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1996 Corolla 1.6L
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Hello all,

Long time lurker here, finally decided to register. So as the title says, trying to replace the front lower motor mount on my corolla. Already did the passenger side one, and was looking for some advice on the lower mount.

I looked around online and it seems most of what I found was on the rear or passenger side mounts. Just wanted to see if there is anything different I should be aware for this mount that's different from the others. I was planning on raising it on jack stands, removing the splash guard and from there seeing what else is in the way. Then gently supporting the engine from the oil pan with jack+wood piece, and removing the mount.

Any advice or links would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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1996 Corolla 1.6L
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Welcome! It happens to be the easiest mount to replace. Here, have this link

93-97 Toyota Corolla: How To Replace Front Motor Mount blog entry

http://rinconrolla98.blogspot.com/2013/04/diy-93-97-corolla-front-motor-mount.html


So I made the change, and I noticed the steering feels a bit stiffer. Does that sound normal ? I undid some of the bolts on the chassis support to give me some wiggle room to get the old mount out. Maybe I tightened it tighter than it was while putting everything back on? Not sure how big of an impact this would have on the steering.
 

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Mr Mojo Risin'
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That's something unusual. You're referring to the chassis support that runs vertically underneath the engine right? The one that bolts up underneath the radiator? If so I can't really imagine that having much if any effect on steering feel. I guess it's possible that the engine vibrations kind of masked that issue and now you're focusing on it since the vibrations are gone now. Or the steering itself could have a separate issue but I wouldn't think they'd be connected. I've heard some people say that bad motor mounts can mess with steering feel so I suppose maybe now that one mount is new the others are being stressed more? Definitely odd, maybe someone else can provide some insight into this
 

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Possible that you changed the alignment, depending upon how much and where you disassembled, to do the mount. Anything which changes your camber or caster will affect your toe adjustment.
 

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Replacing the front engine mount will have NOTHING to do with a change in steering.

Its your imagination. You could have less vibration if the mount was totally torn out like most seem to be when replaced.

-SP
 
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