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Engine vibrates on take off, noted that a rubber gasket was torn that has a mounting bolt on driver side of engine. not sure what kind of mounting bolt or if in fact thats what it is. help.

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That is an engine mounting bolt and bushing, if it is torn or broken that can very well be the problem.... you will have to jakc the engine up not using the jack to change the spare tire, but a good 4 ton jack cause you need something to suport the engine, put a new mount in, and that should fix the problem. how do the tires look? is there any uneven wear on them? cause it could be something else lik a tie rod, part of the steering, or ball joint etc. without driving it I am taking a guess for you, but sounds like that engine mount you found bad is the problem...hope this helps....

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It's hard to come up with a solution for this one without actually "feeling" the symptoms. I assume that what you're describing is that you can feel vibration coming from the engine. I suggest that you have the engine mounts checked.

Also, make sure the mount that sits just behind the radiator has rubber in the middle of it where the bolt goes through. On some models, the rubber mount is attached to the frame (which attaches to a bracket on the engine). On other models, the rubber part is attached to the engine (which attaches to a bracket on the frame).

I've seen cases where the mechanic had a bracket on the engine and another bracket on the frame. Instead of the mechanic removing one of the brackets and replacing it with the rubber mount, they would just align the two brackets together and run the bolt through them.

This causes the vibration to be transferred directly from the engine to the frame. This will also put stress on the exhaust pipe causing it to eventually break because the engine is not seated properly. The engine will be tilted slightly to the rear...

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Car shakes on front driver side after 70mph

Hey,, The problem may not be relate to the wheels at all. Fro what your telling me it sounds like a broken engine mount. This will cause the problem. Basically the engine mount hols the engine to the vehicle and the rubber in it dampens the vibrations. With the rubber broken you will feel the vibrations on the pedal..

However to mention the can be another reason, This one is very unlikely here seeing as the pedal vibrates but just in case check your Alignment and Cambering.

basically take the vehicle to a mechanic to locate and replace the engine mount , ore than likely is the rear mount or the one closest to the driver. You can do this yourself if you like,

1.) Locate the broken Mount (you will see the rubber in the mount broken)
2.) Use a Car jack (the ones you use the change tires) , and use it to lift the engine up to reduce the pressure on the mount.

3.) remove the broken mount and replace it.

Its just 4 bolts, 2 on the engine 2 on the mount to the car body. You will need to get a torque wrench and a lever (cast iron metal pipe will work fine) to add extra leverage to turn the bolts off.

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Please. Tell. Me how to change out, water pump.

Before we start make sure the car's engine is cold and the car is located on level ground with the parking brake set, also make sure you are wearing protective gloves, eyewear and clothing.
Step 1. First release the hood latch cable located under the dash on the drivers side on most cars, then disconnect the negative terminal from the battery. Note: radio presets will be lost. So make a note of them to re-enter them after the job is complete.
Step 2. Next, raise the car to gain access to the underside of the car. Always lift the vehicle according to the vehicle's manufacturers instructions. Use jack stands to secure the automobile.
Step 3. Remove plastic covers under the engine compartment to gain access to the radiator drain valve or lower radiator hose. Position a coolant drain pan under the radiator to catch the engine coolant. Loosen the drain valve or lower radiator hose the release the coolant. Once this process is complete move to the topside of the engine compartment.
Step 4. Remove any plastic covers and shields to gain access to the main pulley to water pump bolts. Loosen these bolts two turns but do not remove them. Next remove the main drive belt. On some models you may need to remove the upper radiator hose and brackets to gain access.
Step 5. Now, remove any obstructing brackets or accessories needed to remove the water pump mounting bolts. Remove the water pump mounting bolts. Use the leverage bar and carefully pry up on the snout of the pump, this will break the gasket seal and allow the pump to be removed.
Step 6. Once the pump has been removed use the gasket cleaner to remove any excessive gasket material or old sealer. The gasket sealing surface needs to be as clean as possible to ensure a good seal for the new water pump gasket.
Step 7. Before installing the new water pump match the old part to the new part, make sure the bolt holes and mounting flanges are exactly the same. Once confirmed that in fact we do have the right part install the water pump gasket. Some water pumps require gasket sealer while others do not. Typically water pump that uses an "o" ring seal do not need gasket sealer.
Step 8. Next, reinstall the water pump and hold it in place by installing one or two mounting bolts tightened by hand. Next, install the remainder of the mounting bolts, Tighten the mounting bolts evenly and to the recommended torque tightness.
Step 9. Once he new pump is on and secured reinstall all mounting brackets and hoses.
Step 10. Reinstall the main cooling fan or water pump drive pulley.
Step 11. Install fan shroud and plastic valances as needed.
Step 12. Now reinstall the serpentine belt, make sure the belt is aligned with the pulley groves.
Step 13. Reinstall the upper radiator hose and double check all bolts and cooling hose connections.
Step 14. Remove the radiator cap and pour the recommended coolant mixture until full.
Step 15. Start the engine and allow to idle, Keep adding coolant as needed until the engine is running at operating temperature. You will know the engine is at operating temperature because you will able to notice coolant moving inside the radiator and the radiator will get hot. You can also reference the engine temperature gauge. Reinstall the radiator cap and check the level of the coolant reservoir, add if needed. Also after the engine has been running for a few hours allow the engine to cool completely and recheck the engine coolant level.
It is a good idea once the job is done to inspect the under carriage for leaks and the engine compartment for funny noises to ensue the job it done correctly.

