Originally Posted by 2kg4u
You probably need to replace one or more motor mounts. That amount of movement is not normal.
Thanks for the reply.
I figured mounts were the problem as well. So I replaced the engine mounts on the Sunfire, but not the transmission mounts. The trans mounts looked fine.
The engine still had a lot of movement, even with the new mounts.
I'll keep looking, and maybe I'll try new trans mounts, but the originals really do not look worn at all.
Best that I can tell, the engine is pretty much suspended, with the exception of the right side top mount, and there really isn't much holding it in place.
Is there an after market torque brace?
My main complaint is the front end vibration @ highway speeds. I'm not sure if the vibration is being caused by engine movement, but if the car is allowed to coast in neutral, the vibration stops.