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Advice on changing front engine mounts on ML W163

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by peters877, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. peters877

    peters877 Active Member

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    Hi, Can anyone give me any advice on changing both engine mounts. What is the best way to go about tackling the task. Any info welcome.
     
  2. WG M-B

    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    They are not the easiest of the models to be fair. Access is easiest gained through the inner wheel arch liners. The n/s mount is a bit more tricky than the o/s.
     
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    As mentioned, remove both inner arch liners. The engine will not jack up high enough for the engine outriggers to clear the engine mounts, which means you have to also unbolt the outriggers from the engine block to enable removal of the mounts. (applies to both sides)
     
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    Have to disagree, done many ML mounts, never removed the outriggers, that me using a ramp tho, might be diff on stands etc!!!
     
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    That's useful to know.......Yes, i did mine on axle stands, just couldnt get the engine high enough to clear the mounts........ i'll use my mates ramp next time!!
     
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    Much better on a ramp and a good gearbox jack, still a crap job!! would wanna try doing it on the deck!!
     
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    They do both come out without taking the outriggers off. Just some gentle persuasion required
     
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    Thanks guys for the info. Think i`ll take it to a local garage.
     

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