Hydraulic engine damper failure or ??? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-13-2005, 05:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kgouldsk is on a distinguished road
Default Hydraulic engine damper failure or ???

Hi everyone, hope someone can help. I've been reading in the forums trying to find mention of this and can't seem to find anything.
95 Bonneville SSEi.
When I accelerate hard, I have a dramatic grinding noise, and I've determined that my engine is deflecting significantly - I'm sure it'* just engine vibration as it touches somewhere it'* not supposed to. I've replaced the upper engine mount on the passenger side, but I'm pretty sure that I've got to replace the hydraulic damper (what'* the proper name for it) on the lower driver'* side in front. This one is $220 Cdn from Lordco here in Canada - pretty pricey. It seems it might be prone to failure - can anyone comment? Is there an alternative more durable available? If not, can anyone recommend a less expensive place to get one?

Are there any other mounts which may be broken? When I bought the other one, I also got a really simplistic looking one, completely symmetrical, about 6-8" long with a bolt hole in each end, but can't seem to see where it belongs. I searched for photos to help but to no avail.

Thanks for any info you can provide.
kgouldsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road

You can get the hydraulic mount from DrJay, he runs www.seriesoneperformance.com. It should be a lot less than $220.

The other mount maybe sounds like the rear tranny mount. Easily seen from underneath, on the passenger side, back corner.

As for what is actually making that noise, I don't know without looking at it.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,797
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Peterg22000 is on a distinguished road

i just had the same problem last week and it was the left front engine/tranny mount.got on from a jobber that cost only about $100 cdn instaled..(how ever one of my best friends is a mechanic) with it replaced the grinding went away and the car seemed to take off alot faster
Peterg22000 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
corvette harmonic damper problem, help! apex26 Chevrolet 1 07-26-2014 08:26 AM
Possibly a damper? heartarchy 1987-1991 5 03-31-2008 12:15 PM
Harmonic damper going, going ... five7kid 1987-1991 8 06-30-2006 11:12 AM
harmonic damper Greyhare Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 0 06-22-2006 12:29 PM
Timing damper Ryfly05 1992-1999 5 03-24-2005 08:30 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.