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Old 03-06-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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motor mount bracket question

Hi, I have a 1g FWD and Im dropping in a 6-bolt from an AWD. I was wondering if the motor mount brackets that are connected to the engine itself are different because Im having some allignment issues.

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Old 03-08-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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Re: motor mount bracket question

I put a fwd engine in an awd car and didnt have a problem at all.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:50 AM   #3
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Re: motor mount bracket question

I think the front bracket is a little different but the other three should be the same.
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Re: motor mount bracket question

When I was dropping my engine in(a 6 bolt) I kind of had a hard time too. I had bolt up what I could and then rotate the hoist around and back and forth to get the rest to line up.
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Re: motor mount bracket question

If there is too much tension on the motor by using the wrong bracket, you may feel more vibration in the car than before.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:12 PM   #6
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Re: motor mount bracket question

Took me over an hour to get mine lined up properly today.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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Re: motor mount bracket question

yeah my rear motor mount isn't lining up either

the front mounts are the different part numbers (345 on fwd and 347 on awd but they are the same
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:23 PM   #8
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Re: motor mount bracket question

Both of the brackets that bolt to the engine on the block are different between the FWD and AWD cars. CAPS shows different part number for the engine mounted brackets between the D27A (AWD) and D22A(FWD) cars.

I ran into the same issue when I tried to install a block from a 90 Laser Turbo into my Galant VR4. I had to swap out the brackets on the engine closest to the radiator and the firewall before everything lined up perfectly. If it's taking you an hour or more to get an engine lined up in the bay, you might want to check the brackets. The brackets have part numbers stamped into them, so they should be easy to identify them as applicable to a FWD or AWD using CAPS or calling your local Mitsu dealer. Hope this helps.

Per CAPS, these are the part numbers I got for the R/H and L/H engine mount brackets for a 5 speed car.
FWD:
MD133346
MD136194

AWD:
MD133347
MD136195

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Old 03-09-2006, 08:24 PM   #9
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Re: motor mount bracket question

For the rear, I ended up loosening the 3 retaining bolts holding it to the frame then threading the bolt through and retightening the retaining bolts. It's the absolute only way I could get that damn bolt through the mount.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:26 PM   #10
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Re: motor mount bracket question

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Both of the brackets that bolt to the engine on the block are different between the FWD and AWD cars. CAPS shows different part number for the engine mounted brackets between the D27A (AWD) and D22A(FWD) cars.

I ran into the same issue when I tried to install a block from a 90 Laser Turbo into my Galant VR4. I had to swap out the brackets on the engine closest to the radiator and the firewall before everything lined up perfectly. If it's taking you an hour or more to get an engine lined up in the bay, you might want to check the brackets. The brackets have part numbers stamped into them, so they should be easy to identify them as applicable to a FWD or AWD using CAPS or calling your local Mitsu dealer. Hope this helps.
If your talking about me taking an hour, try getting those damn things to slide over Prothanes without some issues. I have the correct brackets as mine was a direct swap same for same but much better.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:40 PM   #11
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Re: motor mount bracket question

Easy there Chief, don't get so wound up. I wasn't taking a shot at you.

Like I said, I ran into the same problem. The block I was using came from a FWD and I didn't change the brackets out because the guy I got the block from claimed it came out of an AWD car. I wrestled with the thing for about twenty minutes before I realized there was no way that the engine was going to line up with the mounts in my engine bay. Since I knew the engine mounts were from the right car, the only other thing that could be wrong was the brackets on the block. Once I swapped out the brackets, I had the engine three pointed in 10 minutes. I just installed a set of ProThanes in my 92 and also put the ones in my 90 on. I know they don't have too much give and everything needs to be lined up just right.

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If your talking about me taking an hour, try getting those damn things to slide over Prothanes without some issues. I have the correct brackets as mine was a direct swap same for same but much better.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:28 PM   #12
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Re: motor mount bracket question

Didn't think you were taking a shot at me. Just thought you were rippin on me for taking an hour. Drooping a motor in without a friend to help takes a bit longer.
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