A 3-Step Guide to Transmission Mount Installation
The transmission mount is found in between the cross-member and the transmission tailing housing. Its role is to basically keep the rear of the transmission to the cross-member so that the transmission won't rise when under torque. Overtime, the mount would crack because of torque. For you to have a safe trip at all times, you should have a new one installed. Here's a quick guide to help you out so that you can do it in your own home.
Required skill level: Intermediate
Needed tools and materials
Park your car on a level ground and set the emergency brake. Using a jack, lift your vehicle off the ground and place the jack stands at the support points. Go under your automobile and look for the faulty transmission mount. Take the jack and slip it underneath the transmission so that you can slightly raise it off the ground. This will also take the weight off the mount.
Removal of the transmission mount
Once you've located the transmission mount, take it out. Use your ratchet set to remove the bolt found at the center of the mount. After doing so, you should be able to remove the old transmission mount. Pull it off from the metal beam and the transmission. Then, with your new transmission mount, insert it between the transmission and the metal beam, where the previous one used to be located.
Doing the finishing touches
After you've installed the new transmission mount, you can now replace the bolt back in place that's located at the center of the mount. With the same ratchet set that you used, carefully tighten back the bolt. Lift the vehicle using the jack, take out the jack stands, and lower the vehicle. And voila! You're job is done and you can now drive your car with a new transmission mount.
Since you're going to be working underneath your car, make sure to wear protective eyewear. Metal, fluid, or dirt can fall off and can hit your eyes. So, wear safety goggles or glasses to prevent them from hitting your eyes.