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Old 28 Nov 2011, 03:04 pm
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Unhappy motor mounts


I was just at my mechanic,and he said my motor mounts were broken.He showed me the the one on top on the passenger side,and I don't see where it is broken.He wants 225 dollars to r&r them[both sides].

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Old 28 Nov 2011, 07:27 pm
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i had mine replaced both upper and lower,i supplied the mounts and he charged me $40.00
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 08:06 pm
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go to another mech.that one is way to high. i had mine replaced both upper and lower,i supplied the mounts and he charged me $40.00
Your mech must be a friend because it's a 1/2 hour for the top and an hour for the bottom so that's about $120 labor and the rest for parts. Not too bad. I did both in 45 minutes. I hope you didn't replace them with the crappy stock ones.
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 08:32 pm
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Just use 3M windshield adhesive
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 10:41 pm
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the stock ones maybe crappy in the fact that they wear out exceptionally fast but they do do their job during the time they aren't worn out.

I know for a fact that my motors mounts both top and bottom are shot.
as much as I'd like to go for the solid mounts offered by many aftermarket websites. the cost seems to me to be prohibitive, especially so when your vehicle is solely or mostly a daily driver.

Now I do believe though also for a daily driver that something needs to be done to beef up the stock rubber. and as creative and ingenious using 3m windshield adhesive is....its unfortuntely not for me.

I particularly like the products offered at
http://www.modernperformance.com/eng...4_340_344.html

oem upper mount = $40 (might be found cheaper at local parts store)
oem lower mount = $30 (might be found cheaper at local parts store)

stronger bolt kit = $30 <--I think this is a good idea since I've already replaced one broken bolt.

and finally
urethane mount inserts = $30

a grand total of about $130 dollars give or take for taxes and shipping. (as always your mileage may vary based on where you get your parts and how you get them)

this is what I intend to do. to me its seems to be the best compromise between cost and upgrade.

and if you wanted to go even further you could get the transmission mount insert though I don't know if it will fit the mount for the pt cruiser since it appears to be desigend for the srt4 you'd tact on another $35 dollars or so.

if you compare that to the costs of the other solid mount products that modern performance has available the difference is around 30 dollars for just the dogbones and bolt kit (roughly $160) all the way up to around $300

so options.

cheapest and most creative:
3m windshield adhesive....fills in all the nooks and crancies of the stock mount essentially creating a type of solid mount

cheap and basic:
just throw the inserts into the old mounts

cheap but might have to redo later on down the road:
replace with stock oem mounts

minor upgrade and not too cheap but cheaper than the next step:
replace mounts with oem and use inserts

biggest upgrade but costliest choice:
fully solid engine mounts.

the choice is yours and yours alone....good luck!
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 10:52 pm
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If you have and automatic don't get the solid ones...You'll hate the vibration
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Old 28 Nov 2011, 11:23 pm
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yea forgot to menion the vibration thing.

lcukily I personally have a manuel transmission and thus far from the reviews I've read on various websites offering either inserts and/or actual mounts teh added vibration for the manuel doesn't seem to be much and some even mention after a certain break in time the vibration diminishes...that could be psychological...its potentially possible they just get use to the vibration and thus don't notice it as much.
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 02:42 am
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the stock ones maybe crappy in the fact that they wear out exceptionally fast but they do do their job during the time they aren't worn out.

I know for a fact that my motors mounts both top and bottom are shot.
as much as I'd like to go for the solid mounts offered by many aftermarket websites. the cost seems to me to be prohibitive, especially so when your vehicle is solely or mostly a daily driver.

Now I do believe though also for a daily driver that something needs to be done to beef up the stock rubber. and as creative and ingenious using 3m windshield adhesive is....its unfortuntely not for me.

I particularly like the products offered at
http://www.modernperformance.com/eng...4_340_344.html

oem upper mount = $40 (might be found cheaper at local parts store)
oem lower mount = $30 (might be found cheaper at local parts store)

stronger bolt kit = $30 <--I think this is a good idea since I've already replaced one broken bolt.

and finally
urethane mount inserts = $30

a grand total of about $130 dollars give or take for taxes and shipping. (as always your mileage may vary based on where you get your parts and how you get them)

this is what I intend to do. to me its seems to be the best compromise between cost and upgrade.

and if you wanted to go even further you could get the transmission mount insert though I don't know if it will fit the mount for the pt cruiser since it appears to be desigend for the srt4 you'd tact on another $35 dollars or so.

if you compare that to the costs of the other solid mount products that modern performance has available the difference is around 30 dollars for just the dogbones and bolt kit (roughly $160) all the way up to around $300

so options.

cheapest and most creative:
3m windshield adhesive....fills in all the nooks and crancies of the stock mount essentially creating a type of solid mount

cheap and basic:
just throw the inserts into the old mounts

cheap but might have to redo later on down the road:
replace with stock oem mounts

minor upgrade and not too cheap but cheaper than the next step:
replace mounts with oem and use inserts

biggest upgrade but costliest choice:
fully solid engine mounts.

the choice is yours and yours alone....good luck!
Did you know the mounts for the neon srt-4 will fit both upper and lower and are a lot stronger than crappy PT OEM ones? Another choice.

Nope, you don't want solid mounts in the auto.
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 08:25 am
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actually no I did not know that fact. I assumed they were a cross over part since they look nearly identical and it would've made some financial sense to use the same parts bin.

good to know yet another option.
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 05:24 pm
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actually no I did not know that fact. I assumed they were a cross over part since they look nearly identical and it would've made some financial sense to use the same parts bin.

good to know yet another option.
The Neon SRT-4 would blow the PT mounts away. Way too much power. I use solid mounts on my srt because it isn't stock any more.
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