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Where are the motor mounts for a 1997 oldsmobile lss with a

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Where are the motor mounts for a 1997 oldsmobile lss with a 3800 v6?
JA: How many miles are on the Oldsmobile? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 199000 and it is an automatic
JA: Are you fixing your LSS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes and just getting started
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Any tips for changing the rear spark plugs?

Hello, my name is Roy and sorry to see you are having issues. Give me a couple of minutes to review your issue and I will assist you

Roy

Good afternoon

 

There are several mounts. I attached pictures and procedures of the mounts for you.

 

Roy

 

REMOVAL
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Install the Engine Support Fixture.
3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
4. Remove the power steering pump. Set the power steering pump aside. See Steering and Suspension.
5. Remove the torque axis engine mount.
6. Remove the nuts from the engine mount bracket.
7. Remove the studs from the engine mount bracket.

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8. Remove the torque axis engine mount bracket.

INSTALLATION
1. Install the torque axis engine mount bracket.
2. Install the studs to the engine mount bracket.
3. Install the nuts to the engine mount bracket.
^ Tighten the upper nut to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
^ Tighten the lower nut to 70 Nm (52 ft. lbs.).
4. Install the torque axis engine mount.
5. Install the power steering pump. See Steering and Suspension.
6. Install the accessory drive belt.
7. Remove the Engine Support Fixture.
8. Connect the negative battery cable.

 

Left, right and strut mounts.

 

LEFT MOUNT

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Remove Or Disconnect
1. Raise vehicle and suitably support.
2. Support transaxle with jackstand(s).
3. Front splash shield.
4. Transaxle cooler line bracket.
5. Mount.

Install Or Connect
1. Mount into position.
2. Transaxle cooler line bracket.
^ Tighten:
- Mount to transaxle bolts to 63 Nm (46 ft. lbs.).
- Frame to mount nuts to 50 Nm (37 ft. lbs.).
3. Remove jackstand.
4. Splash shield.
5. Lower vehicle.

RIGHT MOUNT

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Remove Or Disconnect
1. Raise vehicle and suitably support.
2. Support transaxle with jackstand.
3. Bolts attaching steering gear assembly to frame.
4. Nuts from frame to mount.
5. Bolts from mount to transaxle.
6. Mount.
^ Using a long screwdriver or prybar, pry up on steering gear assembly while working mount out from vehicle.

Install Or Connect
1. Mount into position.
2. Bolts, mount to transaxle.
3. Nuts, frame to mount.
^ Tighten:
- Mount to transaxle bolts to 52 Nm (38 ft. lbs.).
- Frame to mount nuts to 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.).
- Frame to body bolts to 112 Nm (83 ft. lbs.).
4. Remove jackstand.
5. Five bolts attaching steering gear assembly to frame.
6. Lower vehicle.

TORQUE STRUT

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Remove Or Disconnect
1. Raise vehicle and suitably support.
2. Support transaxle with jackstand.
3. Bolt attaching torque strut to torque strut bracket.
4. Bolts attaching torque strut to transaxle.
5. Torque strut.

Install Or Connect
1. Torque strut into bracket.
2. Bolts attaching torque strut to transaxle.
^ Tighten bolt to 55 Nm (41 ft. lbs.).
3. Bolt attaching torque strut to torque strut bracket.
4. remove jackstand.
5. Lower vehicle.

TRANSAXLE BRACE

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Remove Or Disconnect
1. Raise vehicle.
2. Bolts.
3. Transaxle brace.

Install Or Connect
1. Transaxle brace.
2. Bolts.
^ Tighten bolts to 60 Nm (44 Ft. lbs.).

One more

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
If I need to get to the rear spark plugs, should I try to loosen the mounts? All I am trying to do is get a little more room to access the rear plugs.

What I do is loosen the mounts and use a come a long to roll the motor over just enough to access the plugs.

 

Roy

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Do you loosen all the mounts?
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Which mounts do you loosen?

The rear transmission mounts and the front strut

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Can you tell me where they are located?

I attached pictures and locations for you. They are marked where they are located. They all bolt to the cradle from the bottom.

 

Roy

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I don't see the attachments

It or they are on the paper clips on your post. There should be 4 of them

 

Roy

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you

You are welcome

 

Roy