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How to Replace Passenger Engine Mount 2010 Volkswagen GTI

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  1. step : Removing the Overflow Bottle (0:30)
    • Before beginning, make sure the coolant is cool
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the washer bottle neck
    • Remove the cover from the overflow bottle
    • Loosen the hose clamp on the hose
    • Pry the hose off with a pick
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Detach the wiring harness from the bottle
    • Remove the two T25 Torx fasteners
    • Apply pliers to the lower hose
    • Remove the lower hose from the reservoir
  2. step : Removing the Engine Mount (3:38)
    • Remove the oil cap
    • Remove the engine cover
    • Replace the oil cap
    • Support the engine with a jack or engine support bar
    • Remove the 13mm bolt from the bracket
    • Remove the engine bracket
    • Lift the pipe from the bracket
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the bracket
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the bracket
    • Remove the bracket
    • Remove the 18mm bolt from the engine mount
    • Remove the 16mm bolts from the engine mount
    • Remove the engine mount
  3. step : Installing the Engine Mount (6:48)
    • Insert the engine mount into place
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to the engine mount
    • Torque the engine mount bolts (engine side) to 60 newton meters and 90 degrees
    • Tighten the 16mm bolts to the engine mount
    • Torque the engine/body bolts to 40 newton meters
    • Insert the bracket into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the bracket
    • Insert the pipe to the bracket
    • Replace the engine bracket
    • Tighten the 13mm bolt to the bracket
    • Remove the engine support
    • Remove the oil cap
    • Remove the engine cover
    • Replace the oil cap
  4. step : Installing the Overflow Bottle (10:48)
    • Connect the lower hose to the reservoir
    • Tighten the lower hose clamp
    • Tighten the two T25 Torx fasteners to the bottle
    • Attach the wiring harness to the bottle
    • Connect the electrical connector to the bottle
    • Connect the upper hose
    • Tighten the hose clamp
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the washer bottle neck
    • Refill the reservoir with the appropriate coolant
    • Tighten the reservoir bottle cap

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

In this video, we are replacing a Radiator Overflow Bottle in a 2010 Volkswagen GTI. If you need this part, or any other part for your vehicle, click the link in the description and that'll bring you over to 1AAuto.com.

This is the coolant reservoir we're going to be removing. We want to start by taking out this 10-millimeter bolt for the washer fluid fill. 10 mill out. Now we're going to pull the washer fill out of the way.

Next we're going to pull off the cap, make sure this is cold, because otherwise you're going to have pressure and it's going to have a lot of coolant come out. We're going to pull this hose off. You need some pliers to take off the clamp. We're going to use a right-angle pick and get in underneath here to break the seals. Sometimes you can just twist the pipe back and forth the hose. We'll go right around, that'll break the seal, and pull right off.

Next we're going to disconnect this connector. You're going to use a small flat-bladed screwdriver, pop it and pull it right out. We're going to pull this wiring harness out of your way. We're going to use a T-25 and an extension and a small ratchet. I'm going to get these two fasteners back here.

Make sure you want to have a drain bucket underneath because you're going to lose a little bit of coolant. Pull this out of the way. We are going to put a hose clamp on here so that we don't lose too much coolant, but there is going to be coolant in the reservoir you're going to lose. Take this clamp off, I'm going to use pliers again. Push down the hose. Grab the hose and pull, twisting. There's our reservoir.

This is what is known as the noise pipe, so I'm going to start by taking this clip out up here. Just use a screwdriver. Pulls up right there. And then you take this Torx out. I'm going to use a T-30 and a ratchet. There's a hose right here. You're going to pop the hose out of the retainer. I'm just going to set this on the side. Before we pull this front engine mount out, we're going to have to support the engine from the top. So we're going to pull the oil cap off. Then we're going to grab underneath this shield, this cover. Pull straight up. We're going to use some holders to hold the engine up here with this bracket and this bracket right here. We're going to put the oil cap back on so we don't get any debris or bolts or anything to go down there. This is how we supported the engine on the top.

Next we're going to have to pull this front motor mount out. We're going to start by taking this bracket off. We're going to use a 13 mm socket and ratchet. Next we're going to pull this bolt out with the same 13mm. Then you can pull that bracket right out.

Next we're going to pull this pipe out of the way. There's a little release tab right here, and this comes right out. I'm going to pull this bracket out of the way. I'm going to use a 10mm socket and extension and ratchet. We're going to take this 10mm nut out, and also the 10mm bolts right there. We're going to take these two top motor mount bolts out. We're going to pull this coolant hose out of our way. We're going to use an 18mm socket on an extension with a ratchet. You just break that one free, then we'll go to the next one. Break the next one free. And while you're doing this, the motor may drop down a little bit, but that's why we have our support. That's one bolt. That's the second bolt.

Now we're going to take this bolt out. We're going to use a 16 mm socket and an extension and a ratchet. Then we're going to take this back one off, too, 16 mm. Now we should be able to pull this motor mount out. Get that out of your way.

We're going to put our motor mount in place. We have the new bolts for the install. We have ... These two are different. This one goes in the back of the mount on the body side. This one goes in the front on the body side. That stud holds a bracket. Snug all these bolts down. You want to make sure you get them all in first, and then we're going to torque them. We're going to torque these engine mount bolts. These are going to go on the engine side. The torque is 60 newton meters, and then an additional 90 degrees. We're going to go another 90 degrees, which is a quarter turn. That's about good. Now I'm going to torque the engine mount to the body bolts. These are 40 newton meters, and then an additional 90 degrees. And 90 degrees is about a quarter turn.

Now you can remove however you supported your engine. We're going to install this bracket, goes right here, right over that stud in the back. Now we're going to have to put this nut on that stud down there. It's kind of hard to reach. We're going to use a 10mm socket and an extension, but to prevent the nut from falling out, we're going to take a little bit of grease. Put a little bit of grease on the nut itself. Put the nut in the socket, and then the nut will not fall out and we can slide it down there. And then torque it down till it's snug.

Next we're going to put this other 10mm down here. We can do the same grease trick if need be. This bracket goes right on top of the bolt, and install this bracket. It goes right here. Two bolts. With our 13 mm socket and a ratchet and extension, tighten these down.

Next we're going to install this noise pipe. Line it up. Press it in until it clicks. Put this hose on. This bracket broke off, so they're just going to slide it in here. Clips that in to that hose. We're going to install the engine cover.

Hook up the lower pipe to the reservoir. Push it on. Once it's on, we can pull off this clamp, get it out of the way. We can move this hose clamp with a pair of pliers, just get it lined up and squeeze. Get it on there. It's best to try to get it in the same grooves that it was in before, or close. Get this down in here. Install this hose. With the pliers, move this hose clamp. Before we install these wires around here, we're going to install our T-25s. Snug it down. Remember, it's plastic, so you don't want to go too tight.

Install this wiring harness into these clips. Plug in our connector, until it clicks. Install the washer fill to the bracket. You can use a 10-millimeter socket and ratchet.

Now we're going to top off our coolant. You want to make sure you use Volkswagen approved coolant. When doing this, you're going to want to make sure you run your engine for a while before you drive, and recheck the level to make sure it's okay. In theory, there should not be any air in the motor, but just in case, the vehicle burps and we need to add coolant, we should do so. Install our cap, until it clicks.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick
  • Drain Pan

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Freeze

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Bit
  • T25 Driver


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