RUMBLING NOISE WHEN STANDING STILL WITH BRAKES DEPRESSED AND CAR IN DRIVE

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  • smsjazz81
  • 1994 Geo Prizm
  • 122 miles

I have a rumbling noise that happens whenever I apply the brakes and come to a stop. It makes the noise when the car is in gear but stop if I put the car into neutral. The steering wheel also vibrates which I'm sure is an unrelated problem but I though was worth mentioning.

I put new brakes pads and rotors on the car 5/1/12

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smsjazz81

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 AT 10:58 PM

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  • saturntech9
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Have you checked all the engine and transmission mounts?

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 AT 11:34 PM
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  • smsjazz81
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No I haven't where are they located, how many are there and how do you tell if they're are bad?

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 12:49 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Do you have the 1.6 or 1.8L engine?

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 12:55 AM
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  • djcl
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There are at least 4 mounts thay are rubber and metal used to isolate engine vibrations. Thay some times will brake or get week and mis align the engine and alow parts of the engine and or transmission to be in contact with the body of the car. To check them you would start with a visual check and then pry on them with a large bar checking for excessive movement.

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 12:59 AM
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  • saturntech9
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You have a front transmission mount rear transmission mount a front right one up by the cylinder head by the timing cover and a lower engine mount.

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 1:07 AM
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94 geo prizm LSI 1.6L

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 1:32 AM
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  • saturntech9
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The mounts are still in the same place for that engine as well.

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 1:34 AM
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I plan on replacing all engine/transmission mounts today. Wish me luck.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 12:54 PM
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Good luck did you find some bad ones?

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 9:29 PM
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They were moving a bit except for one and the rubber pieces were all dry and cracking I got 2 done today and am doing the others tommorow.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 11:07 PM

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