Outlander How To: Replace Rear Diff Mounts on AWD models
Obviously a FWD model doesn't have a rear diff so this does not apply. I was starting to have issues with shifting out of park and there being a small jolt in the drive train. Aggressive speed changes or shifting and you could feel similar jolts.
It is definitely a easy driveway job especially if you have a pair of ramps but can be done with a jack too. I think it took me around 90 minutes with a 3 year old that wanted my attention. I could have done it faster otherwise.
Lift the rear of the vehicle up in the air for more clearance while you work underneath. I started with the drivers side (LHD) undid the 4 bolts (1 took a wrench not quite enough room for my ratchet) and remove the mount. I do suggest using a power wrench remove the 4th bolt that actually has the bushing doing that one by hand while laying on your back it a bit of a chore . Put the new one in place and tighten is all up following the torque specs. Now the passenger side (LHD) I found it easier to take the rear of the exhaust off the hangers and mounts, this involves two bolts and a rubber hanger all near the muffler. I then took a block off wood to keep it proped up and not just hanging putting stress on the front of the exhaust. This gave me some slack in the exhaust piping to more easily access the bolts on the passenger side. Again a ratchet is more than enough to get the 3 horizontal bolts but that vertical one though the bushing power tools make much easier. Replace, torque and reconnect the exhaust hangers.
Unfortunately these bushing mounts should be rebuild-able but no one seems to do it so the old ones are garbage unless you have a metal scrapper that might pay a couple dollars for the old ones.
Audio: JVC KD-ABT22 / JL sub+speakers / Sound deadening
Engine: WR-SRI / RRM 25% UDP / 6G75 TB
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Last edited by chain rattle; 12-08-2016 at 03:01 AM.