How to Replace Honda Civic Motor Mounts

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The Honda Civic is one of the most popular compact cars on the market both today, and for a couple of decades. It is the second oldest continuously produced Japanese automobile to be sold worldwide. Honda's reliable and innovative engine designs range from a standard 4-cylinder to their high-tech VTEC engine.

While Honda's engines are superb, including those in the Civic models, metal rusts and rubber dry-rots no matter what. This is true of the mounts that hold the engine in the Civic in place. While no set interval exists for replacing the engine mounts, if you notice any wear or deterioration of the rubber bushings in the mounts, consider replacing them.

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Things you need

  • Flat block of wood, 2 feet by 3 feet
  • Jack
  • Socket wrench
  • Breaker bar
  • Socket set
  • Torque wrench

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Support the engine with a jack. Place a block of wood under the oil pan and support the engine with a jack make sure that you don't jack up on the engine too much, just enough to remove the load from the mounting bolts.

  2. 2

    Loosen the engine mount bolts. There will be two or three depending on your model and year of Civic. One is on each side of the engine, one in the front and one in the rear (optional rear mount is on some models). Replace one mount at a time. Turn the bolts counterclockwise to remove and you may need a breaker bar. A breaker bar is a long bar that slide over the end of the handle of the socket wrench to provide added leverage for removing pesky bolts such as those found holding the engine mount together on the Civic.

  3. 3

    Remove the bolt connecting the engine mount to the mounting bracket on the engine.

  4. 4

    Remove the engine mount to frame bolt and remove the motor mount.

  5. 5

    Install the new motor mount. Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure that you tighten the motor mount to the specified torque for that particular year of Civic. This information can be found in the vehicle's service manual. Each year and trim level has a different torque specification.

Tips and warnings

  • Only replace one engine mount at a time.

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