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Engine mount strap

Post by GlennG2759 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:15 pm

Just got done doing front and rear hydraulic engine mounts today (I think). What a RPITA. Here's my problem. Buttoned everything back up and underneath the car I found the cable and swage for the front one on the ground. One end of cable came out of the swage. I assume this cable stops the mount from expanding too much from engine torque ? Can car be driven like that? Thanks for any input.
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Re: Engine mount strap

Post by abscate » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:06 pm

I think those cables keep the engine from intruding into the passenger compartment in an accident

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Re: Engine mount strap

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:20 pm

Likely to keep them from extending beyond their designed stroke...

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