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Old 11-07-2004, 03:05 AM   #1
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I think I have a broken engine mount. When I switch from reverse to drive the engine moves approx 6". ! When the engine is cold and you put it into reverse you get a really hard thud that shakes the car followed by a loud crack sound. It doesn't sound good at all! Is the 6" of engine travel normal or does it sound like a broken mount? I sure hope not, the rear mount is $280 and the front mount is $249!! THAT IS REDICULOUS FOR POS MOUNTS!
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I had the same problem except my engine was only moving about 3". Only the front mount was completely shot but the rear mount was showing a lot of play so I did them both. Are those prices for your SSEi ??? I had both F + R mounts replaced for $102 and $152 (C) and $140 labor. It was not at the dealership so they were probably after-market.
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This is on the Riviera but I think they use the same engine mounts. I'll have to check on that. I checked out advance auto, autozone, nappa, etc.. none of them carry anything but stock mounts. I wonder if this bad mount could cause my little bit of a rough shift? It'* not really "rough" per se, but it'* a little bit of a tug feeling everyshift.
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Actually it was the transmission shop that alerted me to the possible broken mount. They claimed my shift was too harsh and one of the problems could be a broken motor mount.
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custom88 , i had a bad motor mount on my 2000SSEI. i made a new one and so has other Bonneville owners,give me a call at (916)454-4489

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I think I found a way to fix the mount. Just buy some polyurethane glue from a place like Lowes and fill in the cracks with that.
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I just purchased a new front tranny mount for mine (supports both trans, and engine). 100.00 out the door from the dealership. I thought about doing it the way pdad and silverbullet did by i think i have a better way. BADSSEi is setup to have a removable brace that locks the trans/engine for the strip but can come off and use the stock gel filled mount for the road. Best of both worlds I think.
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I just purchased a new front tranny mount for mine (supports both trans, and engine). 100.00 out the door from the dealership. I thought about doing it the way pdad and silverbullet did by i think i have a better way. BADSSEi is setup to have a removable brace that locks the trans/engine for the strip but can come off and use the stock gel filled mount for the road. Best of both worlds I think.
Interesting, I'd like to see/hear more about that.
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