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Starting the motor, when reversing, and driving forward at slow speeds, I hear a rattling sound from under the hood. I lifted the hood and watched as I had someone shift from into each gear slowly one at a time. As the transmission shifted into reverse, and out of reverse, the whole motor wobbles about 1/2 to 1 inch. I believe it's a broken motor mount, but I want a second opinion. With the hood open, I couldn't exactly locate the source of the clunky rattle noise, but I'm assuming it has to do with the wobbling motor. Yes?

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With the engine off locate a large bolt on front of engine using a large appropreate sized socket wrench gentlly but with some force rock engine using wrench as a handle if engine moves more than 1/8" in respect to car body yeap you got a broken motor mount you'll want to get this fixed soon as it eventually will cause the transmission housing to crack and break

Posted on Oct 16, 2013

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    Colleen Stevens Oct 17, 2013

    Thank you, yes, that confirms what I suspected. We have an appointment with a mechanic in 2 days. Not driving it until then.

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