micaelm

Pomona, CA

#121 Feb 4, 2012
I had some oil change special at the Ontario , ca dealer on my 03 and they gave me a list of work it needed, including replacing the motor mounts. I have a friend who worked at chrysler as an engineer, he said motor mounts should last the life of the car. Yeah! I had a 22 year old Toyota that never needed motor mounts! After a lot of warranty work at 40,000 miles, a/c, trans, cables, steering parts [70,000 miles] it is now running well, and is a very comfortable car... it's the most handsome car on the road, too bad they skimped on the mechanical stuff...
Candace

Brooklyn, NY

#122 Mar 2, 2012
I know this thread is a few years old but I am having the same problem with my 2002. I have the mounts break twice in 18 months, and now there are a million things wrong with the car. It sounds like this is common, expensive and dangerous. Is there some way to get a force recall on the mounts? I think dropping $1,000 every couple of years for the same problem is a sign of poor design and the company should pay for it.
rick l

Windsor, Canada

#123 Mar 2, 2012
Thanks you for listing about my 2001 Chrysler Neon.I was told that the motor mounts are broken.Is it a hard job to change it my self. Please let me no thanks again.
Audrey Godfrey

United States

#124 Mar 3, 2012
My 2008 PT Cruiser just turned 50,000 miles and I've been told the motor mounts need replacing. I have had nothing but problems with this car since day 1. I also have problems with the engine overheating, checked coolant, hoses, thermostat and they can't find the problem. This is my first and last Chrysler vehicle. I am ready to drive it off a cliff.
patrick

El Mirage, AZ

#125 Apr 20, 2012
I never owned a Chrysler, However I am a ex ford dealership heavyline mechanic retired. Ford would design flaws that would cost the consumer and or additional owners about five thousand to fifteen thousand dollars.We would call this job security, I call it embezzlement.Chrysler seems to have picked up the practice and made it a art. Shame on Chrysler for stealing from poor people since that is the market they go after. I recommend Honda or Toyota for best reliability.I am petitioning the federal government to also disclose cost of repairs and average labor rate charts for all cars and trucks as they also post emmisions and gas mileage.It would have cost exactly the same to buy a BMW or other high end car minus repairs from new Chrysler.Stores practice this art to a lesser degree by discounting popular items and marking up accessories.We called it the twenty eighty.
LAURA MISSOURI

United States

#126 Jun 10, 2012
My husband has his own garage,and is currently working on a 01 pt cruiser. He has right moter mount loose but cant get bolts out.Space is to tight. any suggestions?
Jessica

Columbus, GA

#127 Jun 26, 2012
I have a 2007 Pt cruiser, was told it needed motor mounts as well.... my timing belt has broken, the cam shaft sensor needs to be replaced and now the motor mounts... what a headache. My mechanic said that after one motor mount breaks you need to replace it right away to avoid having to replace all of them.. Luckily he is fixing the mount and the sensor all for about 100.00
Tiffany

United States

#128 Oct 7, 2012
I have a 2005 pt cruiser with about 75,000 miles on it, within the last year I have replaced the same motor mount twice, serviced the transmission, a whole check over even a new battery. The mechanic said my problems were solved but it idles like shit at signals jumping forward and stalling on me. Now I get to to take it back in. This car is becoming a pain.
Yobana

Germantown, MD

#129 Oct 19, 2012
Audrey Godfrey wrote:
My 2008 PT Cruiser just turned 50,000 miles and I've been told the motor mounts need replacing. I have had nothing but problems with this car since day 1. I also have problems with the engine overheating, checked coolant, hoses, thermostat and they can't find the problem. This is my first and last Chrysler vehicle. I am ready to drive it off a cliff.
Am with you I have a pt cruiser 2008 ,i have told the motor mounts need replacing and every single thing in my car actually needs to be replace am sick of this, I think someone should be responsible of salling this cars.
Yobana

