2000 Hyundai Elantra Tranny or Engine Mount?

Tiny
FISHDO
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  • 2000 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
My 2000 Hyundai Elantra is having difficulty shifting. Initially it would shudder when coming to a stop. I asked some friends if anyone knew anything about transmissions and figured I would have it checked after payday (that was about 3 months ago and since I'm behind on rent I still can't afford to fix it.) Now when I accelerate from a stop it is slow to shift from 1st to 2nd and even worse from 2nd to 3rd; the engine revs loudly, rpms too high and about 1/4 mile from a traffic light it will finally shift. About 2 weeks ago I drove to work in 2nd gear at 25mph with my hazards on and haven't driven it since. When I put the car in D from P the engine lifts up about 1". A friend of mine tells me my problem is not the transmission but the mounts. The car has had 2 previous owners so I am not familiar with its' service history. I gotta fix it now 'cuz my mom needs her car back!
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 6:04 PM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Wow its lifting that much? Not moving. But in fact actually raising that much? Definetely check the motor mounts and transmissioni mounts first. The angles being off like that can defintely cause improper angle of the driveshafts causing a vibration like that. When did this occur?

And what has already been checked
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 8:23 PM
Tiny
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It really did lift that much. I finally took it to my mechanic and explained everything from the beginning. He agreed that the problem was most likely the mounts. After replacing the mounts he showed me the old one; broken right in half and worn down. I was relieved that the repairs were so inexpensive. I pulled out from the driveway and made my way down the street. I didn't get 50 ft before noticing the same problem. My vehicle barely made it back to the garage. My mechanic re-examined my vehicke, took the car for a test drive around the block, and upon his return informed me he believed the true culprit was the catalytic converter. Probably my fault for telling the mechanic, "I think it's this", when I know absolutely nothing about cars. But it needed to be done anyway. Now just gotta wait till I can afford more auto repairs.
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
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Hello. For the not shifting you might have to replace your sensor I believe its called speed control sensor but I might be wrong. If tis bad the transmission wont shift right.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 2:50 PM

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