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

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

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Average mileage: 103,560 (18,000–165,000)
Engines affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo
9 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
34 people reported this problem
16 people shared problem details
2004 Volvo S40- 2.4L 5 Cylinder99,000
vibration when turning right when engine cold. seems to go away when warmed up.
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo53,000
Have had all motor mounts and transmission mounts replaced and still have the engine vibration issues.
2004 Volvo S40- 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo71,000
as stated, "engine shakes on right turns when engine is cold. getting worse, oil right joint area.
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo63,340
Vibrations through dash and steering wheel mostly on left side, probably the motor mounts
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo141,000
engine shakes at idle, motor mount bad
2005 Volvo S40- 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo100,000
When turning right -especially when car is cold- grinding type noise coming from right front area. Mechanic says to replace engine mount and control arm. None of this happened until after being hit on left side front by crazy cab driver who ran a red light!
2005 Volvo S40- 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo92,000
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.
2006 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo105,000
Problem started around 100k but didn't get bad until about 105k. The passenger side axle was bad and I attributed the vibrations and clashing sound to it and replaced the passenger side axle which fixed the clacking sound and vibration during turns but did not fix the vibration at idle. This Is when I inspected the motor mounts and found metal shavings around the passenger side motor mount which I removed to find almost in 2 pieces. Was hard to find a replacement for it since the 2 auto parts stores I use didn't carry it but I found it and after installing it all vibrations and metal to metal clashing sounds disappeared.
2008 Volvo S40- 2.4L 5 Cylinder83,900
Took car in for service unrelated to this problem, but technician advised that I needed to take care of this front engine mount, or I would have worse problems if left unattended. It cost about 250 for parts and labor to fix this at the Volvo Georgetown dealership.
2007 Volvo S40- 2.4L 5 Cylinder90,000
broke mount, then snapped timing belt...
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo103,495
It has a hard idle until it gets warm . And the actual. Air conditioning takes a while to get cool on warm days
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo122,407
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
2005 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo120,000
Car vibrates when idle
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo120,000
All three engine mounts tart deteriorating and causing vibration at idle and low speed
2004 Volvo S40- 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo112,000
My car went in for service on my starter switch and they told me that I need to replace the right front engine mount
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo155,000
car vibrates like crazy from front right engine mount as well as engine mount in rear.
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