If any of you with experience replacing engine mounts have a minute, would you help me out here? I have reviewed prior posts, which are very helpful, but before I dive into this, I have a few questions.
I am almost positive our side mount (passenger side) needs to be replaced because of the noise it makes when we start off, and because when I reved the engine while in drive, the engine raised up on the passenger side what looked like more than and inch or so. But, to get some assurance, I have included a picture to see if anyone can tell by looking whether the side mount is really shot.
I am not sure if the front mount is bad or not, and since it could take hours to replace, I do not want to replace it unless I have to. I do not see any oil leaks, so how do I know it needs to be replaced along with the side mount? I guess what I am really wondering about is, if I put in a new side mount, and I do not replace the worn front mount, could the worn front mount damage the new side mount with the extra movement is allows? Should they be replaced together?
Also, I have attached two pictures of the front mount, and I am wondering what the thing is that is located next to the mount. It is attached to the frame with two bolts, and looks like it has to come out to get the mount out. Can someone identify that for me? Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this and reply. Tom