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Ron R

Kings Park, NY

#1 Sep 6, 2008
i have a 2001 cruiser and had to replace the motor mounts and bolts twice in the last 2 years ,is there a defect that chrysler is keeping a secret .. answers anyone ....
Linda

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Oct 6, 2008
I have a 2002 PT Cruiser that needs the engine mounts replaced. Three different mechanics have told me this. I asked someone at the local dealer about this issue and they said at about 60,000 miles this is a pretty common problem with the PT Cruisers(right about when I first started noticing I had a problem!). I have been pretty happy with this vehicle until this came up! Today I took my car in for an oil change and to have a new rattle investigated. The mechanic told me the rattle is due to the engine mounts and I need to get those replace pretty quick (not a dealer mechanic). He was also not surprised to hear this is common problem with these cars.
Personally I do feel it is a defect and it will keep me from buying another Chrysler.
Laura

Dallas, TX

#3 Oct 24, 2008
I have a 2002 PT Cruiser with about 76,000 miles on it and I have taken it to 2 different mechanics and they both said I have motor mount problems. I agree with Linda, this seems like a car defect to me.(Curiously, the 1st mechanic made it sound like I should take care of this problem soon, the 2nd mechanic made it sound as if I didn't need to do anything until noise got worse!)
Pamela J LeVoy

AOL

#4 Dec 15, 2008
I too own a 02 PT Cruiser with 60,000 miles and I was just told that all four motor mounts need to be replaced.
drummer

Ottawa, Canada

#5 Jan 6, 2009
the 2002 and up models are equipped with a turbo engine , the 2001 models were not designed with the turbo , the turbo engine has a higher ratio of horsepower and higher torque , this is what is causing the engine mount to wear out faster , it puts a lot of stress on the mounts at take off.
scott

Biloxi, MS

#6 Jan 31, 2009
I have an '02 PT Touring. It is not turbo and I am having to replace the motor mounts. It looks as though this is a common problem through all years of the PT reguardless of turbo or non turbo. They do need to be replaced or will end up causing more headaches down the road. This is just adding gas to the fire about me buying another Chrysler product.
340XXX

United States

#7 Jan 31, 2009
I have several Cruisers and a SRT-4 Neon. They both use the same mounts. A trick I learned on the SRT-4's is to take the mounts off the car. Buy a tube of windshield urethane to install windshields. This is available at most automotive stores for about $15. Clean up the rubber on the mounts with some alcohol where the holes are. Lay the mounts on some wax paper, then fill the holes up with the urethane and let set for at least 12 hours if not longer so that the urethane sets up. This stiffens the mounts and helps keep them from tearing as badly, especially with a manual or turbo car. This is best done with new or not damaged mounts. I suppose you could repair damaged ones to get by. Most new ones average $30-80 depending on where you get them. Fifteen dollars for some urethane will make them last a lot longer. City driving will really eat them up as well as pulling loads or heavy driving. The urethane can be used in a standard caulking gun. One tip though is to inspect the expiration date on the urethane. If it is just a week or so over you are probably alright and may be able to get a huge discount. If it gets a month over due it starts to get really thick and you can barely get it out of the tube. Urethane will stick to everything and spread like a disease. Wear rubber gloves when you do it. Some popcycle sticks work good to spread it around with.
Tim

United States

#8 Feb 16, 2009
I have a 2006 PT Cruiser with bad mounts. This has caused the right axle to go bad(ate the cv joints). I've babied this car and it still broke. I don't want to replace the mounts with the same junk that it came with. I've been trying to find some aftermarket heavy duty ones. No luck so far.
This issue goes way back to the first Caravans. Chrysler has had problems with engine mounts ever since. Would be nice if they would recognize there is a problem and recall it. This is the first, and last Chrysler product I will buy.
Cory

Nampa, ID

#9 Feb 25, 2009
I have a 2002 PT Cruiser Touring with 78k miles. We have babied this thing and just spent $2500 at 60k for a major tune up. Well we just had the motor mounts break and need replacing. Also the car stopped moving. The car now acts as if its in neutral at all times. Now I'm looking at both motor mounts and trany work. I used love Chrysler, not so much now.
micaelm in Pomona

Pomona, CA

#10 Mar 24, 2009
We have two 03 PT Cruisers now diagnosed as needing motor mounts. 6 years, 60 thousand miles for such a basic crucial part that the whole drive train depends on for basic operation? I had a toyota for twenty years, it never needed motor mounts.

