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Old 10-31-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default New Engine/Trans Mounts - still got vibration

I recently replaced Lower Engine mount (right) and Lower Trans mount (left). Both were loose and the Engine mount was nearly broken… I used "ANCOR" mounts from Advance Auto Parts - Saturn original was too expensive

Now all mount are strong but I'm getting vibration: panels, doors etc…

Advise needed: what can I do to eliminate that vibration ?

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Old 10-31-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Engine/Trans Mounts - still got vibration

how's the engine sound?

if it's running rough replacing mounts aren't going to help

if this is a new issue then I think it's beyond my realm of experience

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Old 10-31-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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Engine is running smooth... The vibration happens around 1800 RPM

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Old 10-31-2009, 04:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: New Engine/Trans Mounts - still got vibration

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Engine is running smooth... The vibration happens around 1800 RPM
Last mount is the trans mount, underneath the trans, basically right below the dogbone on the drivers side. Check to see how that one is holding up. Aside from that, if its fine... I don't know why else you'd be getting a vibration, unless you're used to expensive cars that are dead quiet and smooth at all times... haha.. It is afterall, a Saturn.

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I recently replaced Lower Engine mount (right) and Lower Trans mount (left). Both were loose and the Engine mount was nearly brokenů I used "ANCOR" mounts from Advance Auto Parts - Saturn original was too expensive
I believe it's Anchor.. and, that's very likely the problem (specifically the upper mount= "frowny"). Yes, the Saturn one is more but, most everyone has reported problems with the aftermarket Anchor mount. Seems to range from the problem you report to working fine but failing again in a year or two. I'd take it back and cough up the difference for OEM.

SLCraig.. note he did replace the trans mount as well. .. Oh, wait a minute! Mount problems usually exhibit mostly at idle. Hmm, "@ 1800" only, any gear, under load or just cruising and, most importantly, not so much at idle?

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Old 11-01-2009, 01:29 PM   #6
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I believe it's Anchor.. and, that's very likely the problem (specifically the upper mount= "frowny"). Yes, the Saturn one is more but, most everyone has reported problems with the aftermarket Anchor mount. Seems to range from the problem you report to working fine but failing again in a year or two. I'd take it back and cough up the difference for OEM.

SLCraig.. note he did replace the trans mount as well. .. Oh, wait a minute! Mount problems usually exhibit mostly at idle. Hmm, "@ 1800" only, any gear, under load or just cruising and, most importantly, not so much at idle?
I agree about the issues with the Anchor top mount. I bought one for my SL1 back in the day, typical frowny junk, I ended up getting a mint OEM style mount from a wrecked car at the junkyard, unknown mileage, and installed it in place of the anchor. Incredible difference. Biggest time I notice the difference is at low RPM take offs, the old mount would chatter the engine, and the car would shake, and now its just smooth even when the RPMs dip down (5 speed) The OEM mounts really are better. I can't comment on the dogbones, I've yet to replace them.

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