Loose motor mounts?

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Wheeling this weekend and noticed I had a good sized radiator leak (I think, I haven’t fully removed it yet) is the hole sheared in the shroud indicative of a loose motor mount or could it be something else? Would also appreciate any tips for removing those bastard bolts that hold the fan clutch on. I removed two and stripped the other two.

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Pure conjecture here but I'd say yes.
Be easy to confirm in the driveway with some gentle power braking yeah? See if the fan reaches in the direction of the scuffing on the shroud.
 

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Put your front tires up against a curb, stand on your brakes with the transmission in drive and being the rpm's up to 2,000. While doing this have somebody stand on the SIDE of the rig and watch your motor mounts for movement.


For the fan bolts make sure you use a 6 sided hex box end wrench to avoid rounding the bolts.

Goodluck
 
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Thanks guys, I figure I'll just replace them regardless that way I don't need to worry about them for awhile. It also seems like they are the only culprit for the shroud damage I had. A loose transmission mount likely wouldn't cause that kind of forward pressure into the fan right?
 
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I decided to go ahead with the job even though I haven’t received my transmission mount in the mail yet. It looked pretty good too from the check I gave it while under the truck.
 

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I believe its been discussed before, but how did you end up lifting the engine to get the old mounts out? I'm thinking I need to do this at some point and I'm lookin for tips on lifting the engine.

I used an engine hoist when I did mine (because I have one) but most folks are able to use a jack from underneath and do one side at a time. I have read accounts of where folks have little to no problems replacing them and others (me included) that would rather have our skin peeled off in small strips than do the job again.

Whatever you choose to do....DO support the engine with something other than what you lifted it with. It is pretty damn spooky putting your hands between the engine and frame mounts.
 
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I did this job yesterday and it took me a good long while and lots of frustration. However it was my first time doing it. I used the jack and stack of 2X4 method and will admit I was very creeped out having my hands up in there.
 
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I used an engine hoist when I did mine (because I have one) but most folks are able to use a jack from underneath and do one side at a time. I have read accounts of where folks have little to no problems replacing them and others (me included) that would rather have our skin peeled off in small strips than do the job again.

Whatever you choose to do....DO support the engine with something other than what you lifted it with. It is pretty damn spooky putting your hands between the engine and frame mounts.
Always good advice to have "backup" support.
My engine & transmission are out, so easy peasy!
Don't get me started 'bout the Bushing replacement job...
 

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