BAD MOTOR MOUNTS CAN CAUSE THE VIBRATION AROUND 60-80 MPH? ( AFTER TIRE BALANCING)
2004 Volkswagen Passat
October, 14, 2012 AT 3:57 PM
Just got the 2004 passat V6 a mouth. There are so many problems. When I got the car, I found my car has a vibration around 60-80mph. (Pretty strongly shaking, and I can even feel the pulsation on the gas pedal. The whole car is sharking! ) I was told the control arms for both side was bad, and the cv axles. So I replaced them with aftermarket. But the vibration still there. Then I do the whole 4 tires re-balancing. But the problem still there. After doing these, the mechanic also told me my engine mounts for both side was worn and need to be replace. Now, it is a dilemma, should I really invest it onto this car. I don't wanna put the money in and got nothing( problem still there like before).
if I really need to replace it, I may just replace it with those aftermarket. $50 for each one. I don't have that much budget.
I got few symptom that I felt it is motor mount but I am not sure:
1. When starting from a full stop, there is a clunk. ( Hit the gas pedal strongly)
2. There is a click sound coming with the clunk.
3. The vibration, for me, come from the driver side.