New Motor Mounts In The Jetta

Well, I was getting off the Turnpike the other week and I heard a pretty loud clunk.  Now, I’ve been having a few issues with a rattle in the front end that I have been unable to find and I thought, ha now I’ve got you!  That clunk is definitely a mount so I decided to replace the motor and transmission mount in the Jetta after being able to actually move the Transmission by hand while the car was parked.  That Transmission mount was definitely bad!  So I purchased 034 Motorsports Street Density Motor Mounts and put them in.

I started with replacing the Transmission mount, this is how it’s done!

The first thing that needs to be done is to remove the air filter and hose so that you can access the battery compartment and the Transmission mount.  I have an aftermarket Intake so it was fairly easy to remove.

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The next thing that you would need to do is to remove the two battery terminals.  These are held on with 10MM bolts.  Just loosen them and remove them.

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Remove the 13MM bolt that is holding the battery in place.

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You will then be able to remove the battery from the car.  You will also need to remove all the plastic that surrounds the battery.  This is just slid together a certain way and will pretty easily come apart if you just take a look at it and see how it is held together.

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The plastic battery base will need to be removed next.  There are 3 10MM bolts that are holding it in place.  Remove the bolts and remove the plastic base to gain access to the Transmission mount.

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There are 7 bolts that need to be removed to get the transmission mount out of the car.

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Remove the 3 18MM bolts that are attached to the transmission.

Remove the 4 5/8” bolts that are attached to the body of the car.  I needed to move the wires that were in the plastic wire carrier out of the way to gain access to the bolts.  The carrier was just slid to the side.

The wire carrier will slide over to the side

The wire carrier will slide over to the side

Remove the mount and replace it with the new one.

New Mount!

New Mount!

The next mount was the top motor mount.

This one was a little more difficult to get to since there was a lot more stuff in the way.

You need to remove the Windshield washer fluid tube.  There are a bunch of 13mm bolts that hold the brackets around the mount in place.  Remove them all and take out all the little brackets.  There were a couple of screws too that needed to be removed but I neglected to take pictures of them.

13mm Bolts that need removal

13mm Bolts that need removal

This screw also needs removal

This screw also needs removal

The radiator overflow tank needed to be moved out of the way.  This is easily done by unscrewing the screws that hold it in place.  Be careful of the wire loom that is going behind it since that will also be a pain unless you want to remove the coolant hose from the overflow tank.

screw for the overflow tank

screw for the overflow tank

another screw for the overflow

another screw for the overflow

Then I was able to finally get to the motor mount.  Remove it, and replace it.  I believe that the bolts were the same as the transmission mount.  A couple of 18MM bolts and a few 5/8” ones.

That's the vacated spot from the motor mount.

That’s the vacated spot from the motor mount.

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