6951 Southfront Road, Livermore, CA 94551

(925) 456-5700

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 18:30 PST

How to check engine mounts?

There are a few signs that may indicate worn engine mounts and may require replacement. Here are a few ways to check engine mounts:

  1. Visually inspect the mounts: Look for cracks, tears, or other signs of damage on the rubber or hydraulic cylinder of the mount. Also, check for any leaks from the hydraulic cylinder.
  2. Listen for unusual noises: If you hear clunking, knocking, or rattling noises, especially when shifting gears, it could be a sign that the engine mounts are worn.
  3. Check for excessive engine movement: If you notice that the engine seems to move excessively when the vehicle is in motion, it could be a sign that the mounts are worn.
  4. Check for vibrations: If you feel excessive vibrations coming from the engine, it could be a sign that the engine mounts are worn and not isolating the engine properly.
  5. Have a professional mechanic perform a check: A professional mechanic will have the proper tools and knowledge to check the engine mounts and determine if they need to be replaced.

Keep in mind that these signs may also indicate other issues, so it’s important to have the vehicle inspected by a professional mechanic to determine the cause of the problem.