I have a 99 dodge grand caravan the air conditioning unit broke off the engine mount how do I get the mount off or is it all one piece of the engine.
First you are going to need an illustrated parts breakdown, this will help you understand what is broken, what you need, and how to go about replacing it. A dealer service desk will usually print you out the page you need at little or no cost, also you can buy one for the whole car on eBay. I would just get the one page myself. They are not going to have parts for anything over 10 years old and you do not want to pay new price anyway.
Armed with this illustration you need to find and visit some nearby junkyards, or recyclers as they are now called. They can quickly tell you how many Chrysler products have the exact same part in them, and whether or not they have any laying around in their yard. If not they can get online and find you another yard which has it.
Armed with your good used part, you take your car apart, replace that component and put it back together. Since vibration most likely caused the failure before, perhaps some new motor mounts would be in order on reassembly. Get the new mounts at a parts store, not a dealer. If the job looks beyond the scope of your tools and time, any shop will charge you a simple hourly rate to swap parts in and out. Again stay away from a dealer on this as they will charge you more than the thing is worth.
Jun 08, 2011 |
1999 Dodge Caravan