Transmission Mounts : Solid rubber or hydraulic filled rubber on metal parts designed to hold the weight of the transmission and absorb the vibration and movements of the torque of the transmission. Transmission mounts are absolutely needed on all automobiles otherwise the vibrations of the engine and transmission will be felt throughout the entire vehicle. As a car, truck, van or suv age, the rubber within the transmission mounts will get old and deteriorate. After some time, the transmission mounts eventually go bad and will have to be replaced. Other factors that can ruin transmission mounts include oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid leaks. Fluid leaks cause chemicals to get into the rubber and break it down faster than normal.
Driving a vehicle with bad transmission mounts can cause annoyances with drivability or cause other problems to happen on your vehicle. Common warning signs for bad transmission mounts may include excessive vibrations while driving, clunking sounds when engaging drive or reverse, or banging sounds between shifting gears. If you suspect a transmission mount problem, make an appointment and bring your car into Guy’s Automotive for a transmission mount inspection today.