I drove across country this fall. In MI, started to vibrate heavily in reverse. Mechanic replaced broken motor mount on driver's side. Reverse OK, but still vibrates. In OR before xmas, replaced broken front motor mount. Still vibrates. Diagnostic specialist now says that mechanic in MI replaced driver's side motor mount with the wrong kind... motor mount needs second bracket that acts as shock absorber. The single bracket one holds motor too tightly and transfer engine vibration through the car. He discovered this by jacking motor up so didn't rest on that motor mount. Did the same thing with the other three - says those are fine. Cost for replacing the drivers side motor mount with more expensive double bracket mount is $240, on top of $150 I already spent in MI. Ouch! Options?
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2001 Honda Civic
Question: vibration - changed motor mounts - continued problems
Answer #1dandd January 03, 2010, 20:00Master
There is no substitute for fixing a vehicle correctly the first time. It is a shame that you had to spend the money on an incorrect mount. I would make the new mechanic give you a money back guarantee that this is really going to fix the problem.
Replycross-country-Honda, January 04, 2010, 13:40Rookie
Thanks for the advice on guarantee. Are you saying that the car definitely needs the double bracket motor mount?