Germantown, MD

#130 Oct 19, 2012
patrick wrote:
I never owned a Chrysler, However I am a ex ford dealership heavyline mechanic retired. Ford would design flaws that would cost the consumer and or additional owners about five thousand to fifteen thousand dollars.We would call this job security, I call it embezzlement.Chrysler seems to have picked up the practice and made it a art. Shame on Chrysler for stealing from poor people since that is the market they go after. I recommend Honda or Toyota for best reliability.I am petitioning the federal government to also disclose cost of repairs and average labor rate charts for all cars and trucks as they also post emmisions and gas mileage.It would have cost exactly the same to buy a BMW or other high end car minus repairs from new Chrysler.Stores practice this art to a lesser degree by discounting popular items and marking up accessories.We called it the twenty eighty.
You are absolutly rigth.
Miranda

United States

#131 Nov 2, 2012
I have a '04 piece of crap Cruiser 2.4 L turbo. Replaced a fan ($400) because the car overheated; 2 months later, timing belt broke, ended up replacing the motor 6 months ago at the same time timing belt was being repaired, now my oil light comes on every time I slow down, car started lurching forward while in drive. Took this pos to get the oil changed today and the motor mounts are broken; two of them. And the oil pressure switch is broken causing oil to leak. I repair this car every 6 months and I'm beyond ready to push it into a river!!!
Toni in Montana

Helena, MT

#132 Nov 28, 2012
I have a 2003 PT Cruiser that we too baby very much so. I replaced the motor mounts last year along with the transmission that was destroyed due to the broken mounts. Now the same motor mounts are bad again in 9 months and the tranny needs replaced AGAIN as well. is this sounding like the mechanic really even changed the motor mounts at all? is it even possible they could go bad this fast when we baby the car so much?
John

Macon, GA

#133 Nov 30, 2012
My PT overheated ( I stopped it before going into the red) and babied it home. I got it to the dealer who told me there was a service bulletin out about if a customer brings in a PT that's overheating or running hotter than normal to retorq the head. I was told the head was not properly torqued at the factory. Unfortunately my head was warped and I had to get a replacement and that there were three different heads for my car, and of course I had the one that was rare and hard to get. Oh and I had to pay for this even though it was a factory mistake. The AC has never worked right, it keeps blowing the compressor so no AC for me. The timing belts don't last on these either and are a real pain to replace. My motor mounts are also broken, the cooling fan has been replaced several times, with the last time I bought an aftermarket one with a higher cfm output and just wired a switch to turn it on and off when I drive the car so it won't overheat again. My car now, usually when cold, the speedometer will jump around, the transmission when backing up a hill will go so far then acts like you shifted into neutral, rev up a while then "jump into gear" and finish backing up. In summary the engine and transmission in this car aren't worth the metal they are made of.
Mary

Glendale, CA

#134 Dec 3, 2012
My 2004 PT Cruiser odometer is at 62,200 miles. It's in the shop for a new serpentine belt and tensioner (estimate is $270). The mechanic said I needed new motor mounts and the parts are $500 plus labor. I priced the parts online and the most expensive were $200 plus labor. Seems like his prices are too high. What do you think?
lilly

Phoenix, AZ

#135 Dec 12, 2012
Has anyone personally replaced the motor mounts themselves? Do you know about how long it would take to replace them?
Trish

United States

#136 Dec 25, 2012
I owned a 2002 Cruiser... I had the mounts break while on my way to work... If I had been on the hwy, I could of had a serious accident or been killed because the car stopped suddenly.... I took pics of it.. it broke the transaxel casing and the cv axel and probably other parts.. the oil pan was only 1 inch from the ground.. everyone tells me they have never seen an engine fall quite this badly....
Linda wrote:
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.
joe tt

