As some of you might have read my snub mount isn't sitting centered for some reason. Maybe due to a clutch replacement from the previous owner??? I'd like to center it up as it's supposed to be. Yesterday, I unbolted both sides of the subframe that the engine mounts bolt to and removed both subframes. Essentially, the only thing holding the engine up was the jack that I placed under the oil pan. I couldn't get the engine to move 1 mm left or right. I only had one jack so I had to put it all back together. I was wondering if I remove the transmission mounts along with both engine mount subframes will that allow me to move the engine (approximately 1/2 - 1" left towards the drivers side) enough to center it so that's it's not pushed to the right (passenger side) snub mount holder causing it to crack in half? I see that there's plently of allowable movement on the engine mount subframes but don't know how much play there is for the transmission mounts.
My plan is to support the engine (by oil pan), the black subframe that's just behind the sway bar, and transmission with jacks. Unbolt/remove both sides of subframe engine mount brackets, as well as, transmission mounts and move the engine the appropriate amount to center the snub back up. Then put it all back together starting with the transmission mounts and then the subframe brackets. Does this sound like the appropriate course of action to correct this issue?
My Passat is a 2000, v6, Manual GLX Wagon.
I started a new post so that it would come up properly under a search in case someone else has the same issue as me. Here's my original post as reference:
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