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Old 05-30-2015, 09:17 AM   #81
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sometimes those mounts fail and cause a lot of racket


I've always gone with upgraded mounts myself
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sometimes those mounts fail and cause a lot of racket


I've always gone with upgraded mounts myself
Old 4 cylinder Saturn front motor mounts were prone to failure, but I have not heard that happening on modern Honda's with low mileage, unless it was used for off road racing.
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The leverage you hold is with your Feedback on the Service performed, you see how important it was if the Manager followed you out into the parking lot. These dealerships live for a positive rating.

Google the Ford Regional Customer Service Dept and call them. Tell them what happened -- this Dealer's Service Department couldn't change a thermostat without snapping off a bolt. And you feel that you were charged for the privilege.

We recently had to make a call to the VW Customer Service for what we thought was an excessive charge on my Wife's Passat. They took it under consideration and sent us a check for $495.

You might also want to consider making your next vehicle a Certified Pre-Owned Car with a 100K mile Warranty. You'd save all that nasty Depreciation on a new car and still get Dealer Service on big ticket repairs.
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Old 4 cylinder Saturn front motor mounts were prone to failure, but I have not heard that happening on modern Honda's with low mileage, unless it was used for off road racing.
I put group n engine and tranny mounts on my WRX for racing the standing mile, 1/4 and autox
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AJA888, this car is 12 years old, it is a 4WD, so want to replace differential fluid, same situation as coolant, over 10 years old. My service advisor recommended motor mount work for another customer that he was talking to on the phone as well. It is not unusual for a Honda, however, with only 46,700 miles, I declined the service.
My valve cover gasket leak was probably because the car was not driven very much and the gasket dried out. It actually is a simple job, several videos on YouTube but I am not mechanically inclined. I have never change my own oil, I do not own a lawn mower. It's too late to learn and acquire mechanical skill for me.


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AJA888, this car is 12 years old, it is a 4WD, so want to replace differential fluid, same situation as coolant, over 10 years old. My service advisor recommended motor mount work for another customer that he was talking to on the phone as well. It is not unusual for a Honda, however, with only 46,700 miles, I declined the service.
My valve cover gasket leak was probably because the car was not driven very much and the gasket dried out. It actually is a simple job, several videos on YouTube but I am not mechanically inclined. I have never change my own oil, I do not own a lawn mower. It's too late to learn and acquire mechanical skill for me.


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That makes more sense. You only said low mileage Honda. 4WD and 12 years old makes a difference.

Motor mount issue is not making sense unless it is broken.
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That makes more sense. You only said low mileage Honda. 4WD and 12 years old makes a difference.

Motor mount issue is not making sense unless it is broken.
agreed

you'd know if you had a mm broken
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Motor mount at 46,700 miles? They are really getting creative with unnecessary work.
I had all the motor mounts in my Mercury Villager (same as the Nissan Quest) going bad at around that mileage. The engine rocked badly. It cost around $1K to replace them more than 15 years ago.

Then, I also had motor mounts on a GM and another Ford car failing quite early. Maybe some bad years in rubber production.
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I was also told that if the motor mount fail that it will damage the transmission also?? I guess if the engine sinks it will drag down the transmission as well and can damage the transmission.


I have zero knowledge on this subject, I need to do some more research.
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it can, typically a broken motor mount is something you hear. A clunking noise accelerating/decelerating or putting the car in gear.
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