Toyota Corolla Problems

Engine Mount on Passenger Side Can Wear With High Mileage on Toyota Corolla

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The engine mount on the passenger side of the car can wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts and the faulty mount will need to be replaced.

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Toyota Corolla Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 165,358 (70,000–252,300)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2010
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I have replaced the mount three times. Also had to replace all of the other mounts one time.
A lot of noise and even more vibration. Service manager at dealership diagnosed almost right away. Good car.
Feels like rough engine idle, started occurring at around 80,000 miles. For example door locks buttons vibrate and rattle in the door while at an idle. -- Tuneups did not help nor carburetor type cleaners. Finally replaced passenger side engine mount at about about 90,000 miles, fixed the problem. Rough idle feeling back again, now at 180,000 miles. I feel it in the steering wheel again at idle. The 90,000 mile replacement motor mount was a dealer original equipment replacement part. I was thinking about purchasing a generic replacement after market mount. After viewing a YouTube video and then reading the review comments, his after market parts were too hard and transmitted the vibration apparently worse than when he started the project. Looks like I will have to go back to the dealer for more substandard parts that work for awhile again, not a plus for Toyota although it's a nice car.
Worse with acceleration and up hill. Shaking happens at all speeds, sometimes holding a certain rpm helps smooth the ride. Down hill coast is terrible too, with a little gas shaking diminishes. Driven this way for about 15000 miles. Currently at 218000.
Very rough idling turned out to be mounting bolt failure as diagnosed and repaired by a shop.
loud rattling noise from engine pulley mounts. Taking to mechanic, will discuss remedies suggested. Thanks
Bad Bushing on Passenger side motor mount. Excessive vibration at idle once engine got warm. Replaced works good.
motor mount, passenger side, wore out, caused excessive vibration in the car. once replaced was like a new car!
Horrific vibrating. Replaced all mounts except the passenger side which looks ok. Issue not resolved. Car was in an accident before I got it though...front fender is loose as lifted up on the fender whil running and immediately heard the difference...also the radiator is loose.
When I bought this in 2008 car it had 88,898 miles on it. I had noticed far more vibration than normal starting about a year ago but figured it was just a broken motor mount. Mechanic confirmed while replacing my timing belt that the passenger side motor mount was broken, but said that it didn't really need to be replaced if I was driving the car carefully. Since I don't drive it exactly carefully (safely so far as the law and other drivers are concerned but hard acceleration etc.) I am considering having it replaced anyway.
Car makes a clanging noise when I am driving. The higher the speed, the more noise the car makes. There is no noise when I am idling. The noise sounds like something is loose and hitting against metal or is hanging and hitting against the pavement but there is nothing there. It sounds like something is breaking off and falling under the hood.