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Engine mounts engine moves up at least 6 inches engine light would go on at freeway speeds i was told it was because engine had excessive movement can i drive it safely until i get some money to fix

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Pretty easy fix.
1)Open the hood
2)Start van up
3)Put shifter into Drive with one foot on brake hard and one on Gas real light
4)Rev the motor, see if motor lifts and which side lifts
5)Put trans in Reverse,Step on Brake hard and rev the motor to see if engine lifts again
6)Mark on paper which side or both that lifts more than 3/4 " or so and it will tell you which motor mount or that both mounts are bad.Good thing to know so you dont get sandbagged by a disreputable Company or P
7) Jump on Craigslist on advertise that you are in need of a mechanic to change you motor mounts and you are willing to come up with a couple cases of beer for payment after the work is done..Shouldnt take more than 2 hours tops to do

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

  • threewheelin Apr 27, 2009

    Dont drive it this way you could damage the transmission easily.Forgot to insert it in the prior post



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