Mechanics

ENGINE MOUNT

2000 Toyota Camry

Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 126, 00 miles

I have recently noticed small hydraulic leak that seems to originate from an engine mount. How serious of a problem is this?
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Greenweeney
November 18, 2008.



By itself, not really serious. I guess it depends on your definition of " serious". The problem with bad engine mount is this: the vibration that is not dampened by the mount will now travel to other parts of the engine and will a broken mount will affect other mounts.

Depending on which mount that is bad. If the front or rear, now your engine will " flex" forward and back with every acceleration and deceleration. This create stress to your exhaust system. If it is the dog-bone (front engine - by the belts), the engine will flex side to side, which will transfer stress to transmission.

Tiny
Zackman
Nov 19, 2008.