Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Front hydraulic motor mount in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; My tech told me my front mount is torn on a 2002 sts... I found an "anchor" brand "front right" ...
Statistically it's the front center engine mount - the engine to cradle as opposed to the cradle to frame. The mount shown in Rock Auto is not the culprit.
Dealer item. The front of the car has to be up in the air, lower splash shield removed, maybe some wiring moved, and the engine blocked and raised in order to get the stud out of the engine bracket - or the bracket gets removed from the engine and the mount unbolted from the cradle.
Jake at NorthstarPerformance (97EldoCoupe) is the motor mount guru - he's developing a more solid alternative which is on the back burner for now......www.northstarperformance.com
This particular mount was a weak spot in this group of cars. The newer GM mounts (replacements) are a redesign. Lots of discussion on this last year in here. Others have gone with aftermarket mounts. This is your call. I certainly don't want to spend your money, but in this case, you get what you pay for. Make sure the Car Quest mount has a warranty.
Call Jake at Northstar Performance. He's probably still in the shop. (Canada.)
are you guys 100% positive this is not the front center motor mount? It seems to be the only one they carry... it says "right front" but it would be odd if it were the only one they carried unless it was the one that commonly fails...
maybe it means front right is front but right on the engine (since it's sideways) has anyone ever ordered this?