Tag: motor mounts

14 Posts

When to replace engine mounts
Oct 31, 2013

Motor Mounts: To Replace or Not to Replace?

Dear Car Talk

Robert's mechanic thinks his engine mounts are showing some wear and due for a replacement. But Robert wonders how this can be true for a gently driven truck with less than 100,000 miles on it. Tom and Ray say there's a considerable distance between "showing wear" and "need to be replaced". Robert should get a second opinion. Find out why, right here.

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Car feels like it had an impact when stopping
Jun 18, 2013

Dangerous Stuff First, Expensive Stuff Second

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That's Tom and Ray's advice for Bob, who's car has been making strange thumps and jolts when he parks. It sounds like bad news for Bob's wallet. Find out what Tom and Ray think could be causing it, right here. 

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Replace motor mount on a Toyota
Jan 10, 2012

Today: What's wrong with Marsha's Camry?

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Marsha's Toyota Camry has never been in an accident, but her mechanic says the motor mounts are bad. Is he right?

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Jul 01, 2001

So many things could be damaged by hitting a curb at 30 mph - but get that front end checked pronto.

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Let's say a moron decided to take a shortcut through a parking lot at night This moron might drive a well-seasoned ' Dodge Dakota two-wheel-drive V- with an automatic transmission To the moron's surprise there was a curb in the...

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Mar 01, 2001

Alas, motor mounts and radiators aren't "preventative maintenance".

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I have a ' Dodge Caravan with a Mitsubishi engine and miles on it I changed all of the hoses and belts at miles and I just had the transmission serviced and the radiator flushed I'd like to keep it...

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Mar 01, 1999

What is causing me to go through motor mounts?

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I have a ' Jeep Cherokee by with miles It has the liter engine The three motor mount bolts that go into the block sheared off on the passenger side They had to drill out the bolts They put in...

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Dec 01, 1998

Is motor mount replacement a do-it-yourself job?

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My father-in-law has a Cadillac DeVille The car is making a clunking noise when taking off from a dead stop We brought it to a transmission shop and they said it was the motor mount We both have moderate mechanical...

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Oct 01, 1998

How can I tell if my motor mounts really need replacing...and is it dangerous if I don't replace them?

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I own a ' Ford Taurus with miles on it It's been a great car and has been well taken care of A service rep at my local Ford dealer told me I have two broken engine mounts and offered...

motor mounts

Nov 01, 1996

We've seen failures of Volvo motor mounts, but not usually at 45k miles.

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I have a Volvo GL that I recently took into the dealership for my annual service -- this time the -mile service While I was waiting for all of this to happen the assistant service manager came out and told...

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Sep 01, 1996

Toyota is finally offering a solution to pre-'94 Camry owners with vibration in the steering column.

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A while ago you got a letter from a guy named Richard complaining about his Toyota Camry with a four-cylinder engine He said the whole steering column vibrated when he stopped at a light with the car in Drive You...

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