of repairing it will help ensure that the tranny is secured properly to the frame for a long period of time. In this article, we will walk you through a transmission repair – mount replacement.
Step 1 – Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure you possess the proper tools for the project ahead. In total, you’ll require a car jack, 2 jack stands, a ratchet set, Phillips head screwdriver, torque wrench and of course, a new transmission mount. If you lack any of these tools, make a quick trip over to your local auto part shop.
Step 2 – Once you’ve gathered the proper tools, start out by raising each side of the vehicle’s front from the pavement with your jack. Go slowly, raising one end at a time, slipping the jack stands under each side once it has met a suitable height. Once your vehicle is secure, position the jack beneath the center of the tranny.
Step 3 – Get underneath the vehicle, lying on your back so you can access the bottom of the tranny. The mount screws will need to be removed utilizing a Phillips head screwdriver. Once this is done, the cover should come right off.
Step 4 – Next, the jack should be raised to the tranny. Using a ratchet set, loosen the mount bolts slowly. Start with the lower bolts and use the jack to push the tranny upward slightly. Unscrew the upper mount bolts and remove the mount from the tranny.
Step 5 – Grab your new mount of position it properly to the tranny. Once in place, you will be able to replace the upper mounting bolts. Next, lower the tranny back down to the frame and replace the lower mounting bolts. The mount cover should be replaced in the opposite way in which it was removed.
Step 6 – Check your owner’s manual to find out which torque specifications are required for your vehicle model and proceed as directed. Lower your jack and position it next to each jack stand to lower your vehicle one side at a time.
Step 7 – Start up your vehicle and leave it running for a few minutes. Make sure to check for any leaks beneath the vehicle in case a line happened to come loose during the process. You may even decide to move forward to switch out your transmission fluid while you’re at it.
Step 8 – If you suspect any additional problems with the tranny, you may want
to consider taking it to the shop for inspection. A transmission repair specialist will be able to diagnose the issue properly and ensure that it is addressed in a professional manner.