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Tranny mount?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:11 pm
by Zarvox
My 2001 Neon recently began to shake around 90 km/h (55 mph).
I'm sure it's not the wheels because this shaking is not on the steering wheel but the whole font of the car.
Could this be because of the transmission mount? (someone said that it could be) The tranny is automatic.
Any helpful ideas what to check?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 1:39 pm
by stairmaster3001
check your cv axles, control arm bushings and wheel bearings

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 3:24 pm
by occasional demons
Yeah, I don't think a bad trans mount by itself would make the whole front end shake. You would notice that more when shifting from forward to reverse, or letting off the gas, getting back on the gas. Not as much as bad torque struts, but it would be there if it was totally shot. .

I don't think it can get the engine transaxle alignment out enough to make the cv joints go wack. They can take some serious misalignment. The transaxle would have to be resting on the crossmember to piss them off. And then there would be the other obvious issues. :lol:

And just because you can't feel it in the steering wheel, doesn't mean it isn't a tire. I would try swapping the fronts/rears just to be sure. It is the cheapest option.

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:35 pm
by Zarvox
I failed to mention that it occurs usually when I press the gas, if I let it off, it goes away.
And I recently changed the wheels and tires, so that's not the problem. (I also had the wheel issue earlier and it feels totally different)
occasional demons wrote:Yeah, I don't think a bad trans mount by itself would make the whole front end shake. You would notice that more when shifting from forward to reverse, or letting off the gas, getting back on the gas. Not as much as bad torque struts, but it would be there if it was totally shot. .

I don't think it can get the engine transaxle alignment out enough to make the cv joints go wack. They can take some serious misalignment. The transaxle would have to be resting on the crossmember to piss them off. And then there would be the other obvious issues. :lol:

And just because you can't feel it in the steering wheel, doesn't mean it isn't a tire. I would try swapping the fronts/rears just to be sure. It is the cheapest option.

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:33 pm
by NyNeon0813
Bad axle?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:49 pm
by Zarvox
NyNeon0813 wrote:Bad axle?
How to check that?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:13 pm
by NEON PARABOLA
Does it shake when stoped at lights in drive? Go away in neutral? That's what mine is doing

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:27 pm
by Gnuserup
Mine was behaving like yours is and it had been the left cv-axles inner (trany-side) bearing.

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:47 pm
by occasional demons
OP last posted in this thread 6 months ago... Maybe you will get a reply, maybe you won't. :lol:

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:36 pm
by Zarvox
NEON PARABOLA wrote:Does it shake when stoped at lights in drive? Go away in neutral? That's what mine is doing
Yes, exactly.
The original suspect (trans mount) was in good condition, but I replaced each mount, because all the other ones were in quite bad shape.
Unfortunately it did not resolve the problem...

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:52 pm
by NEON PARABOLA
^shit...I already ordered both mounts.....

how much $$$ does it cost to replace a left side cv bearing?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:04 pm
by Zarvox
Don't mind to replace the mounts, especially if they are the originals.
It made my whole ride smoother.
At least you don't have to pay that much for the shipping as I had to... ](*,)

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:23 pm
by NEON PARABOLA
update: replaced the tranny mount, seemed to help but not solve. I will be replacing the main motor mount Saturday/sunday

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:17 pm
by NEON PARABOLA
update: main motor mount in combination with removing and re-aligning both torque struts fixed this issue