What to know about the Engine Mount:
An engine mount, made of rubber and steel, has two purposes. One, it safeguards the engine and transmission to the frame of the car, and two, it engrosses the road shocks and engine vibrations so that the driver does not sense any engine movement. Transmission mounts secure the transmission.
Most cars have multiple engines and transmission mounts. If one of the mounts breaks, you will feel significant engine movement (vibrations and/or shaking).
Facts to Note:
Don’t drive your car for too long with damaged engine or transmission mounts. It can cause severe damage to the axle shafts and transmission.
Some engine mounts contain oil that may leak if a mount is spoiled.
How to Fix:
Detect the broken mount.
Remove and change the mount.
Whenever you observe your engine behaving oddly, you should schedule an inspection. Engine mounts are not typically examined during general upkeep, but they’ll be one of the first things checked if you report the symptoms mentioned here. Once you notice your engine vibrating, feeling clunky, or being noisy, schedule an inspection.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Engine Mount:
Engine or transmission movement, with bumping or clunking noises.
Loud noise when you put the car in gear.
Vibration when accelerating or driving uphill.
You will feel a movement in the engine compartment when driving the car.
Oil leaking from broken mount (only in case of fluid filled mounts).
SEE ALSO:HOW TO KNOW FAULTY ENGINE MOUNTS
Importance of this service:
Engine mounts keep your engine and transmission in place. The mounts absorb the shocks of the road and the vibration of the engine and transmission, and keep these two elements securely in place. When a mount brakes, the engine and transmission are less secure, and they’re subject to a higher amount of vibration and shock. This can cause damage to any number of vehicle parts, and will also make your ride much rougher.