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Porsche 996 Turbo Engine Mount Replacement 2001-2005

Replacing engine mounts on a 2001-2005 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo is a fairly simple job that just about any home mechanic can do.  All you need are some basic tools and a floor jack.  

Start out by removing the air filter housing.  

1.  Remove the bolt that holds the air filter housing to the chassis.

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Removing the air box.

2.  Loosen the air intake boot hose clamp.

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Disconnecting the intake boot

3.  Disconnect the air mass sensor.

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Unpugging the air mass sensor

4.  Remove the air box out of the car.  Tilt the right side up and turn the air box almost upside down.

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Removing the air box out of the car

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Removing the air box out of the car

5.  As you can see the engine mounts are very easy to access once the air box is removed.

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Air Box removed

6. Support the engine with a jack.  You may want to use a hockey puck or a block of wood in order to prevent any damage. 

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Supporting the engine

7.  Replace one engine mount at a time.  Remove the lower engine mount to carrier nut.

 Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Engine mount unbolted

8.  Unbolt the engine mount from the top.

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Unbolting the top engine mount bolts

9.  Remove the engine mount out of the car.

Porsche 996 Turbo engine mount replacement - Engine mount removed

10.  Install in the reverse order.  Torque the engine mount to carrier nut to 85Nm and the engine mount to body bolts to 65Nm.

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