Coral Gables, FL

#137 Jan 17, 2013
Linda wrote:
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.
HELLO EVERYONE. I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO PEOPLE SAYING TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT 4 CYLINDER AMERICAN VEHICLES, I DIDN'T KNOW WHY THEY WERE TELLING THIS UNTILL I GOT MY GF A PTCRUISER...IT IS SHAMEFUL THAT A COUNTRY LIKE THIS ONE THAT WAS FOUND WITH PRIDE AND STRONG FOUNDATIONS AND USE TO HAVE THE BEST CARS OF THE WORLD NOWADAYS IS DOING NOTHING BUT KILLING OUR POCKETS. THIS PT CRUISERS ARE THE WORSE VEHICLE EVER EVER EVER, ONE PROBLEM AFTER OTHER. SHAKES LIKE A HORSE, GAS CONSUMER, ALL PARTS ARE AS WEAK AS CLAY AND ON TOP OF THAT THE ENGINE IS NOTHING BUT GARBAGE...PLEASE US GOVERMNET OR WHO EVER CAN DO SOMETHING FOR THIS COUNTRY START DEMANDING CAR MANUFACTURES TO STOP STEALING OUR MONEY AND BUILT SOMETHING THAT IS WORTH THE ALREDY HIGH PRISE WE ARE PAYING FOR THEESE THINGS THAT THEY CALL CARS...THANK YOU AND SORRY FOR MY LOUDNESS!!!
Blaze

El Cajon, CA

#138 Jan 20, 2013
Wow... I have had a 2004 PT Cruiser for almost 2 years now and bought it with a 136k on it and I WISH I would never purchased this POS. Nothing but problems.... Luckily I know how to repair cars myself, but still, this is getting out of control. I have had the worst luck with the engine overheating and after replacing the fan 4 times, replacing the radiator 2 times, it turns out it was a bad ground at the harness that the fan plugs into. Now I replaced the 2 passenger side motor mounts and the vibration is worse upon acceleration!! Un-Fricken-Believable!!! Now I will attempt to replace the passenger "Mid Engine Mount" without pulling the motor. I have pretty much replaced everything except for the engine and the transmission which still be to be running and shifting well... After reading most of these stories, I don't feel as bad as far as having to hire a mechanic who will rip you off. I guess, other than venting a little, has anyone attempted to replace the "Mid Engine Mount" as a "Do It Yourself" mechanic? If so, any good tips?? Thanks for listening.
06 in AZ

Mesa, AZ

#139 Feb 4, 2013
I have a 2006 turbo limited and am about to go thru my FOURTH set of mounts, at 79k miles.
This has to be a defect and part of why they wont make these anymore.

Where can I get a set of super monster heavy duty mounts that have a warranty for it?
Someone must have notices this problem and made real hardware to replace these Thainese super saver mounts.

I have a timing chain due soon so all will be done at the same time.

and good ghad.. what are GT owners going thru?
Jamell

Chicago, IL

#140 Feb 6, 2013
Gm ford and chrystler/dodge are U.S. But older cars are built to last new cars not so much. The new cars are not meant for ppl to work on, you have to take it to the professionals at the dealerships. Back then if yo car wouldnt start u could put a little gas in the carburetor and start it and overheating just add water. But now if it dont start it could be fuel injectors, spark plugs or the computer. But if u take care of ya cars it'll take care of u
Tim H wrote:
I've been a mechanic for over thirty years and the problem you people are decribing are normal wear and tear on a car. Most of you people seem to talk of older cars that seem to be city driving this alone will kill a car fast. Just because it has 60,000 or 70,000 miles on it city driving can turn that milage into 120.000 0r 140,000 ( this is why you never buy a taxi or a police car ) with stop and go traffic and the way some road conditions are ( pot holes garbage in roads etc.) And lets be honest even your driving habits are alot to be desirable ( jack rabbit starts at lights slam on brakes etc.)Todays cars are not ment to last forever sorry to say Unlike the older models cars todays cars WILL brake down more often and need servie They are no different then the things you buy for your home ( TV VCR MICROWAVES ETC.) This is the wave of the future sorry to say Chrysler is no better then GM or Ford or any other forien Co. look at Toyota and their Problems. So use some common sence here and look at the situation and make your judgement with a clear mind before you go of half cocked and blame the problem on the car

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