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Lower front engine mount

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Lower front engine mount

Post by glenautofix » Wed May 06, 2020 11:39 am

I'm trying to replace the lower front engine mount on my 2005 XC90 Turbo. I've followed the instructions shown on videos from YouTube, but I'm unable to jack up the engine to remove the old mount. I've disconnected the top mount and the lower mount and removed the nuts and bolt from the lower front mount as the videos have instructed. What else could be preventing the engine from being jacked up enough to remove the old mount? Picture of the lower front and rear mounts is attached.
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Re: Lower front engine mount

Post by SuperHerman » Wed May 06, 2020 4:10 pm

As I recall there is a mount on the passenger side by the tire. There is the torque mount going across the top. There is a front mount near the radiator. Then there are two motor mounts as shown in your picture. Remove the bolts holding all of these and the engine should lift.

When I did mine I lowered the subframe bolts. If I recall the back ones I backed off about 1/4-1/2" and the front ones a few threads short of out. You can do one at a time, with the other three tight, to figure out how far to pull them back. I used a jack to hold the cradle up as a precautionary step.

One more thing, the Driver side rear (pictured ones) is hard to access as there is a few bars in the way. I used a 1/4" or 3/8" extension through the gap and put the socket on after the extension cleared the gap.

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