Question about 1989 GMC S-15 Jimmy
Motor mounts and supports removal and installation!
take both frt skid plates off lift motor to ease pressure on mount undo mount center bolt raise motor abit more undo bolts to mount at motor
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
If you have never done it before, It would be best to just remove the shaft and watch how the joint is removed and installed, by a mechanic. You can avoid damaging the new u=joint or bending the yoke. Then your problems begin. Let someone show you the how on the first one and it will be a cakewalk thereafter. Good luck.and be safe. Make sure the driveshaft has no load or pressure on it before loosening any bolts.._Ned_
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
Supporting the transmission while removing the cross-member is easier. You will have the engine mount holding the whole thing in precise place, while you deal with the crossmember, and the transmission.
Comparing: if you release the engine mount bolts and jack up the drive-train, the whole thing would shift, and you could have trouble when the cross-member fails to go up well enough.
On the other hand, if the cross-member bolts fail to release due to "home-mechanic" syndrome, you have only the first option.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Testimonial: "Many thanks for your input. Installation complete. Was able to raise transmission with a "jig" without releasing motor mounts or removing cross member"
The best way is to rent an engine hoist, you don't want to support the engine with a jack and a block of wood, you could crack what ever the jack is supported on, and if the engine moves, you will never get it lined up with the mount.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
A 2 hour trip with a freeze plug leaking is almost a guarantee that you will be buying a new engine. Stop driving it until you can get the freeze plug fixed. It will only take an hour or so to change it if your friend has an skill at car repairs. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
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