Question about 2003 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

What is 5 motor mounts that are bad. Can I drive

What is 5 motor mounts that are bad. Can I drive the car

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 174 Answers

You can drive the car up to a certain point. If the motor mounts are just worn and not broken you can drive it, but It would be best if they were fixed. If they come loose you have the potential to wreck a lot of stuff, if they are broken, which is usually how you tell if they're bad or not, then I would definitely fix them before driving it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 412 Answers

Dear 5 Bad Motor Mounts......Yes you can still drive the vehicle with bad motor and trans mounts......but please keep in mind that chaos will happen down the road if you keep a persistent habit of this. Some effects of bad motor and trans mounts are torn halfshaft boots....which lead to road debris and god knows what else in your halfshaft bearings...which in turn fail because of debris and bearing failure...hoses prematurily fail...resulting in sudden breaks and leaks...harsh slamming of the powertrain...if it gets to back can result in unsafe driving answer to your question....yes you can drive it.....but don't put a lot of miles on her unless you want a little less padding out of your pocketbook.......but hurry up on saving up for those don't want something else failing...thx for your time!!! HOPE I COULD HELP!!!

Posted on Nov 17, 2009


3 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: motor mounts

99 tls have bad FRONT motor mounts could cause your problems and tcs light to come on

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • 78919 Answers

SOURCE: I believe that I have either a bad transmission

Hard (from age and heat) or broken engine and transmission mounts will cause this type of vibration. Based on many repair experiences with this type of vibration on mostly 4 cylinders I would replace all the mounts, both the engine and transmission, leave the bolts loose that retain the engine in the mounts, then with the motor mounts and transmission mount still loose run the engine and shift back and forth from drive to reverse and then back to neutral, this relieves any stress from misaligned engine mounts and reduces vibration. Also make sure the exhaust isn't touching the frame anywhere, that will also cause vibration to be felt at or near idle, worse when put in gear. If all of the above don't help then you may have a torque converter problem is it is an automatic transmission

Posted on Nov 10, 2011

Testimonial: "I havent tried this yet but I will when springs gets here. Sounds like a good solution"

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to tell if bad motor mount

open hood, start car and put in drive, with foot on brake in drive give it some gas while watching engine . does it look like its lifting when you give it gas??? yes bad mount or mounts. does it clunk when you hit the gas?? same deal

Mar 03, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Liter engine automatic

you probably have a bad motor mount. Look under the hood, passenger side of engine compartment cast iron mount with rubber insert. Is the rubber insert worn visually inspecting. If you cannot tell, have a friend start the car, emergency brake on, foot on brake, shift from park to drive, does the motor jump in the mount? shift from drive to reverse, does it jump again. If so bad mount, local auto repair store should carry. you will have to jack up the engine carefully not much and not directly on oil pan, you just have to relieve the weight on the mount to replace. several m10 bolts, 15mm socket to remove. retighten fasteners to 58+/- 9Nm of torque. good luck.

Nov 19, 2013 | 2001 Saturn L-Series

2 Answers

My front of my car vibrates like crazy everytime I accelerate and turn right but when I let off the has it stops

Sounds like maybe a busted motor mount or transmission mount, or a worn out cv drive axle.Look under the front of the car at the drive axles there is 4 rubber boots 2 on each axle inner boot and outer boot.See if one or more of the boots is torn or split.

Jan 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When i shift to reverse or drive, the transmission kinda kicks like it's slipping. I was told that the lower motor mount may be bad

Indeed the engine mounts can cause this type of symptom, have a local shop check the engine for excessive lift up on gear engagement.

Oct 18, 2012 | 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

3 Answers

I believe that I have either a bad transmission mount or mounts, and possible a bad motor mount or mounts because the car vibrates in drive while running and also vibrates in neutral while running but not...

Get a friend to open the hood and look at the engine go up or down in the engine compartment when the brakes are firmly applied and switching between reverse and drive. Look for the motor mounts for behavior where tears exist in the rubber.

Nov 09, 2011 | 2003 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

Heard clunking noise when turning took wheels off started motor put in drive turned stering wheel heard noise did not see any movement at drive shafts did see motor shifting frount motor mount wore out...

bad motor mounts will cause some issues, bad CV joints will also cause and issue. You will need to check for both. Being a 99 you will also want to check teh front differential for the proper fluid level, this is not the same as the transmission.

Aug 14, 2011 | 1999 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Vibrates when backing up

It could be a bad motor/trans axle mount. Have an assistant start the engine and put the vehicle in drive and then reverse while you watch. If the motor moves more in one direction then the other, then that motor mount is probably bad.

May 14, 2011 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

2 Answers

If you have a motor mount going bad, are you suppose to be able to hear a noise of some kind?

Not usually. when a mount is bad, you can FELL the car **** when accell of a stop or changing from Drive to reverse. To check it, put on your parking brake, now hold the brake pedal with your left foot, now put the car in reverse, and press the gas slightly, the engine will move slightly, now put it in drive, the engine should shift slightly, if it moves a LOT like a few inches or moves upward, you may have a mount bad and it needs to be inspected.

May 12, 2010 | Hyundai Motor 2004 Sonata

1 Answer

My engine is jumping smells like smoke fluids are

sounds like a motor mount is bad. does the motor kick back hard when putting in drive or reverse? if so you need to change the bad motor mount.

May 06, 2010 | 1991 Nissan Stanza

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Nissan Altima Logo

Related Topics:

330 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts


Level 3 Expert

78919 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides