Peugeot 205 Manual
Engine/transmission mountings - inspection and renewalXV, XW and XY engines in-car repair procedures / Engine/transmission mountings - inspection and renewal
1 The engine/transmission is supported by three mountings, two at the timing chain end and one at the transfer gear end.
2 If improved access is required, raise the front of the car and support it securely on axle stands (see “Jacking and vehicle support”).
3 Check the mounting rubber to see if it is cracked, hardened or separated from the metal at any point; renew the mounting if any such damage or deterioration is evident.
4 Check that all the mounting’s fasteners are securely tightened; use a torque wrench to check if possible.
5 Using a large screwdriver or a crowbar, check for wear in the mounting by carefully levering against it to check for free play.
Where this is not possible, enlist the aid of an assistant to move the engine/transmission back and forth, or from side to side, while you watch the mounting. While some free play is to be expected even from new components, excessive wear should be obvious. If excessive free play is found, check first that the fasteners are correctly secured, then renew any worn components.
6 It is recommended that one mounting is renewed at a time after the weight of the unit has been taken on a jack with a block of wood as an insulator. Removal and refitting of the relevant mountings is straightforward once access has been gained.
7 The battery and tray must be removed when renewing the left-hand mounting.
8 Tighten the bolts to the specified torque after renewing the mountings.