Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Hey, jkm, welcome to the forum. Please take a moment to update your BW profile re: vehicle and location, that can prove to be useful.
I've yet to do my motor mounts on the 210, but on other cars (well, at least the first time I did a motor mount) I was surprised how far I had to lift the jack before the pressure came off of the mounts. Purely from a safety standpoint I've always done them one side at a time so long as clearance permitted, so I'd say pull the bolts on one side, keep them half-loose on the other and then focus more jack pressure on the loose side (hope that makes sense).
Of course if what you're meaning is that you had raised the car so far that the tires were off the ground, then yes, you have a significant issue. But I really suspect you're just surprised how high it's getting without the engine moving. Remember that the front suspension will rise pretty until it is nearly fully expanded, because normally it's carrying all of the weight of the engine and transmission assembly which greatly exceeds the rest of the front of the car. Once you finally start lifting the engine then you'll still have a ways to go before you can get the mounts out.
Take care and enjoy the ride,
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Last edited by Check Codes; 11-07-2007 at 02:25 PM.