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Motor mount replacement at 93000

How to replace motor mounts on a 2003 Kia Optima? Recently we replaced the alternator, alternator belt, serpentine belt! The very next day the car had a squeal and we were told we had to replace the timing belt, tensioner pully and water pump. All within 1 week! Picked up the car and it had a vibration so bad! They couldn't figure out what was wrong. Said I needed to drive it 100 mi to loosen up the new belts. I took it to a new mechanic and now they tell me the motor mounts need replacing! I have 93000 miles! How do I replace the motor mounts on my own? Please help already spent a ton of money! Is it possible the mechanic had something to do with the motor mounts or is it just by chance. Everything all at one time! Thank you!

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Your best bet would be to pick up a Chilton manual from autozone. It will give you step by step instructions on how to do all kinds of things with your vehicle, including the motor mounts.

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