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post #1 of 10 Old 07-10-2010, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Need help asap Installing Brown Dog Motor Mount Lift

I'm in the process of installing my Brown Dog Motor Mount lift and am having an issue. On the passenger side mount, I can't get a socket on the nut that's on the underside of the mount. There's a bolt that goes into the side of the block that holds the bracket on that seems to be in the way. What is the easiest way of getting a socket on that nut? Do I have to remove the bolt then tighten the nut then put the bolt back in? Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-10-2010, 06:28 PM
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Did you get it done?
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-10-2010, 07:33 PM
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Hmm... I didn't have any issue with the passenger side when I did mine. Could you take some pictures to show us what you're talking about? The passenger side should be much easier than the driver's side if you have A/C.

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-10-2010, 08:01 PM
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I had the same problem that it sounds like you're having. There's pics in here:

My problem was that I hadn't loosened the 4 bolts for the transmission mount. Once I got those loosened up a bit, I was able to shift the drivetrain enough to take care of business...

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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I talked to Brown Dog today and they told me the easiest way is to remove the bolt going into the block, tighten the nut then re-install the bolt back into the block. I'm gonna try tomorrow.
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Engine mounts/lifts are quick & easy job.

Either way, here are the highlights of motor mount replacement.

1) Loosen the tranny mount bolts at the center of the skid plate. When the job is completed, this will allow it to sit in a "natural" state without putting unnecessary tension on the mounts.
2) Loosen, but do not remove both of the large center bolts that pass through the engine mounts & the brackets on the engine.
3) Remove the bolt & nut (on the stud) that attach the motor mount to the frame.
4) Support the oil pan with a chunk of 2X6 & a floor jack with a small amount of tension, enough to where the mounts just begin to lift off of the frame.
5) Remove the bolts that attach the motor mount brackets to the engine block on just one side only!

Remove that mount & bracket as a unit & change the mount on the workbench & reinstall it as a unit.

6) Tighten the bolts that hold the bracket to the engine to specification.
7) Repeat steps 5 & 6 for the other side. Lower the engine weight back onto the new mounts.
8) Install & tighten the bolt & the nut on the motor mount to frame attachment point. Then tighten the large bolt that runs through the center of the mount.
9) Tighten the 2 tranny mount bolts on the skid plate.

If it took longer than 1-1/2 hours you were screwing off.

Poly mounts last longer.
Poly mounts transmit more engine vibration through the frame.

You decide. We have 2 YJs at our house, both with poly mounts & I never noticed any difference myself.


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No one here knows what they are talking about. You should try Pirate 4x4 they will be happy to help you.

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I had this same issue with my build and took pics to send to brown dog. I was pretty pissed. I ended up reusing my old nut since it used a smaller socket THAT FIT.

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going to try to knock this out this weekend hope all goes well!

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Don't forget that by raising your engine your fan is going to hit the fan shroud unless you do a body lift at the same time.
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