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Motor mount adjustment

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FWP, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. FWP

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    Put a new motor in today, and the frame brackets have slotted holes to bolt the motor mounts to them. Is there any trick to getting the motor installed straight? Or does it matter? I would think that getting it centered would create less stress on any one mount, including the tranny mount. Any thoughts??

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    Loosen the bolts that hold the mount to the frame side, place a 8" square piece of 3/4" plywood on your jack and jack the motor up placing the jack under the sump (deep portion) of your oil pan. Don't need to get it real high, just enough to get the pressure off the mounts. Then let the jack down slowly. Should find it's own center. Then tighten the mounts back up. If you didn't change the tranny mounts then yououldn't have to touch them at all.
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks Wheels[​IMG]

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