And get this: lucky I got the extended warranty....'something' failed and leaked on the transmission, ruining the seals, and the good news is 'it's covered'... this same stuff leaked all over the motor mounts [and everything else] and the motor mounts are failing, and they're not covered.
Shanna -NJ

Berlin, NJ

#11 Mar 31, 2009
Just put in a windsheild and o2 sensor in my 2001 pt cruiser. Then I had to replace timeing belt, heads, gaskets, water pump ect....cost me over $2000 for everything! The mechanic said my motor mounts are completely shot! Shoud I dump more money into the cruier or trade it in? If I do replace the mounts, about how much will that cost me? Can I get some one to do it in a garage if I order the parts?
micaelm in Pomona

Pomona, CA

#12 Apr 1, 2009
I just consulted with an old friend who has worked for the big three as a mechanical engineering consultant. I asked him,' how long should motor mounts last?' He replied ' the life of the car'. Yeah! That's what I THOUGHT TOO!
master

Denver, CO

#13 Apr 13, 2009
micaelm in Pomona wrote:
I just consulted with an old friend who has worked for the big three as a mechanical engineering consultant. I asked him,' how long should motor mounts last?' He replied ' the life of the car'. Yeah! That's what I THOUGHT TOO!
Motor mounts last a different amount of time depending on how the car is driven. im a master mechanic and all cars or trucks need motor mounts at some point of the cars life so this is normal the differance is is the car worth the money to keep putting your money into it. my honest opinion it the pt or neon or the new egg from dodge or any other mopar they all use the same motor and it is a ok car till after 70,000 head gaskets is very normal as well as mounts and many other parts suggest new car if you hate the problems of this car i suggest look in to honda for the least amount of money to spend on repair.
Stan in Toronto

Ajax, Canada

#14 May 3, 2009
340XXX wrote:
I have several Cruisers and a SRT-4 Neon. They both use the same mounts. A trick I learned on the SRT-4's is to take the mounts off the car. Buy a tube of windshield urethane to install windshields. This is available at most automotive stores for about $15. Clean up the rubber on the mounts with some alcohol where the holes are. Lay the mounts on some wax paper, then fill the holes up with the urethane and let set for at least 12 hours if not longer so that the urethane sets up. This stiffens the mounts and helps keep them from tearing as badly, especially with a manual or turbo car. This is best done with new or not damaged mounts. I suppose you could repair damaged ones to get by. Most new ones average $30-80 depending on where you get them. Fifteen dollars for some urethane will make them last a lot longer. City driving will really eat them up as well as pulling loads or heavy driving. The urethane can be used in a standard caulking gun. One tip though is to inspect the expiration date on the urethane. If it is just a week or so over you are probably alright and may be able to get a huge discount. If it gets a month over due it starts to get really thick and you can barely get it out of the tube. Urethane will stick to everything and spread like a disease. Wear rubber gloves when you do it. Some popcycle sticks work good to spread it around with.
Great tip. I've been using this trick for years. I first did it on my 97 Neon DOHC SC 5SPD. I beat that car like a lame horse and was constantly replacing the centre motor mount. Even the Mopar Performance Parts mount got torn up. Windshield urethane did the trick.
Mad at Chrysler

Leicester, NC

#15 May 6, 2009
My motor mounts have broken TWICE. The car is 2.4 L non-turbo, 2004 and only has 46000 miles. I was told that it is not covered under my extended warranty. What a piece or crap!
Darlene

Morrow, GA

#16 May 12, 2009
I just replaced the motor mounts on my pt yeasterday, After leaving the shop you could hear alot a noise inside the car coming from under the dash on the side that was repared. what is going on. can't hear myself think..
Me Too

AOL

#17 May 22, 2009
Darlene wrote:
I just replaced the motor mounts on my pt yeasterday, After leaving the shop you could hear alot a noise inside the car coming from under the dash on the side that was repared. what is going on. can't hear myself think..
I just had mine replaced and the same thing..inside the car is noisier than ever...when i press on the gass it sounds like i'm in a hot rod. Did yours subside?
Kelly

AOL

#18 May 28, 2009
Tim wrote:
I have a 2006 PT Cruiser with bad mounts. This has caused the right axle to go bad(ate the cv joints). I've babied this car and it still broke. I don't want to replace the mounts with the same junk that it came with. I've been trying to find some aftermarket heavy duty ones. No luck so far.
This issue goes way back to the first Caravans. Chrysler has had problems with engine mounts ever since. Would be nice if they would recognize there is a problem and recall it. This is the first, and last Chrysler product I will buy.
I have the same problem and am trying to find out how much it cost you to replace the Motor Mounts. Thanks Kelly
Jon

Suffolk, VA

#19 Jun 25, 2009
Yeah, what gives just spernt 3000$ replacing the turbo in my '04 2.4 Turbo, and as soon as I left the vacum starting sucking(no pun) and turned right back around and told them to fix it. Now mind-you(forgive the run-around) I had told them to verify "EVERYTHING" that was wrong with the car. BTW, the oil pressure sending unit was bad, and they didn't detect that till I brought it back. OH SUPRISE your motor mounts need to be replaced.
micaelm in Pomona

Pomona, CA

#20 Jun 25, 2009
Motor mounts in such a young car? Disgusting. So: is the federal government standing behind my Chrysler warranty?

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