on the weekend both my engine mounts snapped (i noticed when the engine was really rough in high revs). anyway i had them both replaced yesterday.
now today i drove into work and i dumped the clutch a bit in 1st gear around a corner the revs werent really high or anything. it kind of axle hopped a bit around the corner when it spun the wheels. anyway then i noticed my gearstick was on an angle. so pulled over popped the bonnet. sure enough i could see the drivers side engine mount had snapped again and my engine is on a slight angle.
any ideas? they shouldn't break this easy should they
are you sure its broken? the only way i could tell mine was broken (drivers side) was to have the hand break up and rev the car in first, then i noticed the engine mount was actually opening up a fair bit. changed it and no problems since. so yeah i really dont think it should break that easily!
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well i'm certain the drivers side engine mount is snapped. and pretty sure the transmission mount is broken. seeing that its turned as well. 1st gear is sort of straight up. 5th gear i can only just get to.
anyway shes going to the mechanics to get fixed up tomorrow and checked out what caused it to break so easy. could be the fact that its a wagon with the back lowered with lowering blocks which caused the axle hopping. putting too much strain on everything and caused them to snap. maybe need new lowered leaf springs.
they were the kelpro (or something similar to that) rubber engine mounts. i'm still in shock that it broke the next day after getting installed! lol
well i changed the drivers side one first off by myself then took it to local mechanic to get the other side put in because it looked hard to get to and i couldn't be stuffed. lol
i'm taking it to jim mock motosport tomorrow to get the mounts changed and check out if theres any obvious problems causing it. hopefully all will be good. if he thinks its the lowering blocks that are causing a problem with axle hopping maybe i'll get lowered leaf springs and get superlows put in the front instead of the lows. i've been wanting to get it a bit lower for a while so maybe good opportunity lol.
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