1990 Mercury Topaz Q&A
1990 Mercury Topaz Question: Replace motor mounts
My car is actually a 1989 but wasn't given the option to select that. I need to replace front and rear motor mounts. Is it possible to do this myself without going crazy or tearing up the car? Have been looking online for instructions of any kind but haven't been able to find anything. - schaery
Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. and get an online repair manual subscription. There is a company that independent auto repair shops buy their information from that the same information inexpensively to do it yourselfers. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online You will need a pry bar and a good jack and jack stands along with basic hand tools. - patrick mannion
Poor rubber material used in the motor mounts can cause them to fail, leading to a knocking noise or lifting sensation on acceleration. The motor mounts will need to be replaced with revised parts.