Active Motor mounts for a 2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L
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    Active Motor mounts for a 2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L

    Quick question for the experienced owners of this Odyssey generation. How long do the OEM mounts last typically?
    I am looking to buy used OEMs from a vehicle with 55K miles.Is it worth the trouble or should I just invest in new?

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    I don’t blame you - those new ones are ungodly expensive


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    =In case you are not aware, many EX-L and Touring owners (the models with VCM) disable VCM using a muzzler device and then install the much less expensive passive motor mounts.
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    Mine (2005 EX-L) started to go at 80-90K (shaking when ECO mode engaged). By 120K muzzled it and replaced with non active OEM mounts.
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    Like 100k-120k miles on a VCM equipped van.

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    Yeah, I've tried the aftermarkets for N years now. Pretty much gone through 4 pairs since 2013. I have the muzzler installed and it helps greatly. But it's time to try the OEMs and for once enjoy the ride. LOL.
    Thanks folks. BTW, if I can't find used OEM's I'll certainly go with the non OEMs next and never revert to those cheap aftermarkets.

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    I assume since you have a muzzler device installed that when you say OEM mounts you are referring to the much less expensive passive engine mounts. No need for you to get the expensive OEM active mounts.
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    The choice for me was used active vs. new passive mounts. I am leaning towards new passives. Is it a simple swap?

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    This topic is heavily covered here. I recall there is some simple modification required to incorporate the passive mounts. But that is clearly the way to go with VCM disabled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saint_123 View Post
    The choice for me was used active vs. new passive mounts. I am leaning towards new passives. Is it a simple swap?
    Replacement is not too difficult with the right tools. Front one can be a PITA. You have to remove the driver's side radiator fan to get the mount out. Remove the top coolant hose and move the radiator and a/c condenser forward. Also move the hood latch out of the way.
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    Hmm, front mount on 2005, 2006 EX-L not that hard. If you remove battery tray, then the damper that sits next to the mount, the mount will unbolt and slide out sideways then up without removing any hoses or the fan. I did it that way, np, and there is a youtube showing that method, search for "we replace all 5 mounts...". The rear was hardest, you need to replace the bracket used on EX-L with the EX bracket, and there are a lot of bolts, but front requires no bracket change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesquite77 View Post
    Hmm, front mount on 2005, 2006 EX-L not that hard. If you remove battery tray, then the damper that sits next to the mount, the mount will unbolt and slide out sideways then up without removing any hoses or the fan. I did it that way, np, and there is a youtube showing that method, search for "we replace all 5 mounts...". The rear was hardest, you need to replace the bracket used on EX-L with the EX bracket, and there are a lot of bolts, but front requires no bracket change.
    I tried just removing the battery tray to get the front mount out, wouldn't come out. Easiest way was to remove the radiator fan. You don't have to remove the battery tray in that case. 2010 EX-L van, may be different in the 05-07.

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    >>> battery tray to get the front mount out, wouldn't come out

    Yah, the tray back bolt on the wheel well, and the one hidden low next to the radiator are fiddly. I take the tray out to replace starter, and external trans filter on 05, 06 though, so I had already been practiced up on it!
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    This thread gives some info and the parts list. Post 10 & 11.

    https://www.odyclub.com/forums/52-20...onversion.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by OdyinNH View Post
    This thread gives some info and the parts list. Post 10 & 11.

    https://www.odyclub.com/forums/52-20...onversion.html
    I just ordered the parts from Bernardi. Let's see how this experiment pans out


    Even though I pulled the trigger, do all these parts have to be OEM?

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