Engine Mount Repair & Replacement

What do engine mounts do?

Engines have many moving parts and can weigh hundreds of kilograms. The moving parts create a lot of vibrations. Engine mounts hold the engine in one place, preventing it from vibrating and moving while you are driving.

Engine mounts are made out of a rubber-like material. This helps reduce vibrations by limiting the amount of metal-to-metal contact that takes place under your bonnet. Some engine mounts are vacuum controlled, meaning that the level of vibration reduction can change according to the conditions. Other engine mounts are filled with liquid to further reduce shaking.

In most cases, a car’s engine and transmission are bolted together and held in place by up to four engine mounts. One side of each mount is bolted to the frame of your vehicle with the other side being bolted to the engine itself.

Causes of engine mount damage

In most cases, the engine mounts will be capable of lasting the life of a vehicle. However, the engine mounts are constantly under heating and cooling and torque stresses, which can cause them to crack or split over time. When an engine mount becomes damaged, it will not function as well and the driver will notice the effects. A damaged, split, cracked, leaking or collapsed engine mount can also fail a Warrant of Fitness (WoF).

 

Symptoms of damaged engine mounts

There are several common symptoms of damaged engine mounts. These include:

  • An increase in engine noise.
  • An increase in vibration felt inside the vehicle, particularly while idling.
  • A noticeable “jolt” when shifting into drive or reverse.
  • A jolt or thud noise when changing gears.

Visible signs of a damaged engine mount include:

  • Leaking fluid around the engine mount.
  • Cracks or tears in the engine mount rubber.
  • The engine on an unusual angle

Failed a WOF?

Damaged engine mounts can cause your vehicle to fail its Warrant of Fitness. If you have failed your WOF due to damaged engine mounts, you will need to have them repaired or replaced before your car can be driven legally.


Engine mount replacement & repair in Hamilton

When replacing an engine mount, the engine will often need to be supported from underneath the vehicle. This can make things difficult. Fortunately, we can make the process easy for you!

At Grimmer Motors, our team of experienced, qualified and trusted mechanics can quickly determine whether the engine mounts are the source of your problem. We can then remove and replace the mounts using reliable parts you can count on.

For honest, reliable mechanics in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

 

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