Engine/transmission mountings - removal and refitting

Pre-1986 models 1 The engine mountings can be removed if the weight of the engine/transmission is first taken by one of the three following methods.

2 Either support the engine under the sump using a jack and a block of wood, or attach a hoist to the engine lifting lugs. A third method is to make up a bar with end pieces which will engage in the water channels at the sides of the bonnet lid aperture. Using an adjustable hook and chain connected to the engine lifting lugs, the weight of the engine can be taken off the mountings.

Rear mountings
Removal
3 Unbolt the mounting, according to type from the body member or panel, also from the engine or transmission. With the mounting withdrawn, the centre bolt can be unscrewed and the flexible component detached (see illustrations).

9.3a Transmission left-hand rear mounting-to-bracket attachment - pre-1986
9.3a Transmission left-hand rear mounting-to-bracket attachment - pre-1986 models

9.3b Removing transmission left-hand rear mounting - pre-1986 models
9.3b Removing transmission left-hand rear mounting - pre-1986 models

9.3c Right-hand rear engine mounting
9.3c Right-hand rear engine mounting attachments - pre-1986 models

A Mounting to side member B Mounting to inner wheel arch

Refitting 4 Refitting is a reversal of removal. Make sure that the original sequence of assembly of washers and plates is maintained.

Front left-hand mounting Removal
5 Removal of the front mounting on the transmission requires a different removal procedure. Remove the centre bolt from the mounting and then using one of the methods described, raise the transmission just enough to be able to unbolt and remove the two insulator bolts and withdraw the insulator (see illustration).

9.5 Transmission left-hand front mounting attachments - pre-1986 models
9.5 Transmission left-hand front mounting attachments - pre-1986 models

Refitting 6 Refitting is a reversal of removal. Make sure that the original sequence of assembly of washers and plates is maintained.

1986 models onwards
Removal
7 From 1986 onwards a longitudinal crossmember is mounted beneath the transmission, and the front and rear left-hand mountings are attached to it. Removal of the rear right-hand mounting is as previously described, but removal of the front and rear left-hand mountings is as follows.

8 Support the engine; see paragraphs 1 and 2.

9 Undo the nuts securing the mountings to the transmission support crossmember and to the brackets on the transmission.

10 Unbolt the transmission support crossmember at the front and rear and remove it from under the car. Remove the relevant mounting.

Refitting
11 Refitting is the reversal of removal. Make sure that the original sequence of assembly of washers and plates is maintained.

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