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Old 10-19-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
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Passenger side motor mount mk3

is there a good way to determine if the passenger side motor mount is bad? backstory, my car has a bit of a jolt at start and minor vibrations at idle that have never occured before (within the last 8-9k miles) that i would say is the motor mount based off what i read, it also looks like the grease/fluid has come out the top but when i brought it in ford said my water pump was leaking and the coolant was flying up all over the engine and causing the mount to look as though it is leaking. i cleaned it up since they replaced the pump but i think all the fluid came out of the mount so i nothing has really come out of it since. they said a motor mount shouldnt be shot at only 40k miles so i shot back "a water pump should though"?? theyre nice there but i feel like they only wanted to do one thing at a time or something


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Old 10-19-2016, 01:29 PM   #2
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Jolt at start (starting to move I assume) the rear motor mount would be a better place to check (RMM).

For vibrations, the best diagnostic has always been to lightly jack up the engine at idle (wood block under pan) to see if the vibes disappear then.

A mechanic's mirror can look at the mount from the side to see if it's sacked out and resting on the bump stops.
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Check out the spiffy coolant reservoir bleed line connectors used there..............
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:41 AM   #5
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Jolt at start (starting to move I assume) the rear motor mount would be a better place to check (RMM).

For vibrations, the best diagnostic has always been to lightly jack up the engine at idle (wood block under pan) to see if the vibes disappear then.

A mechanic's mirror can look at the mount from the side to see if it's sacked out and resting on the bump stops.
yeah i just dont remember it jolting like that at startup before. thanks i will try this or bug them to do and replace it
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Check out the spiffy coolant reservoir bleed line connectors used there..............
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Where your small hose goes into the plastic bottle.................
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yup and what?.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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That was an OT comment, related to another thread on the same subject at the time.

Ignore for purposes of this one and move on to checking the mounts/checking when symptoms occur.
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How does it feel around 60mph? When I bought my car it vibrated like a massage chair at this speed and the fluid filled mount was also leaking. After replacement, no issues at all. Make sure to go with the OEM mount if that turns out to be the issue, as the aftermarket ones don't hold up at all.

Spilled coolant would be more watery, and the fluid from this mount (at least on my vehicle) was black and oily.

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