Need help on 2003 Vibe AWD rear mount removal

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cmgreyhounds
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Need help on 2003 Vibe AWD rear mount removal

Post by cmgreyhounds » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 pm

It seems to be captive between the steering rack and the k-member. I'm just not figuring out how to get the (removed) out of there.

Lots of videos on replacing the mount for a FWD version, but the AWD is quite a bit different. Thanks in advance!

cmgreyhounds
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Re: Need help on 2003 Vibe AWD rear mount removal

Post by cmgreyhounds » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:19 pm

Well as it turns out there's no way but the hard way for this one.

You have to unbolt the steering rack and drop the suspension k-member to get the clearance to get the mount out. Also disconnect the sway bar end links first so the sway bar doesn't hold up the k-member.

Not a fun way to spend a Saturday, but there it is.

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Re: Need help on 2003 Vibe AWD rear mount removal

Post by zbyers » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:34 am

First, welcome to genvibe. Home of the best group on the internet. :lol:

That's a bummer that you had to partially drop the front k-frame to get the rear engine mount out.

Are you replacing all of the mounts? Or working on something else?

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