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buy new .... used will just go bad in no time... check around online for some cheap ones. there are 3 engine mounts front, back, side (troque or dog bone). and your engine will move a little around the engine bay when you put it in gear. if non of the mounts have been replaced it's a good bet your front mount is gone by now. also you can check the dog bone mount just by looking at it and see if any rubber is missing or cracked. also there is one for the tranny which i'm not sure on replacing or any thing like that.

if any one know how to check the tranny mount please let me know (auto tranny)
 

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^ Theres 4 mounts on a gen 3 Camry w/5S-FE.

1. Front engine mount.

2. Rear engine mount.

3. Dogbone mount (on the top left of the motor).

4. Tranny mount (on the bottom of the tranny).
 

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Yep. There are four. If the front goes they will all go eventually. My front one went and caused my flexpipe to blow. This is second time this happened to me. ONLY GO WITH OEM(Toyota). The engine is supposed to move. Just not a whole lot. If it jerks, you should see it come back down. It should stay in that position. It should go back. It's kind of hard to read it at first but you can pretty much tell right off. You lose torque too. This guy at a trusted muffler shop was telling me how fast those aftermarket mounts blow. Fastest record was like 5 days or a week. I won't do it.
 

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What would be better? Buy the motor mounts from the dealer and then having one of my friends do it (hes ASE certified), or buy them from the dealer then having my mech do it, or let the dealership do the whole thing? Money is a issue.
 

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ryuji16 said:
quick ques. for 88 le: to remove the dogbone, do i have to support the engine in anyway, or can i just pull it right out?
Use a jack and 2x4. Support the engine by the edge of the oilpan, just jack it up enough to take the load off the mount.
 

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ok, i got you. but when you say the edge of the oil pan, do you mean the oil pan itself or along the edges where the bolts are. btw theres a dent in my oil pan, would this be a factor?
 

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not sure what the oil pickup is or where its located.

i dont know where the dent came from, but i do remember running something over and made a really loud noise. but i think it was on the opposite side, im not sure. but i havent had any problems or leaks.

thanks for the help guys
 
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