Question about 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Kind of sounds like you have a bad motor mount. That's the most likely culprit. Torque from the transmission puts the engine under a lot of twisting pressure if one motor mount is broken or is worn out.This is what keeps the engine secured to the front of the car. The transmission should make the wheels go around, not the motor(LOL).Have someone stand next to the car when you crank it up and put it into gear(with your foot on the brake,of course) and see which side of the engine rises up. That's how you know for sure. Then have it fixed. If the other one goes bad too,I've seen someone crank up a car with two bad motor mounts, it's not a pretty sight.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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