We bought our car about 4 mo ago and all of a sudden this morning found the engine mount brackets?? were snapped. I started to drive and found the exhaust/muffler hanging near the front. That's when my husb. looked under the hood. We called the dealer and they "will get back w/us", my question; is this normal or should we push to have the dealer fix.
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No... this is not normal at all, not for your car. I have seen poorly modified race and drag cars snap motor mounts, but your car absolutely should not do this. If you still have warranty it should be fixed by them free of cost right away. From what I see in the top picture it might be a common problem with your type of vehicle, those engine mounts look pretty thin compared to what i'm used to see.
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These were a real pain in the neck to change, you may want to take it to a shop if you don't have a lot of experience. The hassle of doing it yourself may outweigh the cost. Here's the procedure, but it is easier said than done:
Remove the following components.
The engine mounting bracket lower nut.
The engine mounting bracket lower stud.
The engine mounting bracket lower spacer.
Remove the belt.
Install the belt. Refer to Engine Mount in order to install the following components:
if it was the right hand mount,it's common.Mine did it and there was 2 options.Get them drilled and tapped out or pull the engine out.Sorry to tell you this.What I did was lift the motor with a jack.Get the old engine mount off.I paid a guy to come in and what he did was genius.With mirrors and some really good air drills,he drilled the broken bolts(started with dies to get a start on the bolts).Drilled the bolts.It took about 4 drill bits because they burnt out very easily.Then put in ezi-outs to get them out.It took about 2 hours and before he started,the wd40 went on the bolts about 12 hours prior.He said it helped a lot.It was a fiddly job but this guy had the gear to do it.It cost $120.A lot cheaper than an engine pull.(the new engine bolts cost $6.)They main bit was to get a spinning metal die in there to give the drill a good start.Mate.I hope this helps
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If if feels like a none rhythmic knock it could indicate a lose or broken muffler mount. If you hear it at acceleration or when the engine is under load it could also be a broken engine mount. The muffler mount is easy to replace provided the brackets are not rusted away. The engine mount will require the engine weight lifted of the mount to replace it. Good Luck.
yes it does place a 2x4 inbetween your oil pan and jack apply some pressure then unbolt mount then replace belt and put mount back on you may have to push engine one way or the other to line it back up but make sure the mount is as tight as you can get it with out snapping the bolts