98-99 V70 S70 Engine Mounts. What's the 411?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
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1997 - 2000 V70-XC
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98-99 V70 S70 Engine Mounts. What's the 411?

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Could I get the general 411 on engine mounts for these car, please. I have a 98 V70 that clunks a bit going into reverse.

The lower right mount seems pretty easy to change. How about the others?

Do you replace these as a maintenance issue, or only after failure?

How easy is it to see and tell that each type of mount is bad?

Which ones are common failure items?

Which are ones that don't fail frequently but probably need to be done on a car with 150k miles?

Thanks for any general info you can provide. It's damn cold here right now, so I'm not rushing out to do this.
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Post by scot850 »

There are 3 usual suspects:

1) Top Torque mount. This is a bit more challenging on a 98 as they are a press fit at the top of the engine. Sits about the middle top rear of the engine with a metal frame running back to the bulkhead. Usually the first to go. Check for rips/tears in the rubber.
2) The engine mount on the RH end of the engine under the crank pulley is the next to go. Place a piece of wood under the oil pan toward the RH end of the engine and gently jack the engine and watch to see if the rubber pad and metal section have separated.

Both of these will give you a bigger clunk.

3) The lower torque mount under the front center of the engine block. 2 bushes here. Both fail.

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Post by Eddystone »

Thanks, Neil!
1998 V70 Non-Turbo/Auto
1993 945 Turbo/Auto
1999 S70 T5 Turbo/Auto
All U.S. market models.
All on the road and running.
PM me if you are near Philadelphia.
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