Car Problem Reports

Volvo S40 Right Front Engine Mount May Wear and Cause Vibration at Idle

Volvo S40 Problem
21 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

Engines Affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 107,109 mi (53,000 mi - 165,000 mi)


The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.

  • Visitor, , 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 99,000 mi

    vibration when turning right when engine cold. seems to go away when warmed up.

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  • Visitor, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 141,000 mi

    engine shakes at idle, motor mount bad

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 71,000 mi

    as stated, "engine shakes on right turns when engine is cold. getting worse, oil right joint area.

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  • Visitor, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 120,000 mi

    All three engine mounts tart deteriorating and causing vibration at idle and low speed

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 92,000 mi

    rattling vibration especially when turning right and engine cold. car mechanic said drive axle broken, replaced it. sound got even worse after that (also when driving straight). they had another look. said engine pushes against axle.

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  • Visitor, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 63,340 mi

    Vibrations through dash and steering wheel mostly on left side, probably the motor mounts

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  • Mick-E, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 53,000 mi

    Have had all motor mounts and transmission mounts replaced and still have the engine vibration issues.

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  • mrjrnsr1969, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 112,000 mi

    My car went in for service on my starter switch and they told me that I need to replace the right front engine mount

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  • Visitor, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 155,000 mi

    car vibrates like crazy from front right engine mount as well as engine mount in rear.

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  • jeffneric, , 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 122,407 mi

    Car started getting louder about a year ago. Was loudest at startup and when idle, but OK on the road. Took 3 mechanics to figure this out

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