How to Replace a Front Motor Mount on a Honda Odyssey


Excessive shaking during acceleration or when driving up hills can point to a broken front motor mount on the Honda Odyssey. The motor mount is located in the center of the engine compartment, between the lower part of the motor and radiator. Examine the mount from under the engine compartment. If the rubber is cracked, replace the motor mount before the vibrations cause any other parts on the Odyssey to fail.

Things You'll Need

  • Wheel ramps
  • Wheel chocks
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Scrap of wood
  • Socket wrench
  • Torque wrench
  • Drive both front wheels of the Odyssey onto ramps. Secure wheel chocks behind both rear wheels. (Alternatively, raise both front wheels with a jack and secure them on jack stands.) Open the hood of the Odyssey.

  • Place a jack under the oil pan, with a scrap of wood between the jack and the oil pan. Raise the jack slightly until the wood touches the pan.

  • Remove the four bolts below the front motor mount with a socket wrench. Remove the one nut above the front motor mount.

  • Raise the jack under the oil pan until the top motor mount bolt is free from the motor. Secure a jack stand or additional wood under the motor as a safety precaution.

  • Remove the motor mount by lifting and sliding sideways, up and out. Replace with a new front motor mount.

  • Replace the four bolts under the front motor mount and secure to finger tightness. Remove the jack stand from under the motor. Lower the jack slowly, allowing the upper motor mount bolt to slide into the front mount bracket. Remove the jack and wood.

  • Replace the upper motor mount bolt and tighten to 40 ft-lbs. (54 N-m). Tighten the four lower bolts to 28 ft-lbs. (38 N-m).

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