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Old 08-15-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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I've got a 2002 PT & when I had the hood up & was checking levels & topping off fluids I leaned against the car & when it rocked back the engine rocked front to back as well. I don't believe that is supposed to happen, is it? I'm thinking maybe motor mounts. Any ideas? should I drive it to the shop or have them tow it?

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Old 08-15-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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I would say... With the hood up and someone standing to the side looking at the engine, have someone drive it forward a few feet, then stop, then put it in reverse and go back a few feet.

See if the engine is "jumping up".

Then do this with another car, any car. Compare.

Some engine movement is normal.

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Old 08-21-2010, 11:23 AM   #3
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Just came across this. Might be safer to hold the brake while putting it forward and reverse, and have someone observe the engine movement.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:04 PM   #4
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yes you can check for broken engine mounts this way. Foot on the brake and other on the gas in gear forward and reverse. WITH EBRAKE ON! In the pt it usually is the DOGBONE mount left side top on motor that go bad.
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