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Replace water pump 1995 aurora

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  2. Partially drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Water pump pulley bolts, loosen but do not remove at this time
    • Drive belt
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3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Heater and bypass hoses from the water pump
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    NOTE: The long bolt can be removed by aligning the bolt head with the frame rail hole.
  5. Install an engine support fixture.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  7. Thoroughly clean all the sealing surfaces.
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  10. Remove the support fixture.
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  12. Refill the cooling system.
  13. Start the vehicle and check for proper operation.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Water pump drive belt cover
    • Water pump drive belt
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Once your accelerating the engine rotates up in the mount lifting the center off of the shell so the vibration goes away.

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How do you remove toyota timeing chain

Timing Chain and Gears Removal & Installation To Remove:

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Remove the upper front fender apron insulator.
  4. Remove the upper radiator support insulator.
  5. Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
  6. Remove the right lower splash shield.
  7. Remove the drive belt and alternator.
  8. Remove the air switching valve (XRS)
  9. Remove the power steering oil pressure switch connector.
  10. Remove the 2 power steering mounting nuts and through bolts. Remove the steering pump from the engine. Secure the steering pump to the cowl toy_car_15_wood_block_on_jack.gif

  11. Raise and support the engine with floor a jack. toy_car_18_eng_rh_mntng_inslt_blts.gif

  12. Remove the right engine mount. toy_car_18_eng_cylndr_hd_cvr_blts.gif

  13. Remove the 2 nuts, 2 clips and the cylinder head shield (except XRS).
  14. Remove the 4 ignition coils.
  15. Remove the 2 ventilation hoses from the cylinder head valve cover.
  16. Remove the 9 bolts, 2 seal washers, 2 nuts, cylinder head cover and gasket (except XRS). XRS toy_car_18_eng_cylndr_hd_cvr_blts_2zz-g.gif

  17. Remove the 4 bolts and the cylinder head shield (XRS).
  18. Remove the 2 nuts, bolt and remove the ventilation hose from the ventilation pipe (XRS). XRS toy_car_18_eng_cylndr_hd_cvr_ventl_hs-pp.gif

  19. Remove the Ventilation pipe and gasket (XRS).
  20. Remove the 9 bolts, wire harness protector. Remove the cylinder head cover and gasket (XRS).
  21. Remove the O-ring from the cylinder head cover (XRS)
  22. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with timing mark "0" on the timing chain cover. toy_car_18_eng_tmng_mark.gif

  23. Ensure that the marks on the camshaft timing sprockets are in straight line on the timing chain cover surface as shown. toy_car_18_eng_tmng_point_marks.gif

  24. If not turn the crankshaft 1 revolution (360°) and align the marks as above.
  25. Remove the crankshaft pulley toy_car_18_eng_rmv_crnk_sft_pos_snsr_blts.gif

  26. Remove the 2 mounting bolts and remove the crankshaft position sensor.
  27. Remove the mounting bolt, nut and the drive belt tensioner.
  28. Remove the right engine mount bracket.
  29. Remove the front exhaust pipe (XRS).
  30. Remove the Exhaust manifold brace (XRS).
  31. Remove the Exhaust manifold (XRS) toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_tnsnr_blts.gif

  32. Remove the 2 mounting nuts and remove the chain tensioner.
  33. Remove the water pump. Except XRS toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_cvr_blts_1zz-fe.gif

    XRS toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_cvr_blts_2zz-ge.gif

  34. Remove the 11 mounting bolts and nut (except XRS).
  35. Remove the 12 bolts (XRS).
  36. Remove the stud bolt.
  37. Remove the timing chain cover and 2 gaskets.
  38. Remove the crank sensor plate.
  39. Remove the timing chain tensioner slipper mounting bolt. Remove the tensioner slipper. toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_sprkt.gif

    Note: If the crankshaft timing sprocket cannot be removed by hand, use 2 screwdrivers. Position shop rags as shown to prevent damage.
  40. Remove the timing chain and crankshaft timing sprocket.
  41. Remove the 2 chain vibration damper mounting bolts. Remove the vibration damper toy_car_18_eng_tmng_cntrl_assy.gif

  42. Hold the camshaft hexagonal section with a wrench. Remove the sprocket mounting bolt.
  43. Remove the valve timing controller assembly and timing sprocket.
Note: Be careful not to damage the cylinder head and valve lifter with the wrench.
Do not disassemble the valve timing controller assembly.

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Oil pan removal 3.7

a lot tougher job than in the old days!

The engine oil pan is made of laminated steel and has a single plane sealing surface. The sandwich style oil pan gasket has an integrated windage tray and steel carrier. The sealing area of the gasket is molded with rubber and is designed to be reused as long as the gasket is not cut, torn or ripped

1.) Disconnect negative battery cable.
2.) Remove the radiator fan
3.) Remove the intake manifold you need to do this to install the engine support tool
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5.) Remove the structural cover
6.) Remove both left and right side engine mount through bolts
7.) Raise engine to provide clearance to remove oil pan.
8.) Drain engine oil and remove oil filter
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NOTE:Do not pry on oil pan or oil pan gasket. Gasket is mounted to engine and does not come out with oil pan.

reverse to install
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It is probably your Motor Mounts. They attach the engine in 4 places to the frame of the car. When the rubber wears out, it will cause excessive veibration.

Take it to your mechanic and tell him to check the motor mounts. For the front and side three mounts, it will probably run about $550 with the parts, im guessing.

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