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How to Replace Torque Strut Engine Mount 03-12 Volvo XC90

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  1. step : Removing the Torque Strut Engine Mount (0:28)
    • Remove the 18 mm nut from the 15 mm upper engine mount bolt and remove the bolt
    • Remove the 18 mm nut from the 17 mm bolt, and remove the bolt at each end of the upper brace
    • Remove the upper brace
    • Remove the 15 mm front engine mount nut
    • Remove the two 10 mm bolts to remove the air collector
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Place a jack on the corner of the oil pan and raise the engine to support it
    • Remove the two bolts to disconnect the torque strut mount bracket from the transmission case
    • Remove the two 18 mm nuts from the torque strut mounting studs
    • Remove the torque strut mount
  2. step : Installing the Torque Strut Engine Mount (6:05)
    • Insert the torque strut mount studs into the frame
    • Install the two 18 mm nuts
    • Install the two bolts to connect the transmission mount to the transmission case
    • Lower the vehicle
    • Install the 15 mm front engine mount nut to the engine mount stud
    • Insert the air collector tube into the air filter box and position the air collector
    • Secure the air collector with the two 10 mm bolts
    • Position the upper brace and secure it with the 17 mm bolts and 18 mm nuts
    • Secure the upper engine mount to the upper brace with the 15 mm bolt and 18 mm nut
    • Torque the support brace bolts to 85 N m
    • Torque the upper engine mount bolt to 85 N m

Hey friends, it's Lynn here at 1AAuto. Today we're working on our 2004 Volvo XC 90 all wheel drive version and I'm going to be replacing the forward lower torque shift mount. It's going to be very simple. I can do it, you can do it too. And as always if you need any parts you can always check us out at Thanks.

All right. So one of the first things we're going to do is get this bolt out of here. To do that, I'm going to use a 15 on this side. I'm going to use an 18 millimeter wrench on this side which is the netted side. You can use your hand ratchet or air gun, whatever you've got access to. Just try to get it in there. I'm going to grab a short extension real quick. That came through from the passenger's side to the driver's side. Set that up there. This can move around. Clear to move on to the next step.

So I'm going to use my 18 millimeter wrench. I'm going to go right on this nut under here. Here's my 17 millimeter up top here. Point up to down or straight up and down. Do the same to this side. See if we can get this in under here. We'll get this out of the way. All right. So, there's a stud that comes up and then there's a nut on the top there. You can remove that right there. It's pretty easy to get to. We'll just grab an extension and a swivel socket and we'll be able to get to it easy peasy. Okay. So, I've got my 15 millimeter swivel down there, a nice long extension and I have my air gun. You can use a ratchet. Anytime I'm using an air gun you can also use a ratchet. That's the nut that goes on top of that. Now we can move ahead to the next step.

All right. So we're going to take these out, 10 millimeter. We'll get this out of the way so we can get our mount down in there. Both those look the same. Set them aside, grab this. This just slides into the air filter box like that. You just go up and pull it out. Set this aside. We're going to take our mount, just bring it right down in. We've got plenty of room at this point. I'm just going to set it down in here so that way there when I'm underneath there and I finally get the other mount out, the original, I'll be able to just swap them. And then, once we bring the vehicle back down I'll grab the old one out.

All right. So, we're just going to apply a little bit of pressure on the oil pan here. I'm going to come right along the edge. And we're not going to try to lift it up too much because of course the mounts still attached and everything. But we're just going to apply a gentle amount of pressure just like that so it's holding it. Awesome. Now we can move ahead to the next step. So I'm going to take out these two bolts right here and that's going to make it so this thing can come loose. Both those are the same, you can set these aside. At this point this can move around. So now we're going to take these out, use my 18 millimeter. There's one, there's two, and here's our mount.

So here we are friends, a quick product comparison for you. Over here we have our original torque shift mount out of our 2004 Volvo XC 90 all wheel drive version and over here we have our brand new quality 1AAuto part. Both these parts are created equal, they're the same length which is very important. You have the same mounting areas. Also, super important. Everything to say about it's really very visible. Everything's brand new. You've got brand new rubber bushings in there obviously, new bolts. It comes with everything you need to go ahead and install it. With that said I don't see any reason why I wouldn't want to install this into the vehicle so I'm going to go ahead and do it. As always, if you need this or any other part you can always check us out at Thanks.

All right. So, we're going to take our mount. We're going to bring these studs through these holes. Here we are. Bring this one up over here. We're going to get these bolts. We'll get those started as well and then we'll go ahead and button this down. We've got our two bolts. You don't need to use thread locker on these by the way. Some people might say you should and I guess that would be your prerogative. I'm not going to get mad at you. I'm just letting you know you do not need to. You do you booboo.

All right. Now that we've got all these started we can go ahead and start snugging things up. Safety glasses. I want to try to line this up with the way that it was originally. Okay, that one's tight, tight, tight. Let's move along. I'm just going to go ahead and snug these up. Tight. So we've got our nut and that's going to go right on the stud on the mount up there. Get that started on there. Grab our extension with our swivel socket just like that. Now I'm going to grab my gun and we'll snug it up. Just lock it on there. That's tight. Let's move along.

Okay, so we've got our intake tube here, we've got our squared end. That's going to go inside the air filter housing box down in the bottom down there. Squeeze the lid underneath these wires and such. Feel around. The hole for this is pretty close to the front of the box. It's on the side but it's very close to the front like right about here. We'll be able to line up these holes now. Screws, tighten those up. Tight.

All right. So it's time to get this bar back in here. It's going to come right up and over like this. Line up the hole here, get this one so it's sitting up where it's going to go. Everybody looks happy. Pick whichever bolt you want to start with. These go down and through just like that. Get your nut for the bottom there. It's definitely started. Put the band down here. There we are. All right, everybody started in. Let's go ahead and snug them down.

We're going to use our 18 millimeter wrench down on that bottom nut. 17 on top. Same for this one. Now we're going to do this one. All right. There we are. Easy peasy. All right, so we're going to torque this down. We're going to get our 18 on the bottom there, our 17 on the top right here. We're going to tighten this down to 85 Newton meters. There we are. One more time. Okay. Come over here, same thing, 85. We're going to go 85. There we are. Get my wrench off of here real quick. Tighten this down to 85 as well. There we are. So torqued, torqued, torqued.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

1993 - 1997  Volvo  850
2003 - 2006  Volvo  XC90
2003 - 2007  Volvo  XC70
2004 - 2006  Volvo  S80
1998 - 2000  Volvo  S70
2001 - 2009  Volvo  S60
1998 - 2004  Volvo  C70
2001 - 2007  Volvo  V70

Engine Mount Torque Strut

Volvo Lower Torque Strut Engine Mount DIY Solutions EMT00328

This part replaces:

  • OE # 306807504
  • DEA A7084

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