Keeping your vehicle in proper working order should be the first item on the to-do list of any Volvo driver. There are countless parts under the hood of your car, and even the tiniest parts can contribute greatly to the overall performance and functions that you love on your vehicle. Should any of these parts develop problems, you may begin to notice issues that are more detrimental to your vehicle as a whole.
One such issue that may emerge is a motor mount failure. This can be a serious issue that should be fixed right away so that it does not become worse. Always trust a professional shop to look at your car when you suspect such a problem is occurring and never try to solve this issue by yourself, as doing so may simply exacerbate the problem.
The motor mount of your Volvo is truly the unspoken hero that receives very little attention for what it does under the hood. Without a working motor mount, you wouldn’t even be able to drive your car as the engine likely wouldn’t even be contained. As just alluded to, the motor mount is also commonly known as the engine mount and keeps the engine contained atop the chassis of your vehicle.
This equipment also serves the purpose of subduing the feedback from the engine. Using a mix of metal connections and rubber seals, the motor mount can hold the engine tightly in place which reduces the overall vibrations that may be felt by the driver of the vehicle. Over time, the rubber plating that helps to keep the system contained can develop cracks through general wear and tear.
If enough cracks develop in the rubber plating of your motor mount, then the entire system could potentially fail. This could be extremely detrimental to your vehicle depending on the level of the failure itself. Regardless, engine issues and frame damage can both occur at any level of a motor mount failure, which goes to show why this problem should be fixed right away.
Additionally, having a faulty motor mount will result in a lack of comfort as the vibrations begin to overtake your vehicle. As outlined below, there are a few signs that any driver can watch out for which may indicate when there is a problem occurring in the motor mount system. Stay vigilant for these signs and act on them as soon as they occur.
As discussed, motor mount failure is a serious issue that can ruin your vehicle. Fortunately, there are numerous signs that will indicate to you that this may be occurring. Don’t ignore these and take your Volvo into a professional as soon as they occur:
As talked about, the engine mount uses rubber plating to not only secure your engine, but reduce the vibrations felt by the driver. There are numerous miniature explosions occurring in your engine as you drive and these can result in significant vibrations that are dulled by a motor mount. If your mounts have failed, however, you may notice those vibrations become a lot stronger.
Should one or more of your engine mounts be failing, you may begin to notice impact noises occurring under the hood of your engine. These are characterized by the sounds of metal colliding with metal as the entire engine slightly bounces around underneath the hood of your Volvo.
If a motor mount completely breaks, you may actually feel your engine start to shift around under the hood. Don’t forget that this engine is a thousand pounds and is now partially loose under the hood. If you feel this, pull over right away so that it can be fixed.
At Rowlett Motorwerks, we can help solve whatever problem is thrown our way, including a failing motor mount. We have worked with clients around Garland, Rockwall, Sachse, Wylie, and Rowlett, TX for some time, and our experienced technicians are capable of fixing your Volvo’s problems. We want to get you back out on the road as soon as possible in the safest way possible. Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment or come on down and see for yourself why we are the best in the business.