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Transmission and Engine Mount Replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Timmah!, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Aug 11, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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    Hey my 1st Gen Tacoma Brothers,

    My buddy Sean and I have another video for you. If you have worn out or broken engine mounts or a worn out or broken transmission mount, here's a video showing you how you can replace them. If you're not sure you're mounts are ready to be replaced, we also cover how you can inspect them.

    Here's the video and Enjoy the Show!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/g_4DiywsSbk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  2. Aug 11, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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    Always top notch! Nice work and thank you :thumbsup:
     
  3. Aug 11, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    You're welcome.
     
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  7. Nov 23, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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    Hello, sir. Could you answer a simple question, please? If you were to use the engine hoist method, would you still have to loosen and tighten the motor mount bolts in just the same manner as you did using the jack-on-the-oil-pan method? Thank you for your answer and for the great help this video is being for me.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    No, you wouldn't have to use a jack if you had an engine hoist. The engine hoist takes the place of the jack supporting the weight of the engine while you replace the mounts.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2017 at 6:25 PM
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    Right, but would you still have to loosen and tighten the motor mount bolts in just the same manner?
     
  10. Nov 25, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    Whether you support the weight of the engine with the jack under the oil pan or you support the weight of the engine via the engine hoist makes no difference. You loosen the engine mount bolts and raise the engine enough so you can get the old engine mounts out and the new engine mounts in and bolted up. Whether you're using the jack or engine hoist, you have to make adjustments to get the mounts out and back in and bolted up. I hope that makes sense. It's not an exact science.

    From what I know about removing an engine from these rigs, the driver side has a lift bracket and the passenger side has nothing. There is a bolt hole on the passenger side head that's not being used for anything that you could bolt a bracket to or maybe a chain. If you use another bracket on the passenger side, you'd then connect a chain between the two brackets and lift the engine that way. If you don't have a bracket you can bolt up to the passenger side head, you can bolt a chain on the passenger side head and string it over to the bracket on the driver side and then lift the engine with the engine hoist capturing the chain in the middle between the driver and passenger side.

    Here's our V8 swap video which shows how we pulled an engine, transmission and transfer case all in one shot to give you an idea how you would support the engine with a hoist.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fce7IgMTdKg
     
  11. Nov 26, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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    Thank you, sir. That's what I wanted to know.
     
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    now to see what's involved
     
  13. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    this looks above my head to do in all regards
    how much will this cost the professional to do?
    approximately...
     
  14. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:06 PM
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    Would you all recommend going with stock Toyota engine mounts or is there a better option, like aftermarket regular or solid mounts.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:25 PM
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    Why not? They've lasted this long... possibly/probably more expensive than any aftermarket solution but it ends up being one of those 'what do you want for your tacoma and how much are you willing to spend' questions. Say one thing for the stock mounts, durable and solid. Figure my truck is 17 years old and no issues with the mounts yet.

    If you decide to go with OEM, check out Camelback Toyota. Reasonable prices (most of the time can't be beat) and fast shipping. Their Parts Director is the guy to talk to - contact info here:
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    Let him know you're on TW. Welcome to the forum.

    :cheers:
     
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    Awesome! Thanks so much for your help! And thanks for the welcome!
     
  17. Aug 14, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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    Good content. Thanks for creating and sharing :)
     
  18. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    Well done!! For those in areas of the country with more potential for rust, give all of those bolts a good soak with PB Blaster, Kroil, or my economy favorite, a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone. And when you put them back together, a slathering of anti-seize!! Nothing ever goes back together on my truck without anti-seize!! I've taken of bolts that were put on when the truck was new (draw bar, etc) and the threads looked like new, and came right off. It pays dividends for sure.
     

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