E70 X5 right side motor mount

  • image Picture of the old and new right side motor mounts on a E70 X 5 ,,,,,with a N55 engine,,,,,customer complaint was rattle noise from front of engine at idle,,,,it was more of a knocking noise,,,it sounded like it was coming from the right side of the dash.image You can see the new one is slightly taller,,,the one on the left side has collapsed enough to cause a knocking noise.image Replacing the right side motor mount is not a easy job,,,,you have to sling the engine,,,,and remove the whole right side brakes and steering knuckle,,,,along with the front right axle has to be removed.image This is a stupid picture,,,,lol,,,,I don’t know why I took it,,,,but this is the whole engine mount bracket and the front axle support also removed to replace the motor mount,,,,this is not a job for a backyard mechanic,,,,this job pays about 3.2 hours.
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4 Responses to E70 X5 right side motor mount

  1. Chris H. says:

    Hello- Thanks for your last reply. Hey, quick question. I have two brand new motor mounts on my N20-engined F10, and noticed that with a firm hand I can rock the engine side to side, noticeably. Is this normal? I realize its a tappity 4 banger, and they wanted to isolate it, but THAT much play?


  2. Randal says:

    Not required to remove ANY part of the suspension or even the tire to pull the engine mount. The only real issue is accessing the 18mm nut that secures mount to the arm. The 4 bolts that attach the arm to the block can be reached from under the car using extensions and thin wall sockets. There are even relief channels cast into the part that allow a more straight shot at the bolt. You can thread the extensions in through the plastic wheel lining. Also have to drop the subframe a half inch or so to wrestle out the parts.

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  3. Randal says:

    So it is technically doable in 3 hours as long as there are no hiccups.

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