92 S10 4x4 4.3L Motor Mounts


Wags391
02-06-2009, 12:45 PM
What is the best way to replace engine mounts? Do I have to move the differential? I'd rather not if I can avoid it. Any tips, advice?

MT-2500
02-07-2009, 09:38 AM
I have never replaced mounts on one.
But.
Have a look under there.
If it is in the road move it.
Sure makes oil pan come off a lot better.
And may help get to mounts.
Does your repair manual say what way to go?
Good Luck

Wags391
02-07-2009, 11:12 AM
I have never replaced mounts on one.
But.
Have a look under there.
If it is in the road move it.
Sure makes oil pan come off a lot better.
And may help get to mounts.
Does your repair manual say what way to go?
Good Luck

I gotta be honest, I don't know what you're talking about. "If it is in the road??" "Oil pan?" hehe Sounds like a late night for ya, MT! I'll have to check the shop manual and see what it says. If I can remember to do so, I'll post how I did the job, that is, if I found a special way to do it.

Chris Stewart
02-07-2009, 01:59 PM
Just looking at the '92 manual and it looks the same as any Chevy V8 mount.
Support the truck properly on jackstands. Raise the engine a half inch or so but don't support the weight by the oilpan or front pulley.
Remove the long bolt & nut in the mount that runs parallel to the crankshaft then remove the 3 mount to engine short bolts. Remove the old mount, install the new mount then start & tighten your bolts.
There's no mention of removing the front differential, driveshaft or transfer case.

MT-2500
02-07-2009, 03:04 PM
Just looking at the '92 manual and it looks the same as any Chevy V8 mount.
Support the truck properly on jackstands. Raise the engine a half inch or so but don't support the weight by the oilpan or front pulley.
Remove the long bolt & nut in the mount that runs parallel to the crankshaft then remove the 3 mount to engine short bolts. Remove the old mount, install the new mount then start & tighten your bolts.
There's no mention of removing the front differential, driveshaft or transfer case.

Mounts may be same as V8 but labor from V6 to V8 and S-10 or S-10 Blazer
Have a about 2 hr difference.
S-10 blazer hits around 3.8 hrs for both front engine mounts.
Hard to get to or someting in the road.
That is why a person needs to craw under there and have a look around.

Chris Stewart
02-08-2009, 11:04 AM
Wow, 3.8 hours!
I guess that's what the book meant when it said raise the car.
Put it on a lift huh?

MT-2500
02-08-2009, 06:57 PM
Wow, 3.8 hours!
I guess that's what the book meant when it said raise the car.
Put it on a lift huh?

With that much time given for the job.
Yes raise it up with a lift if you have one or jack it up and put it on stands.
And for sure.
Get under there and have a look around and see.
There is something in the road or it is extra hard to do.:rofl:

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