Hi Scotty, enjoy learning from your great car knowledge and cool videos. I have a 2001 Toyota…

Hi Scotty, enjoy learning from your great car knowledge and cool videos.

I have a 2001 Toyota Echo. I need to replace the REAR Motor Mount. Will cost $310 for a shop to do it.

Is there any way I can fix this myself from my small garage at home? I put the car up on ramps, crawled under car to do an inspection and see what I was up against.

Don't have floor jacks right now. Don't have access to a lift, either. Have a 2 ton floor jack. Was doing some number crunching to see what it would cost me to lift up the car in my garage, along with any other tools.

And it appears that having a shop do the work might be wiser. The angle of reach is VERY hard. I learned that on Corollas you must drop the Suspension Beam to get better access to the mount.

Will I face the same thing on my car? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Steve Balliett
San Diego, CA

Yeah, need to be safe to do that kind of work, with the Echos it can be done without dropping the cradle. Will need to support the engine while removing the mount either with a jack or a drivetrain support fixture from above. Often times messing around with that stuff leads to stripped bolts and threads, so keep that in mind, too, especially if your tool selection is not very good and you cross thread one of them. The $310 you spend on a shop to do it may end up being a better option.

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