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Old 04-23-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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So I need a new motor mount, no clue which one yet because I haven't been able to get under the car yet...should see tomorrow.

First, I need to know where all the motor mounts are located so I know where to look.

Secondly, I've read the posts about the solid hockey puck mount but won't be using this because I know the known vibration would drive me crazy most likely and it would probably risk causing some sort of problem with my warranty. Just wondering if there is any other solid motor mount offered that is offered by a parts manufacturer?

My warranty will cover the replacement of certain mounts in certain instances, that'* why I need an already manufactured mount that I could purchase and give to the mechanic if they install it.
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I think the main one that goes out is the front transmission mount. It comes off of the front of the tranny and bolts to a crossmember just ahead of it. Here'* a pic of my solid mount installed. The bracket attached to the top is bolted to the tranny via 3 bolts.
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the vibration is not too bad with the hockey puck mount. It is noticable by myself and passengers but not very bad at all. The benefits are well worth it.


There is no other vendor that makes transaxle mounts for these cars.....you are on your own.
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the vibration is not too bad with the hockey puck mount. It is noticable by myself and passengers but not very bad at all. The benefits are well worth it.


There is no other vendor that makes transaxle mounts for these cars.....you are on your own.
X2. It took a little getting used to for me but now I don't even notice it. Pop the hood and watch the motor while somebody shifts from park to drive and back again. If the front mount is bad, you'll see a considerable amount of engine rock.
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Put a thin piece of neoprene between the pucks to damp the vibration.
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Put a thin piece of neoprene between the pucks to damp the vibration.
Does that really help? I always thought it was the bolt making contact with the mount and the carrier that made the most vibration.
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Pop the hood and watch the motor while somebody shifts from park to drive and back again. If the front mount is bad, you'll see a considerable amount of engine rock.
This is where I notice the most movement, putting the car in drive. Is the front mount the transmission mount that was discussed earlier? Where is the front mount located?
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This is where I notice the most movement, putting the car in drive. Is the front mount the transmission mount that was discussed earlier? Where is the front mount located?
Yep... Open the hood, look between the radiator and the trans.
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I'm going to double check the location in a little bit. Just so you guys know I just talked with AutoZone and they said they have a solid mount.
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Just so you guys know I just talked with AutoZone and they said they have a solid mount.
To them its solid, but it wont be. Stock mushy jellied filled solid is not a hockey puck.
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