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Yes another engine mount question...

I just replaced the motor mounts on my 1984 944 NA with Meyle mounts. I got everything fitting back together, but on the driver's side (left) the lower mount bolt seems to be further back than it was before. Any thoughts on what might be happening here? I had lowered the cross-member, but it is back in the same place that it was. Thanks for your help.

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Drive it a while and then look again. The mounts are a little wonky and donít always sit square in the spot. Maybe a drive would settle it down
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Could be right. I just loosened things and jacked the motor up again. The lower bolt seems to have some movement but the mount won't move from where it is sitting now.
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I just did mine and I had to use some leverage to get the top of the mount seated into the mounting gap. It's hard to explain but there are pictures out there, I ended up using some lubrication and that seated it properly on top.
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I replaced my mounts (with Porsche mounts) shortly after I purchased my car ('87NA) last Spring. (mounts are now out again for engine rebuild).

I did wonder, as the (visibly age-shortened) mounts I replaced were the original, 32 year old ones, if over this time there had been some kind of general "reset" of other, drivetrain-related components relative positions (thinking especially of associated "soft" mounts/bushings)...to the point where things now might need some time to "re-settle" into a "correct(ed)" configuration?

Speculation I guess...but perhaps you might, after a bit of driving, loosen the bolt of the "errant" mount, then very slightly lift the engine and maybe rock it back and forth a bit, then re-fasten?
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After having my mechanic replace my original mounts with Mehle mounts, the car developed an exhaust rattle where the resonator was contacting the underbody tunnel. Sounded like something was going to drop loose on the highway... but alass it was just a muffler rattle!
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I'm guessing the mounts have not been popped all the way in. I've had to do this will every engine mount install over the years. I use a prybar from Harbor Freight, they sell a very useful set of prybars.

Currently I am at 3.5 years on the Meyle mounts in my 1992 968, no problems to report. Everything smooth.
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Thanks everyone. I tried raising the engine again and shifting things, but it would budge. I will drive it for a bit and look at it again later.

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