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Vibrations

Postby SuperLbody » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:33 pm

Hey guys, wanted to tap the collective knowledge here before I commit to a purchase. I've had a pretty rough vibration at idle and in Reverse that seems to smooth out when put into Drive and accelerating away. I immediately thought motor mount but the upper one looked just fine except the rubber insulator in the upper part of the mount looked worn. So I than checked the lower torque strut mount and it looked like the rubber had been pushed out a bit so I replaced it. Still have that vibration. I than proceeded to check the engine while running, parking brake on and shifting through the gears. It moved quite a bit more than I've seen any do so it leads me to the upper mount being shot but upon inspection I just can't help but doubt it as it doesn't look worn nor has leaked any fluid at least from what I can tell. Any tips?



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Re: Vibrations

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:11 pm

What's your idle at? maybe its to low


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Re: Vibrations

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:14 pm

Bad motor mount


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Re: Vibrations

Postby heavywoody » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:28 pm

Could be the trans mount too.


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Re: Vibrations

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:11 pm

Last time I looked the mounts were pretty cheap atleast for the 88 model just re do them all. I filled my gaps with poly urethane makes it a bit stiffer and they last way longer


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Re: Vibrations

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:16 pm

Not to nit pick, but the mounts are not fluid filled.


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Re: Vibrations

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:35 pm

The upper motor mount 92+ is a hydraulic mount... aka liquid filled.



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Re: Vibrations

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:55 pm

Learned something here again. Thank you.
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Re: Vibrations

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Is it filled with whiskey by any chance?? :D


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Re: Vibrations

Postby SuperLbody » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:22 pm

Ha Ha, that would be sweet! Well I took the dive and ordered an original mount. We'll see if that cures it. I'll post some pics of the deal when it comes!



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Re: Vibrations

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:13 am

Has there been any normal maintenance done? Plugs, wires, inspect ICM/coils.. any SES light? Perhaps the vibrations are coming from a rough running or ill engine at idle more than just the mounts. Regardless of the mount condition the engine should idle smooth... the bad mount would cause it to rock or move more when under load.



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Re: Vibrations

Postby SuperLbody » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:01 am

3X00-Modified wrote:Has there been any normal maintenance done? Plugs, wires, inspect ICM/coils.. any SES light? Perhaps the vibrations are coming from a rough running or ill engine at idle more than just the mounts. Regardless of the mount condition the engine should idle smooth... the bad mount would cause it to rock or move more when under load.


It idles within spec, no SES light. What leads me to be so sure was the rocking while I watched it and when just idling, you can sit in it and hear it through the body but when you step out the car, the engine sounds smooth. Nothing to be heard until you tilt your head into the car.



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Re: Vibrations

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:04 am

Have you also checked the transmission mount? When that begins to sag the transmission case will actually get very close to the subframe and hit when the mount is toast.



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Re: Vibrations

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:03 pm

Is your cell phone on vibrate that might be the issue. :D


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Re: Vibrations

Postby SuperLbody » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:33 am

CorvetteBeretta wrote:Is your cell phone on vibrate that might be the issue. :D


Nah, first thing I checked :lol:




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