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Transmission Mount Replacement

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I replaced the tranny mount the other day. It was idling just fine, but it would sort of lurch forward when put in drive or backwards when put in reverse. I have'nt driven the car yet because my wife drives it, so I don't know yet if there is any kind of difference. Anyway, for such a low price (something like $30 or $40) for the mount, I think it is well worth having it done. Doing it yourself is soooo easy! Took just a few minutes. I just rolled the car on some plastic ramps, jacked up the rear of the tranny ever so slightly with a wood block on the pan (just to hold the weight), unbolted the crossmember, unbolted the mount. The old mount had separated (I'm guessing from when I jacked up the tranny slightly), and the rubber was very soft and had a bend in the middle of the two rubber parts. In other words, it definitely needed to be replaced.

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I replaced the tranny mount the other day. It was idling just fine, but it would sort of lurch forward when put in drive or backwards when put in reverse. I have'nt driven the car yet because my wife drives it, so I don't know yet if there is any kind of difference. Anyway, for such a low price (something like $30 or $40) for the mount, I think it is well worth having it done. Doing it yourself is soooo easy! Took just a few minutes. I just rolled the car on some plastic ramps, jacked up the rear of the tranny ever so slightly with a wood block on the pan (just to hold the weight), unbolted the crossmember, unbolted the mount. The old mount had separated (I'm guessing from when I jacked up the tranny slightly), and the rubber was very soft and had a bend in the middle of the two rubber parts. In other words, it definitely needed to be replaced.

I just got an inspection done at the local Lexus dealer. They quoted me $250ish to replace the tranny mount.

I'll have to give it a try myself.

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It is a very easy DIY - and yes you will notice a difference because the rubber was totally seperated from the mounting bracket for who knows how long -

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It's a 10min job for even the unqualified, very easy. Another bonus is since the exhaust system is mounted to the transmission, you gain more clearance once the mount is replaced as it's no longer sagging.

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Partstrain.com has them for around $35 plus shipping. The local Autozone has them for $72.

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