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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Works like it should!
on February 10, 2013
This made my 2005 Buick Park Avenue feel solid again. Before installing the new mount, I tried to look from the driver seat while holding the brake and giving the car some gas (while in gear). I couldn't tell that there was much rise in the engine, so had a small doubt whether the mount was bad. But the dealership told me the mount was bad, and I had no reason to believe they were pulling my leg. They wanted $264.68 to replace the mount ($136.09 just for the part). It is very much worth $46 or so to do the job yourself, as long as you have the equipment to do it (and don't goof up like I did). After the old mount was out, I could indeed see that it was bad, and would have eventually caused at least two of the other mounts to be destroyed.
. Set the parking brake! Chocking the rear tires would be good in addition.
(sadly, I learned a hard lesson by neglecting this, resulting in a damaged rear bumper)
. Jack up the car, and support properly on jackstands
. Remove the nuts from the top and bottom of the existing mount
. Lift the engine just enough to give some clearance for mount
(1/4 inch perhaps - you won't get a lot here, and don't want to lift the car in the process)
. Remove the 3 bolts holding the bracket to the engine
. Remove the bracket, and the old mount
. Reverse the procedure to reinstall