How to Install a Jeep Motor Mount Lift
- 1). Park the Jeep on a level surface and set the parking brake. Put wheel chocks around the rear wheels. Open up the hood and spray the motor mount bolts with the rust penetrating spray. Turn off the under hood lamp if it is engaged.
- 2). Locate the radiator overflow bottle on the core support and lift it off of the core support with your hands. Pull the hose off of the overflow line with your hands. Unbolt the fan shroud from the engine with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and lift it away from the engine. Unbolt the transmission mount from the skid plate underneath the Jeep with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.
- 3). Put the wood block on the head of the jack. Lift up the jack until the wood block touches the bell housing of the transmission. Lift the bell housing up just slightly with the jack. Loosen the bolts on the passenger side motor mount with the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets and an open-end wrench. Remove the driver's side motor mount bolts with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and an open-end wrench.
- 4). Jack up the bell housing higher with the jack and take the driver's side engine mount off of the engine. Install the driver's side motor mount lift kit onto the driver's side of the engine block with the 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets and an open-end wrench. Bolt the other side of the mount to the engine block with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Repeat this for the passenger side of the engine block, which may require using the pry bar to get things in place properly.
- 5). Lower the jack down and reinstall the bolts holding the transmission mount to the skidplate with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Torque all of the motor mount bolts down with the 3/8-inch torque wrench, using the specifications provided with the motor mount lift kit. Reinstall the fan shroud to the core support with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket, then reinstall the overflow bottle to the core support and push the hose onto the line.