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Come along with Eric O. as he shows you the process of diagnosing and repairing a bad motor mount. In this video he shows the repair on a 2006 Buick Lucerne with the 3.8 engine.
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49 thoughts on “Bad engine mount – diagnose and repair”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric says:

    How do I change the transmission mount on 07 buick lucerne?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 12vLife says:

    Does the engine have to come out to replace these? I have a very special issue. A manufactured oil consumption recall got me approved for an engine swap. Due to parts delays the dealer had my car for 3 weeks going on 2 months ETA, so I took the car out when i first noticed the clank while reversing issue while wating for parts. This is when I first noticed the issue and called to report it and was told nothing was done to the car to cause this but to wait to bring it back fro the swap when they would look at it. During this time my bumper to bumper expired. I took the car back to the dealer, they swapped the engine, but I was still hearing the clank while reversing. Now they are telling me $1700 to swap engine mounts which is not covered. Does this sound fair or right? I'm fighting it, but they've had my car for basically 2 months.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars konstantinus Stoyanov says:

    Great techniques, wasn't clear before I watched it

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars peter ta says:

    good work thanks nice to watch

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars peter ta says:

    good work thanks nice to watch

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars crystal coleman says:

    I had all 4 mounts replaced in my van, like a mth ago , and all was good, then a week ago , I started getting that Clunk
    when I put it in drive . Just like before, I have heard they can go bad real quick if they are cheap ones , or if they are not alighned right ,

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars romeo boss says:

    boy she's annoying

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars anthony diodati says:

    What is a decent motor mount that won't break the bank?
    Everybody on the internet is saying that anchor and DEA are junk.
    I am not looking to spend $80 at the general motors dealership.
    I am not real hard on my car will a anchor or DEA Mount be good enough for me?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marty Meyer says:

    Beautiful, getting ready to do this now.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars derek Mcneil says:

    Engine mounts on a Audi 4.2 2004 year

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars randy schiffer says:

    What's the average life of a motor mount?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Veasna Moul says:

    so nice

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charkatak says:

    When I test my Acura by putting it into D, R, the engine moves as usual. I just don't know why there is noise such as clunk when shifting from P to R, D and so on. The transmission mount I am able to see and it does have some mild cracks on the surface, but not ripped. Other 3 engine mounts are covered with rubber boots which hide the mount itself.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Bulllard says:

    like to see a video of a 2002 f150 ford xl 4.2 6 cylinder truck how to remove the motor mounts please. Thank you.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dick Richardson says:

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  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Luis Herrera says:

    Very good video, I just have one question, in the case you donยดt know the torque specs for a motor mount, what would you suggest to do? thanks for advance

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pammy P says:

    Thank you Eric! Even though this was filmed in 2016, this is good solid information for 2021 ! Never knew this could happen to an engine bracket. Loved the close-ups and step by step…good video!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Craig says:

    Mounts are a favorite of mine. Some can be a bit of a pain but since you can feel the difference when youโ€™re done

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Romulo Bacas says:

    Thank you sir for sharing your know-how to us. More power.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars North Point says:

    I just went thru this with my 2008 Lucerne. I honestly thought it was a problem with the transmission hard shifting. I also noticed that I felt every small bump in the road (I had replaced my struts a bit ago because they were bad). I figured my tranny was going and that I just had poor quality struts. Took it to trans shop and they found the engine mount bad. I guess you learn something every day right? I felt dumb – but I am not a mechanic by trade but like to do all the work (if possible) on my cars. This one just slipped by me.
    Runs great now. I guess with the broken mount, Any suspension vibration was amplified because of the lose engine. No more "hard shifts", Runs very nice now.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Eich says:

    GM eliminated the torque struts (dogbones) that went from the engine to the upper radiator support starting with the 2000 model year. The result was the front mount doesn't last.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars smo0chi3 says:

    Lmao this is the exact car I'm fixing. 2007 buick lucerne ๐Ÿ™

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thekeeperob says:

    First time i seen one your vids without your ugga dugga gun ๐Ÿ˜ฎ edit spoke too soon you pulled it out at 10 mins !!! there we go and were done

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lokoako chan says:

    Can a bad engine mount make sound like a squeking metal like a bad balljoint make? We have our ball joint replaced and the noise is still there. All of the suspension parts are new and still the noise

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Newfie Led Man says:

    I Have a 2006 Pontiac Torrent SUV FWD, 3.4L v6, I Just had All Brand New Parts installed.
    2 new Struts, 2 new lower control arms, 2 new stabilizer links, 2 new front Wheel Hub bearings, 2 new CV Axle Shafts. But now kinda have new problem as when i put the SUV into (Drive) it's fine, but as soon as i Put it into (Reverse) while holding the brake peddle you Here a Clunk, from the Passenger Side front, and also when driving over bumps on the road ways i can here a popping Sound, had the Struts rechecked and no problems. could it be that the upper Engine Mount cause this Problem.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alfonso Guajardo says:

    My car vibrates a lot at idle. Gets worse when I turn the wheel or turn on AC. My local mechanic says 3 out of the 4 mounts are broken. Fixing them should solve this issue?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ned Rumi says:

    I wonder Where is his voice coming from?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Wood says:

    Panther pee

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carl Formsma says:

    How about newer ones just recently done

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Yeah favorite repair on a 87 eurosport sport sedan 2.5 liter had to change all 3 and the dogbone, same with the 92 pontiac lemans two door coup with a 2.2liter

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Amanda Zeller says:

    THANK YOU! ! !

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wrench Weilder says:

    I've got a mazda 2.3l with a bad mount. I've been chasing clunking in the rear since I got the car. Looked closer today and realized it wasn't rear end at all. Had no idea an engine mount could sound like rear suspension is about to drop out

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Gilbery says:

    Will engine normally move with out the mount being bad

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Reeo Thec says:

    i just realized that you and eric the car guy are different people -_-

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Kenny S.D says:

    Good job

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wilson ganks says:

    Does the noise happen also while you're going on uneven ground?

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  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KurtDog says:

    I tested mounts on 07 impala. As soon as it was put in drive, the engine moved/torqued A LOT.
    Did not even have to press the gas to see it was moving way too much. Symptom was vibration going down the road especially at certain speeds, 51 mph in this case. Already had tires rotated and balanced and did not fix. There are six mounts in a kit for impala. Some for motor, others for transmission. Thanks for posting.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Capelli says:

    Excellent video Eric. I am trying to change mine (2007 Lucerne) I can't seem to get leverage on that top bolt using the swivel though. I am afraid I might strip it. Also, do I need that flex head ratchet for that top bracket bolt, or can I get by with a swivel and a short extension? It seemed like you broke that one loose easily. Please advise.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars big mike says:

    If the mount is bad will it cause front end to shimmy when going down road

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fall says:

    What the name of that mount ? Cause looking for that mount and keep give the wrong one , I have the other 2 just that 1

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Work says:

    Thank you. This video has saved me $$$. Keep doing what your doing man. Subscribed.