Worn Engine Mounts
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I am a single grammy living on small income, and my 1995 Saturn will be my last car. The mechanic told me the car was vibrating from worn car mounts and would cost around $300 to fix. I cannot afford this and do not understand what car mounts are. I can handle the vibrating. Is it dangerous to let this go? And what exactly are car mounts?
We just had a guy in the shop the other day with a problem. His engine mounts were worn. On his way in, they broke and the engine literally fell out of the car. The only thing holding the engine in the car was that it was resting on some lines and hoses. If he hit a good hard bump while coasting to his stop, it would have fallen out. I don't mean to frighten you, and also note that this is the extreme. I have never seen engine mounts fail like this before. I am only stating that this is not something you can let go for very long.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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