In this video, young mechanic Aiman will show you how to replace the right or passenger side engine mount on a 2010 Honda Civic. The process should be the same for all 8th gen Honda Civic 1.8L DX, LX & EX covering the years from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. It was snowing outside and it was really cold, 29 degree Fahrenheit outside and 36 inside the garage. Unfortunately the weather is not going to get any warmer for the next several months but the repair still needs to be done.
This video is actually a continuation of our previous video titled "Loud Rumbling Engine Noise From Cabin - Honda Civic 8th Gen 2006-2011: How To Diagnose & Fix" (https://youtu.be/QXE9VYSgEl0
), where we have discovered that the front engine mount has collapsed.
Because it was really cold, even inside the garage, we were not able to show the entire process. We did the best we could to show interested parties on what bolts to take out using which sockets and the order in which the parts should come out first. We also shared a few challenges we faced while taking apart and installing the mount assembly as well as some tips and tricks we were able to use to ease the installation process.
Taking out the mount is really easy and straightforward, but installing it is rather challenging for us. One thing to keep in mind is that you should not tighten all the bolts until the top bolts are in place. You also should be extremely careful not to drop the bolts inside the tight unreachable place which may cause your repair process to take longer.
If this video is not too helpful, there are other videos on youtube which may help you with what you're looking for, but we hope were able to provide some help with this process.
There are several cheap aftermarket mounts available on eBay, Amazon etc., but we opted with genuine Honda part # 50820-SNA-P01 Engine Side Mounting Rubber Assembly, which you can order from your local or online dealers.
Here's a little background that led us to replacing the engine mount.
Several weeks ago our Honda Civic started making loud noise coming from the engine area. The noise / vibration can be heart / felt inside the cabin and is more prevalent on the passenger's side.
Sometimes roughness can be felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Sometimes the noise can be worst when the vehicle is in reverse than it is in neutral. Sometimes it feels like if the engine along with the whole front frame shakes up and down. When driving the rumbling and the noise felt as if you're in a plane during take off. The noise can also be felt or heard during idling especially after a cold start.
If this is the case then most likely culprit is engine mount has collapsed. Apparently according to Honda Forum on the internet, this is quite common for 8th Gen Honda Civic (06-11), some have failed at under 50,000 miles and many people are wondering how come it is not on a recall list. Our car is a 2010 Honda Civix LX and the mileage is about 150,000 miles.
Obviously loud engine noise, rumbling, rattling etc. can be attributed to many other mechanical issues or problems such as leaking exhaust pipe, muffler, gaskets, bad spark plugs, MAP sensor and so on, but most of these issues would generate an engine code.
So if you are experiencing loud or rumbling engine noise as described above, you should open the hood and check the right or passenger side engine mount so see if it had collapsed (the metal bracket is touching the mount). .
This is one of the most challenging video for Aiman, mostly because of the cold. The temperature outside was 29 degree Fahrenheit, and even with the heater, inside the garage was only 36 degree. Spending a couple of hours doing tedious project and having to speak at the same time is easy.
But since Aiman had experienced this challenge, he's thinking about doing cooking video while snowing / in the snow, so come back to this channel to see how he makes out.
Thanks for watching....