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Old 07 Jun 2012, 09:03 am
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Default Lower engine mount recomendation...?

I have to replace my lower engine mount (shocker!), should I consider using an after market solid type mount, or should I just put another OEM mount on there? Pros - cons? Experiences? Thx.
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Old 07 Jun 2012, 11:09 am
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Default Re: Lower engine mount recomendation...?

I replaced it with a stock one, I heard to many people complain about vibrations.
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Old 07 Jun 2012, 11:48 am
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My strong suggestion is to use 3m Windshield Urethane, it's a 'forever' fix
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Old 07 Jun 2012, 12:08 pm
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My strong suggestion is to use 3m Windshield Urethane, it's a 'forever' fix
How's that work? I think I know where you are going with this suggestion....
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Old 07 Jun 2012, 12:40 pm
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How's that work? I think I know where you are going with this suggestion....
you can fill the mounts with 3m window weld, but it's $25 and it takes two full days to dry.

for $15 you can buy this from vatozone and get the same result:
Transmission Mount - Performance | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 Cylinders B 2.4L SFI DOHC | AutoZone.com

i filled mine with the 3m and that is what i'd recommend if you have the ability to let it sit and thoroughly dry for a couple days.

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Old 07 Jun 2012, 02:19 pm
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Default Re: Lower engine mount recomendation...?

Why do you recommend the $25 window weld over the $15 part that is made for this?

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you can fill the mounts with 3m window weld, but it's $25 and it takes two full days to dry.

for $15 you can buy this from vatozone and get the same result:
Transmission Mount - Performance | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 Cylinders B 2.4L SFI DOHC | AutoZone.com

i filled mine with the 3m and that is what i'd recommend if you have the ability to let it sit and thoroughly dry for a couple days.
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Old 07 Jun 2012, 02:49 pm
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Urethane will fix the broken mount, and is forever.
Inserts, not so much.

It was about $12 per tube when I bought, here's google search for prices:

3m Windshield Urethane

Main mounts on my Neon were broke and filled before they even made your PT- They're still perfect today.

It does take a while to dry, (without your wife's knowledge) stick it in oven on warm- it'll only take a few hours to dry.
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Old 07 Jun 2012, 07:56 pm
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I got "Duralast" from Autozone, and they're warranteed forever. That's been over 30,000 miles and I was looking in the area the other day, and the strut still looks like it was just put in. The steering wheel is a little stiffer at idle (my wife says, although I don't feel it), but maybe that's why the thing is not deteriorating like the OEM strut that came with the car.

Or, you can do the 3M trick.

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Old 07 Jun 2012, 08:18 pm
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I just picked up a new lower mount, it has a bunch more rubber in there then the stock one I took out. I don't think it would take much urethane to fill in the rest. The time isn't an issue because my PT is not on the road yet. With all the stuff I am findimg broken on this thing, it might be a while.

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Old 09 Jun 2012, 11:37 am
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Here's why not bushing inserts:
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That was the ISSUE!!!

It was the lower mount, under the A/C. The Energy bushing insert strap broke and the constant pressure from the rear insert helped the bolt back off. I cant really tell, but it looks like the main pulley or the A/C pulley rubbed against the frame. All belts look good...

Check the tranny fluid level and topped it off. Then...took it for a romp (with my wife in the passenger seat).

All is back to normal!
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