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1994 Toyota Corolla Question: Does (normal wear) on engine mounts cause NEW CV Boots to come apart?

 

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Visitor, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Palm Coast, FL, April 05, 2010, 07:39

About 8 months ago I had CV Joints and Boots replaced. I come to find out the boot came apart from where it should normally sit. It was fixed and I was covered under warranty parts and labor to have this redone, BUUUT the shop says I have 30 days to fix the worn engine mounts or the warranty will be voided. (They said I dont have to get it fixed there, and gave me a quote of $380.00 for the main front and rear mounts. DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? Thanks in advance for your responses

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    hemicuda April 05, 2010, 13:01
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    If the engine mounts are broken and upon driving it raises and lowers the engine/trans axle assy it could affect the geometry and possibly wear out the boot in the process

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    hemicuda, April 05, 2010, 13:47
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    The mounts never look broken when the engine is off and the weight of the engine is sitting on it, But once tork is applied the engine will raise up and move around

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    hemicuda, April 09, 2010, 16:16
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    I agree with the 2nd mechanic that looked at your car, the first company is trying to blame the boot on another problem

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    palmcoastfl April 05, 2010, 13:17
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    (this is my question)
    The mounts are not broken, only normal wear for a '94 Corolla with 227k miles. (there is a crack in the rubber mount) but not broken, or missing anything.

    HEMICUDA, Thanks for your answer. So do you agree then with having to replace the engine mounts?
    (I had the car looked over at another garage and the mechanic did agree that it was engine mounts were worn, BUT did NOT agree that this was the reason for the cv boot to pop off. (sit where it normally sits. He felt that it was to "protect the co's end" by not having to replace for free again the cv joints and boots)

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    palmcoastfl, May 03, 2010, 11:19
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    Hemicuda, thanks for concurring on my thoughts about the mechanic. The shop did replace them under warranty, but in my receipt stated that lifetime warranty will be voided if engine mounts not replaced in 30 days. (its past 30, boots still intact, i guess ill deal with it again IF I have to down the road)

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