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Old 10-31-2018, 09:49 AM
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it feels like i should replace the engine mounts on my N54 all wheel drive car. however, i can't seem to find any DIY's for xi cars and the N54.
is this something that is DIY-able, or should i drop the cash on a shop to deal with it?
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https://www.pelicanparts.com/techart...eplacement.htm

Note the first comment about having to remove the passenger side axle on the xi's to R/R that mount.
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I had two broken mounts replaced a couple of years ago. My indy says it's a bitch getting at then on an xi.
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Originally Posted by InsipidMonkey View Post
https://www.pelicanparts.com/techart...eplacement.htm

Note the first comment about having to remove the passenger side axle on the xi's to R/R that mount.
i've seen that, but its for a M54, not N54. being similar isn't the DIY i'm looking for. since the passenger side has 2 turbos and associated plumbing, i don't think they will be all that "similar".

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I had two broken mounts replaced a couple of years ago. My indy says it's a bitch getting at then on an xi.
this is what i was afraid of. if its a bitch for someone with a lift, can't imagine it will be all that much fun for me on jack stands in my driveway.
guess i will start calling around for quotes.
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My indy charged me $280, which I thought was very reasonable.
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is that just labor, or including parts?
if that includes parts, that's real good. OE mounts alone are $200.
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My indy charged me $280, which I thought was very reasonable.
Can you share the name of this shop?
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You say "feels like they need replacing". What do you mean, is the engine flopping around? Back in the old days, my buddy's '68 Dodge Polara tore the engine mount which let the engine lift so far it ripped off the power steering hoses. That was a very obvious failure.
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Can you share the name of this shop?
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You say "feels like they need replacing". What do you mean, is the engine flopping around? Back in the old days, my buddy's '68 Dodge Polara tore the engine mount which let the engine lift so far it ripped off the power steering hoses. That was a very obvious failure.
at idle, in drive, with A/C on, and brake pedal depressed. so just like at a stop light. there is vibration. its not horrible, its noticeable though. the car has 111,000 miles.
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