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Hi hope everyone is doing well in these times.

I have a 2006 LX that I've decided to try to replace the front motor mount myself (as suggested by PPI).
Looks easy enough, just jack the engine up, take out 3 flange bolts, and replace mount.

My question is: should I/would you recommend also replacing the 3 flange bolts + nut holding the motor mount, just to be safe?

Thanks.

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Unless you find corrosion/rust/undue stress on the bolts, I would second seagiants' suggestion - just re-use them. AFAIK they are not a one time use nut/bolt combo, so reusing them should not be an issue. Good luck!! :cool:
 

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Unless you find corrosion/rust/undue stress on the bolts, I would second seagiants' suggestion - just re-use them. AFAIK they are not a one time use nut/bolt combo, so reusing them should not be an issue. Good luck!! :cool:
Got it thanks. So as long as I just see some surface rust on the bolt head, but no rust/corrosion on the bolt thread/length itself, it should be OK to re-use?
 

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Hi, did you use OEM parts or aftermarket? I am also having trouble finding "motor mounts" in part sellers websites?
 

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Got it thanks. So as long as I just see some surface rust on the bolt head, but no rust/corrosion on the bolt thread/length itself, it should be OK to re-use?
Hi,
Your waaaay over thinking this!
If the bolts have a little rust, clean them, oil them, and use them.
No problem!
 

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Got it thanks. So as long as I just see some surface rust on the bolt head, but no rust/corrosion on the bolt thread/length itself, it should be OK to re-use?
Yep, should be fine! Clean up any rust and maybe some rust protectant paint after installation, then drive on!! :cool:
 

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