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When i put my 1989 plymouth reliant in gear the whole car shakes and i even did the engnine mounts the way the bok told me how and i still does it. cv were done at shop its a 2.5l tbi

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  • appleman43 May 10, 2009

    is there a way to take it right out and cap it?

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The one thing I found out about the '89 Reliant is that the AFTERMARKET motor mounts do not last on these vehicles. I finally had to bite the bullet and pay for the Chrysler OEM motor mounts, which are naturally more expensive, but I never had any shaking problems again. Peace, Chief

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Check the EGR valve, it may be leaking exhaust gas into the intake track at idle.

Posted on May 10, 2009

  • ZZZoom May 11, 2009

    Yes, You can remove it. Check with your auto part store for a EGR block plate, If it's not availble,you can fabicate one from 1/4" thick piece of steel and wide enough to cover the hole. Use the egr as pattern for the plate. Remember use a new gasket or you will have vacuum and exhaust leak. Also you need to cap the vacuum line that attach to the egr. I've done this to two of my cars , have had not problems do this.

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