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Motor mounts I believe my motor mount is bad the car idiols very rough in drive I put it in reverse and it is very smooth if it is a motor mount which one is it or how can I test for it.

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

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There's really no way of determining that, unless you know your car really well. If you decide to start doing such work in your vehicle, why don't you buy a service manual from the dealership. If you can't afford it, try your local automotive store for it. I would suggest the one from the dealer because the manual is strictly for that year and model whereas if it were from the local auto parts store, the manual covers various other cars. Although it's an investment.

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