KIA SPECTRA MOTOR MOUNTS

At 239k miles the motor mounts had cracks and the transmission mount rubber outside had failed, making noise and vibration. Quote from shop 5 hours labor, 400$ in parts ($900+) Took me 3 hours and $200 in parts. Air tools help. parts were next grade up from the cheapest. No real tricks other than 2 jacks and jack stands. One jack to support engine as each mount is replaced. Take time to wiggle and get holes lined up. Savings = $700

Trans mount access to 2 bolts is through the wheel well under circle rubber covers. Penetrant the night before will help. Trans mount is under the air filter box.

Access holes trans mount in wheel well

Trans mount outer rubber gone

Front mount had a crack

Pass mount

Rear mount