Any common issues with engine mounts breaking?
My 93 Park Avenue is on its 3rd front transmission mount, and the new part didn't fit really good, meaning the bolt holes didn't match, and the design looks....... slightly different than what I took off the car.
Not only that, the rear driver'* just broke, and I replaced it a year and a week ago. There were no apparent issues with the old one, but I was putting in a new engine cradle, so I replaced that difficult to reach one. The part was slightly different looking, and fit a little different. I thought this was because the new part was an improved design.
Not only that, but I've had issues with mounts that I install everyday at the shop from the regular parts stores nearby, who carry "known" brands of parts. Some mounts have the studs pressed in, and it is real fun when they break loose when you go to thread the nuts in. Some fit the motor or transmission half an inch lower or higher and you've got to mess with everything that isn't lined up with the mount. Some have the bolt holes drilled a millimeter or 2 off so when you have 2 bolts threaded in, you find you can't line up the third bolt hole with the mount!
Does anyone have any luck with a good mount for the rear driver'* on these cars?
2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD 2.4
1993 Buick Park Avenue 3800
1984 Chevrolet Citation 2.5 liter four.